One incident that was caught by the camera was the headbutt by Colombia's Wilmar Barrios on Jordan Henderson which earned him a yellow card that some observers felt should have been a red.
Stones clashed with Colombia striker Radamel Falcao during the contest and won plaudits for an imposing display.
The five-time champions came to Russian Federation desperate to make amends for their stunning 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany in Belo Horizonte in 2014.
Stones and Falcao compete for a header.
"I love Uruguayan culture and I love Uruguayans, so I have a lot of respect for them", Griezmann said.
"A substitution like that can say to the players that we're going to hang onto what we've got, and I think that can create a little bit of negativity".
"They know how to win World Cups, they've done it more than any other nation so they have that psychological barrier out of the way", the Spaniard said. We weren't the best. "Mbappe has got naturally those qualities, looks like Thierry Henry because he is very fast, he can create his own chances", Saha told a group of reporters here, when asked whether Mbappe can become the next Thierry Henry.
Raheem Sterling was shoulder barged by Eduardo Urtasun, a member of the Colombia coaching staff, as he left the field at half-time - one of a number of incidents that left City colleague Stones aghast.
Losing finalists on home soil at Euro 2016, they will fancy their chances of going one better in Russian Federation.
This showed just how badly they want this one and with the likes of De Bruyne, Hazard, Lukaku, Carrasco and Chadli in their line-up, I think they will eliminate Brazil - but it won't be easy. You can see the clips from the game. It was just so surprising to come across those things.
Stones denied mocking Barrios when Eric Dier netted the decisive penalty as photographs suggested - he insists he was merely shouting in the direction of the England bench - but having the last laugh tasted undeniably sweet.
Nobody in the French camp is under any illusions that Uruguay will give them the acres of space they enjoyed against the disorganised Argentine defence.
There are now fewer mistakes and he's turned into a very good player indeed.
It meant France reached the semi-finals for the first time since they lost to Italy in the 2006 final.