Uruguay midfielder Matias Vecino said on Friday that the absence of his side's injured forward Edinson Cavani influenced their performance in their World Cup quarter-final match against France.
Uruguay suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of France in Nizhny Novgorod on Friday.
Cavani, who was injured during Uruguay's 2-1 win over Portugal on Saturday, missed the game.
"Cavani's absence certainly influenced us and the game in general... He's our key player. France did not have so many chances to score, but they used their moments to the full and totally controlled the game when they scored their second goal," Vecino told journalists.
France are through to the semi-finals and will next face either Brazil or Belgium in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.