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Friday, 11th June 2010
Naught to Sing About

Group A Match

Uruguay vs France
Cape Town

The first ever winners of the World Cup met the scorers of the first ever World Cup Finals goal - that was Uruguay 1930, this is now.

If there are problems in the French camp it hasn't shown on the pitch in the opening minutes of the match against Uruguay; as swift passing and confident movement almost enabled Sidney Govou to snatch the lead for France.

And that was really the best chance of the first forty-five minutes.

Half-time: 0:0

Sadly, for most of the second-half neither team had much to offer; even the feeble French chorus of 'Allez les Bleus' could hardly be heard above the vuvuzela drone.

Only with fifteen minutes to go did both teams realise that winning the game might be something to aim for.

But then Uruguay substitute, Nicolas Lodeiro, collected his second yellow card in less than twenty minutes on the pitch and reduced his team to ten men.

France tried to add fresh attacking options while Uruguay sought to hold on to the one point. But the minutes ticked away and Thierry Henry's free-kick was headed away in the final seconds.

Final Score:
Uruguay 0 France 0

Man of The Match:
With neither team getting on the scoresheet our Man of The Match would have to go to Diego Forlán; for looking the most likely.

Teams

Travel to Uruguay Uruguay:
1 Fernando Muslera; 3 Diego Godín, 2 Diego Lugano, 6 Mauricio Victorino; 11 Álvaro Pereira, 17 Egidio Arévalo, 15 Diego Pérez, 16 Maxi Pereira; 9 Luis Suárez, 18 Ignacio González, 10 Diego Forlán.

Travel to France France:
1 Hugo Lloris; 13 Patrice Evra, 3 Eric Abidal, 5 William Gallas, 2 Bacary Sagna; 7 Franck Ribéry, 19 Abou Diaby, 14 Jeremy Toulalan, 10 Sidney Govou; 8 Yoann Gourcuff, 21 Nicolas Anelka.

Referee:
Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)

Substitutions Substitutions:
63 Mins (Uruguay) - 14 Nicolas Lodeiro on for 18 Ignacio González
72 Mins (France) - 12 Thierry Henry on for 21 Nicolas Anelka
74 Mins (Uruguay) - 13 Sebastian Abreu on for 9 Luis Suárez
75 Mins (France) - 15 Florent Malouda on for 8 Yoann Gourcuff
85 Mins (France) - 11 Andre-Pierre Gignac on for 10 Sidney Govou
87 Mins (Uruguay) - 8 Sebastian Eguren on for 15 Diego Pérez

Yellow Cards 6 Yellow Cards:
12 Mins - Patrice Evra (France)
19 Mins - Franck Ribéry (France)
65 Mins - Nicolas Lodeiro (Uruguay)
68 Mins - Jeremy Toulalan (France)
81 Mins - Nicolas Lodeiro (Uruguay)
93 Mins - Diego Lugano (Uruguay)

Red Cards 1 Red Card:
81 Mins - Nicolas Lodeiro (Uruguay)

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First Round

Friday, 11th June
South Africa vs Mexico
Uruguay vs France

Saturday, 12th June
Argentina vs Nigeria
England vs USA
South Korea vs Greece

Sunday, 13th June
Algeria vs Slovenia
Germany vs Australia
Serbia vs Ghana

Monday, 14th June
Holland vs Denmark
Italy vs Paraguay
Japan vs Cameroon

Tuesday, 15th June
Brazil vs North Korea
Côte d'Ivoire vs Portugal
New Zealand vs Slovakia

Wednesday, 16th June
Honduras vs Chile
South Africa vs Uruguay
Spain vs Switzerland

Thursday, 17th June
Argentina vs South Korea
France vs Mexico
Greece vs Nigeria

Friday, 18th June
England vs Algeria
Germany vs Serbia
Slovenia vs USA

Saturday, 19th June
Cameroon vs Denmark
Ghana vs Australia
Holland vs Japan

Sunday, 20th June
Brazil vs Côte d'Ivoire
Italy vs New Zealand
Slovakia vs Paraguay

Monday, 21st June
Chile vs Switzerland
Portugal vs North Korea
Spain vs Honduras

Tuesday, 22nd June
France vs South Africa
Greece vs Argentina
Mexico vs Uruguay
Nigeria vs South Korea

Wednesday, 23rd June
Australia vs Serbia
Ghana vs Germany
Slovenia vs England
USA vs Algeria

Thursday, 24th June
Cameroon vs Holland
Denmark vs Japan
Paraguay vs New Zealand
Slovakia vs Italy

Friday, 25th June
Chile vs Spain
North Korea vs Côte d'Ivoire
Portugal vs Brazil
Switzerland vs Honduras

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