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Didier Deschamps: 'France deserved to beat Uruguay'

Deschamps: 'France deserved to win'
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France boss Didier Deschamps hails his players after a dominant display against Uruguay.

France manager Didier Deschamps has insisted that his side were worthy winners after watching them run out 2-0 victors over Uruguay in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Speaking to the media after the match, the former Marseille boss hailed his players for raising their game against tough opposition.

"I think we deserved the result, we played against a beautiful Uruguayan side but we were better than they were today," he told reporters.

"I have a younger team, and they've already played as a team before, but today's requirements were even higher because the opponents become better as you progress.

"I like to reach my goals like everybody else but I don't look at this from a personal perspective. My pride is related to the entire group and here I want to mention my technical staff who help me day in day out. I'm not doing this for myself, I'm there for the team."

Goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann fired France into the semi-finals.

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