NIZHNY NOVGOROD, July 5 (Sputnik) - France goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris said on Thursday that some of his teammates' experience of the 2014 World Cup will help them in the quarter-final match against Uruguay in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday.
"The current national team are very talented. Tomorrow, we'll rely on the experience of those who played at the 2014 World Cup. We have experience, now we know how to participate in major tournaments," Lloris told journalists.
In 2014, France, who were also captained by Lloris, reached the World Cup quarter-finals, where they were beaten by eventual champions Germany 1-0.
The goalkeeper added that 19-year-old forward Kylian Mbappe, who scored a double in France's 4-3 win over Argentina in the round of 16 match, remained calm and confident ahead of the Uruguay clash.
"He is relaxed, smiling, he is himself... The entire world saw his success in the game against Argentina. He is still the same," Lloris said.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off on June 14 and will continue until July 15, with the matches being played in 11 cities across Russia.