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Friday, June 11, 2010

Uruguay 0-0 France


Uruguay: 1-Fernando Muslera; 2-Diego Lugano, 3-Diego Godin, 6-Mauricio Victorino; 16-Maximiliano Pereira, 15-Diego Perez, 17-Egidio Arevalo, 18-Ignacio Gonzalez; 11-Alvaro Pereira, 9-Luis Suarez, 10-Diego Forlan

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

After the 1-1 result between South Africa-Mexico in the first match of this World Cup we see France taking on Uruguay battling for the top of the Group A.

6th minute and we see a fantastic delivery from Ribery to see Govou waste the chance of what could have been the 1-0 for France.

First 15 minutes and Beckenbauer must be thinking that things would have been different for Bayern Munich against Internazionale in the final of the Champions League case they had Ribery playing after that strange ban. He has been the man taking France ahead and making their teammates to pressure really high on the pitch.

18 minutes and Gourcuff strikes a trademark free-kick just to see Muslera flying onto the corner to save what was a certain goal.

Physical match is the one taking place here with France already having 2 booked players, Evra and Ribery. Can FerraRibery play the 90 minutes without being sent and emulate the best form that once Zidane had for Les Blues?

Even though La Celeste is trying to push forward under a more direct approach, the only effect that we have seen is the prolific individual of Diego Forlan but with no results in terms of efficacy.

Govou from France and Suarez from Uruguay could be about to make way and have more effective players on the field because so far it has been 10 vs. 10 with those two players have been just guests from this match. Abreu or Cavani could be on their way to play as well on the other side Malouda or Henry.

72 minutes and few seconds after Henry substitute Anelka and Abreu getting on field for Suarez, we have seen another dangerous chance wasted by Forlan.

80 minutes and Lodeiro gets a second bookable offence card and is sent off making harder the task for La Celeste and he will miss the next match.

89 minutes and God plays a role as the 12th player. This happens because ironically, Henry appeals for a handball not given by the referee.

So the Group A stays wide open with all teams leveled with 1 point.


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