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  • Uruguay 0-0 France: 10 Men draw

    France and Uruguay had to share a single digit after the match between them in Group A ended 0-0. Uruguay himself playing with 10 men in the last 10 minutes.

    The battle between two former world champions who were held at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town on Friday (06/11/2010), it was, lasted a flat and tend to dull.

    Not many golden opportunities that can be obtained by both teams. As a result, during the 90 minutes not a single goal created.

    This result makes France and Uruguay remain in third position and fourth Group A with a value of one. Above them are the same for South Africa and Mexico both have a point but their goal record of 1-1.

    The game
    Minutes of the sixth, the French actually reap a valuable opportunity. From Franck Ribery cross from the left wing, the ball striked by Sydney Govou but her sideways on the left goalpost Uruguay.

    The young goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a mistake in the 12th minute when he failed to catch the ball in his own penalty box. Lucky it was not a fatal error and before the ball was taken, players of Uruguay, Lloris securing the round leather.

    Uruguay fight back when threatened to walk a quarter hours. Controlling the ball in the penalty box, Diego Forlan off hard kick right foot which can still be rejected Lloris.

    After Lloris, turn Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera acting saves in 17 minutes. Muslera dismissed ball free kick from Yoann Gourcuff left ribs.

    After two such opportunities, there is no longer a valuable opportunity that can be printed both teams. Consequently, when the referee blew the long whistle marks the break, the score remained 0-0.

    Lack of opportunities in the first half continued in the second half. In fact, new opportunities are created in the 59th minute, that is for France. Gourcuff's free-kick but the kick off to Ribery second name was widened.

    Uruguay tried to find a gap through the dead ball. 63 minutes, drove a free kick hard enough Forlan of Uruguay on goal, but goalkeeper Muslera tamed swiftly.

    Forlan again failed to maximize the chances that he can be when the ball is kicked, continue breast feed from Luis Suarez, does not meet the target because it sideways.

    Minute 80, the force of Uruguay have one less person when Nicolas Lodeiro new entrants in the mid-second round to get a second yellow card due to violation of Bacary Sagna.

    In the rest of the time, France was not able to maximize the benefits of the number of players they have. In the 88th minute, Thierry Henry's shot hit the hand looks Uruguayan players but the referee ignored Henry's penalty claims.

    When the referee blew the long whistle marks the end of the game, no goal is created and the glasses became final conclusions match the two teams.

    Team Line-up:

    Uruguay: 1-Fernando Muslera; 2-Diego Lugano, 3-Diego Godin, six-Mauricio Victorino, 16-Maximiliano Pereira, 15-Diego Perez (8-Sebastian Eguren 87), 17-Egidio Arevalo, 18, Ignacio Gonzalez (14 Nicolas Lodeiro-63); 11-Alvaro Pereira, 9-Luis Suarez (13-Sebastian Abreu 73), 10-Diego Forlan.

    France: 1-Hugo Lloris; 2-Bacary Sagna, 3-Eric Abidal, 5-William Gallas, 13-Patrice Evra; 8-Yoann Gourcuff (15-Florent Malouda 75), 14-Jeremy Toulalan, 19, Abou Diaby, 10 -Sidney Govou (11-Andre Pierre Gignac 85), 21-Nicolas Anelka (12-Henry 71), 7-Franck Ribery.


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