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  • France 1-2 South Africa: Malouda scored, Gourcuff red-card

    France subdued 1-2 over host South Africa in the last match Group A. With these results confirmed both teams failed to qualify for the round of the Big 16.

    The match between France against South Africa took place on Tuesday (06/22/2010) in the Free State Stadium.

    Since the kick off, South Africa and then step on the gas and dominate the game. As a result, the squad managed to excel Alberto Parreira earlier this through Bongani Khumalo at minutes 20 and Katlego Mphela 17 minutes later.

    France has lost since the minute 31 Yoann Gourcuff who had been driven out of the field by the referee. Gourcuff was given a red card for elbowing a player deemed to have an opponent when fighting for the ball.

    The only goal scored by French entertainment Florent Malouda in the 70th minute. However, this can not be saved France from defeat at once eliminated from the World Cup in 2010 because the order of finish in the standings with a value of one distended without any one-time victories.

    The same fate suffered by South Africa which also failed to step into the round of the Big 16. Despite winning this fight but the host is now only finish in third place with a value of four, each owned by Mexicans who lost 0-1 to Uruguay. But the Mexicans who became its nearest competitor managed to excel in the number of goal difference.

    The game

    Just two minutes walking action, the French have got the opportunity through Andre-Pierre Gignac. With a sharp movement into the penalty box, Gignac opened fire but the ball was right goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs paw.

    Eight minutes later, turn to Djibril Cisse. After optimizing the operand Alou Diarra, Cisse gore ball that leads in the middle of the goal. Josephs was still able to anticipate the ball.

    However, South Africa managed to excel even more depressed in the first 20 minutes. Starting from Siphiwe Tshabalala football corner, Khumalo managed to gore ball goal which escorted hacking Hugo Lloris. South Africa lead 1-0.

    In the lag conditions, French actually worse off after Yoann Gourcoff driven off the field seven minutes later. Bordeaux player was given a red card for elbowing Tshabalala.

    When the game went into 34 minutes, Abou Diaby violations made fruitful free-kick for South Africa. Tshabalala-kick but still soared far above the ruler.

    French misfortune has not stopped. Raymond Domenech was left behind squad further after doubling the advantage Mphela South Africa in the 37th minute.

    Tsepo Masilela send the feed from the left and the ball fell at the feet Mphela. He managed to win the struggle for the ball with Gael Clichy and eventually the ball into the goal menceploskan France. This 2-0 score stood until halftime.

    Entering the second half, South Africa came close to adding sac-minute tally at 51. Receiving the ball from Tsabhalala breakthrough in the area of the middle box, Mphela already in front of goal off a kick. Bad luck for him, his shot was pointing to the right and just about the pole.

    Three minutes later, Cisse who was in the box to try his luck with removing hard kick straight at goalkeeper. The result, the ball still soared.

    South Africa strikes continue to flow. 57 minutes, Mphela which releases a hard kick from outside the penalty box but Lloris could still dismiss the round leather.

    French South African attack returned shortly afterwards. Franck Ribery who succeeded in entering the forbidden box kick off but not yet met the target.

    Mphela actually make the French defense in a mess. He returned to the movement of illicit dangerous in the box but the ball ended up in addition to just kick the goal.

    After being bombarded for so long, finally scored France could also be created in the 70th minute. Bacary Sagna sent a perfect feed received by Franck Ribery in the penalty box. The ball then be transferred to Malouda free-standing and melesakkan goals.

    Furthermore, the French appear more attacking. But some have not launched attacks that could create additional goals.

    Entered injury time, Tshabalala nearly made a third goal for South Africa. He who receives the bait in front of goal and then took off but could still be blocked kick and the ball successfully secured Lloris.

    Team Line-up:
    South Africa: 1-Moeneeb Josephs, 20, Bongani Khumalo, 4-Aaron Mokoena, Tsepo Masilela three-, five-Anele Ngcongca (2-Siboniso Gaxa 55 '), 23-Thanduyise Khuboni, 6-MacBeth Sibaya, Siphiwe Tshabalala-8, 10-Steven Pienaar, 9-Katlego Mphela, 17-Bernard Parker (18-Siyabongan Nomvethe 68 ')

    France: 1-Hugo Lloris, 17-Sebastian Squillaci, 5-William Gallas, 22-Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna second-, 19-Abou Diaby, 18-Alou Diarra (10-Sidney Govou 82 '), 9-Djibril Cisse ( 12-Thierry Henry 52 '), 8-Yoann Gourcuff, 7-Frank Ribery, 11-Andre-Pierre Gignac (15-Florent Malouda 45')


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