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World Cup 2010 - Group A highlights France 0-2 Mexico highlights Venue Polokwane 17 June 2010 kick off:20:30 CET France are supposed to have world-class players, but where were they? There's no harmony, no team spirit, no desire, no will to win - and I'm sorry, most of that comes from the coach and they…
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Legend Zinedine Zidane has angrily criticised Raymond Domenech after Les Bleus flopped against Uruguay. The former Juventus and Real Madrid star helped his nation lift the 1998 World Cup and led them to the final once again in 2006. Zidane's international career ended in dramatic fashion that night, after he was dismissed for headbutting Marco…
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Uruguay striker Diego Forlan accepts responsibility for missed chances in the goalless draw against France. Although coach Oscar Tabarez expressed his delight at collecting a point from Group A favourites Les Bleus, his star striker claimed his profligacy in front of goal cost them all three. "It was the same for both teams. There weren't…
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World Cup 2010 - Group A highlights Uruguay 0-0 France highlights Venue: Cape Town Stadium Friday, 11 June 2010 kick off: 20:30 CET It's a great result for Uruguay but very disappointing from France. There was no spark from any of them, not even Thierry Henry when he came off the bench." Goal scorers: Cards:…
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The second game of SA2010 could see an upset with under-fire France taking on talented Uruguay. France, runners-up in Germany four years ago, approach their opening game in South Africa 2010 plagued by poor form and reports of internal strife. Coach Raymond Domenech needs his side to hit the ground running in the Group A…
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Manchester City and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Shay Given admits he will struggle to watch the World Cup this month. France beat Ireland 2-1 on aggregate in their World Cup play-off in November thanks to Thierry Henry's blatant cheating. Irish keeper Given, 34, said: "His handball still hurts, so how can I watch France?. Living…
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Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra is proud to be France's World Cup captain. Evra was chosen ahead of Arsenal veteran William Gallas. "I feel pride and honour and a huge responsibility but I have my team-mates behind me," he said. "We are very proud as a team and confident. We have a great deal of…
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* Name: Franck Ribéry * Position: Midfield * Date of birth (age): 07/04/1983 (27) * Country: France * Club: Bayern ( Germany GER ) * Height: 170cm * Weight: 72kg * UEFA competition debut: * Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round) 23/07/05: Marseille 2 - 1 Young Boys * National team: European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying…
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Christian Karembeu has joined the growing ranks of Frenchmen writing off Les Blues chances at SA2010. The former France international says that a win against Uruguay on the opening day of the tournament will come as a "pleasant surprise". His comments came after William Gallas announced he would not talk to the media throughout the…
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Goalkeeper * 16 Steve Mandanda * 23 Cedric Carrasso * 1 Hugo Lloris Defender * 22 Gael Clichy * 2 Bacary Sagna * 6 Marc Planus * 13 Patrice Evra * 17 Sebastien Squillaci * 4 Anthony Reveillere * 3 Eric Abidal * 5 William Gallas Midfielder * 20 Mathieu Valbuena * 19 Abou Diaby…
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Manchester United and France fullback Patrice Evra says it's an emotional time for him. While being a member of France's World Cup squad, Evra cannot ignore his Senegal roots. Evra is dreaming of going all the way to glory in Johannesburg on July 11. He said: "I have two wishes. I want to win it…