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Brazil 0-1 France
Saturday, 1 July 2006




Brazil

0-1
(0-0)
France

T Henry 57

 
Bookings:

M Cafu 25yellow card
S Juan 45yellow card
L Ronaldo 45yellow card
F Lucio 75yellow card
 

 
Bookings:

W Sagnol 73yellow card
L Saha 87yellow card
L Thuram 88yellow card


BRAZILFRANCE

Possession

44% 56%

Shots on target

5 6

Shots off target

6 7

Corners

5 7

Fouls

19 17


Brazil

  • 01 N Dida
  • 02 M Cafu yellow card (76 J Cicinho )
  • 03 F Lucio yellow card
  • 04 S Juan yellow card
  • 06 R Carlos
  • 19 P Juninho (63 L Adriano )
  • 17 G Silva
  • 11 J Ze Roberto
  • 08 R Kaka (79 D Robinho )
  • 10 G Ronaldinho
  • 09 L Ronaldo yellow card

Subtitutes

  • 07 L Adriano,
  • 13 J Cicinho,
  • 15 C Cris,
  • 05 F Emerson,
  • 21 C Fred,
  • 16 D Gilberto,
  • 22 S Julio Cesar,
  • 14 A Luisao,
  • 18 C Mineiro,
  • 20 L Ricardinho,
  • 23 D Robinho,
  • 12 C Rogerio

France

  • 16 F Barthez
  • 19 W Sagnol yellow card
  • 15 L Thuram yellow card
  • 05 W Gallas
  • 03 E Abidal
  • 22 F Ribery (76 S Govou )
  • 06 C Makelele
  • 04 P Vieira
  • 10 Z Zidane
  • 07 F Malouda (81 S Wiltord )
  • 12 T Henry (85 L Saha yellow card )

Subtitutes

  • 02 J Boumsong,
  • 21 P Chimbonda,
  • 23 G Coupet,
  • 08 V Dhorasoo,
  • 18 A Diarra,
  • 17 G Givet,
  • 09 S Govou,
  • 01 M Landreau,
  • 14 L Saha,
  • 13 M Silvestre,
  • 20 D Trezeguet,
  • 11 S Wiltord

Ref: Luis Medina Cantalejo
Att: 48000


THE ACTION AS IT HAPPENED

By Charlie Henderson

"The feeling here was that Brazil would get revenge for the 1998 final defeat to France. Carlos Alberto Parrieria will be blamed. They say he has the best collection of players but he did not get the balance right. These angry Brazilians will expect his resignation."
Steve Kingstone, BBC Five Live Sport in Brazil

"Full praise to the French who have been excellent. They looked like 22-year-olds and Zinedine Zidane was absolutely class - we'll miss him when he goes. They've come to life in this tournament, are fighting for each other and I believe they can win it. Brazil never got off the bus but the French fully deserve to go through."
Chris Waddle, BBC Five Live Sport

2155 BST: The French backroom staff and substitutes form a guard of honour to applaud the players off the pitch.

FULL-TIME: Brazil lose their grip on the World Cup. The defending champions and final non-European team in the tournament are out. France go through to a semi-final against Portugal.

90 + 3 mins: One last chance for Brazil but Fabien Barthez claims Cicinho's cross.

90 + 1 min: Louis Saha is played in by Zinedine Zidane on the break and cracks in a shot that Dida saves. At the other end Fabien Barthez parries Ronaldo's shot and William Gallas clears the rebound ahead of Adriano. Cicinho fires in a fierce cross but Ze Roberto gets only the merest of touches to the ball and is unable to turn it on goal.

90 mins: Raymond Domenech goes sarcastic on the touchline clapping the referee as Sidney Govou's claims for a corner are turned down. There will be three more minutes unless Brazil score.

88 mins: Ronaldo closes in on the penalty area and catches his trailing leg on Lilian Thuram on the edge of the box. Ronaldinho's had a quiet tournament but now is the time for him to make his mark. His free-kick is over the wall and over the crossbar.

87 mins: Fabien Barthez gets a glove to Ronaldinho's corner. He only diverts it to Lucio but he shows a defender's touch, hammering a shot over the bar.

86 mins: A final change. Goalscorer Thierry Henry trudges off and Louis Saha is on.

84 mins: An opening for Brazil but France close it in no time. The ball comes to Ronaldo in a central position outside the area, but as he sets himself to pull the trigger, Sidney Govou slides in to make enough of a nuisance of himself to ensure Ronaldo drags his shot wide.

83 mins: France flood their defence to repel a Brazilian attack. Willy Sagnol gets his head to a free-kick and exercises his neck muscles with a powerful clearance to the halfway line.

PLAYER RATER: Zinedine Zidane is up to a mark of 9.62. Every Brazilian has dropped below eight.

81 mins: Brazil's best chance falls to new boy Robinho. He snatches at the ball as it drops in the area and shoots well wide. France make a second change. Sylvain Wiltord for Florent Malouda.

79 mins: The "Magic Quartet" is broken up after just 15 minutes during which it showed about as much original alchemy as an ageing Paul Daniels. Robinho replaces Kaka, a change that is greeted by jeers from Brazil's fans.

78 mins: Ze Roberto is being harried on the left but still manages to squeeze a rifled shot away. Lilian Thuram gets his head to it.

76 mins: A change apiece. Cicinho comes on for Brazil captain Cafu, with Dida taking on the skipper's armband. Sidney Govou replaces Franck Ribery.

75 mins: Lucio may not have made a foul before this match but he makes up for it with that one on Thierry Henry. It came in later than a British train. He is booked.

74 mins: Willy Sagnol is on his knees pleading not to be booked, but the referee's an unforgiving soul. It was a body check on Kaka and it earns a yellow card.

73 mins: Zinedine Zidane has been supping an anti-ageing tonic. He is simply sensational and dances beyond a befuddled Gilberto Silva in midfield.

70 mins: Ronaldo works his way to the edge of the box and then goes down in stages looking for a penalty. The ball breaks and Franck Ribery is played in but Dida narrows the angle and smothers the shot on the edge of his area. It's end-to-end entertainment.

68 mins: France's little and large holding midfield duo of Patrick Vieira and Claude Makelele low five each other after the former slides in and dispossesses Cafu. If France are to make it to final whistle without conceding these two midfield dynamos will be key.

67 mins: There is an urgency to Brazil's play with Adriano up front alongside Ronaldo, but it means they are more likely to leave space at the back for France to attack.

63 mins: Adriano is thrown on with Juninho Pernambucano making way. It means the so called "Magic Quartet" is reunited for Brazil. They swap from a 4-2-3-1 to a 4-4-2.

61 mins: Franck Ribery spins away from Lucio at the corner flag. He looks to thread a pass across goal to Zinedine Zidane but it takes a touch off Juan and, with Dida flat-footed, the ball rolls just past the far post.

59 mins: A casual back pass almost gives Ronaldinho a chance but Fabien Barthez storms off his line and lashes the ball clear. It creates a chance at the other end, Dida coming out of his area to volley the ball clear ahead of Franck Ribery.

57 mins: GOAL Brazil 0-1 France
There is no doubt that this effort will count. Thierry Henry meets Zinedine Zidane's floated free-kick from the left with a side-footed, right-foot volley at the far post. That is the first time in more than 50 matches together at international level that Zizou has set up Titi for a goal.

56 mins: The ball comes to Zinedine Zidane and he flicks the it up and over the on-rushing Ronaldo before passing to a team-mate. The Brazilian looks bemused. The Frenchman looks impreious.

54 mins: Thierry Henry collects Patrick Vieira's flick-on and slots home the but his effort is ruled out by a late wave of the linesman's flag for offside.

52 mins: Thierry Henry almost plays in Patrick Vieira with a backheel in the box, but a Brazilian boot gets in there first.

50 mins: How old's Cafu? The specifics are not important but fair to say he is left for dead by Theirry Henry on the left flank. Cafu's blushes are spared when the Frenchman's cross is cut out in the box. By the way, the Brazil skipper is 36.

48 mins: Ronaldinho has had enough of playing second fiddle to Zizou. Fancy footwaork on the right from the Barcelona playmaker wins a corner. Brazil sustain some pressure and Fabien Barthez comes out and saves a Ze Roberto cross with his legs. He then races out to claim a long Roberto Carlos throw at the second attempt.

2104 BST: We're going again and France are on the front foot from the off. Patrick Vieira meets a Zinedine Zidane free-kick but his glancing header slides wide.

PLAYER RATER: No surprise in your man of the match at the break. Zinedine Zidane is leading the ratings with a score of 9.23.

"Zinedine Zidane has been a joy to watch. What a fantastic player and he has come to life since that Spain game."
Chris Waddle, BBC Five Live Sport

HALF-TIME: France are on fire but have nothing to show for it. Some great football but the goalkeepers have been under-employed.

45 + 2 mins: After a brief delay, with the referee forcing the wall back the full 10 yards, Zinedine Zidane's free-kick is straight at the wall. Brazil eventually clear and the half-time whistle goes. Ronaldo and referee Luis Medina Cantalejo stroll off discussing the merits of the player's booking and the ins and outs of the handball rule.

45 + 1 min: Thierry Henry's free-kick hits the wall and Ronaldo's arm. It is another free-kick, this time on the edge of the box, and Ronaldo is booked for arguing the decision.

44 mins: More dazzling stuff from Zinedine Zidane in the centre of the park. He collects the ball on halfway and turns past Lucio and Gilberto Silva before releasing Patrick Vieira who is striding in on goal through the midfield. Juan brings down the French midfielder and receives a yellow card with Roberto Carlos, also back covering, deemed to be the last man.

43 mins: Here come France again, but Thierry Henry's pass down the left-hand channel for Florent Malouda is too heavy.

40 mins: The abacus has been dusted down, the calculations made and it turns out Lucio went an astounding 386 minutes without conceding a free-kick. That is a new record, eclipsing Paraguay defender Carlos Gamarra's 383 minutes in the 1998 tournament. The Brazilian fouled Thierry Henry after 26 minutes.

38 mins: Cafu concedes a free-kick pulling down Florent Malouda. The Brazil skipper uses all his experience to sweet talk the Spanish referee into forgetting he has already been booked, although a second yellow would have been harsh - but at this World Cup, not impossible.

36 mins: Florent Malouda's poor touch gives Brazil a chance to clear, but France soon come again. Their next bout of attacking momentum hits the buffers when Malouda is crowded out on the left.

33 mins: Franck Ribery runs into a brick wall called Gilberto Silva and wins a free-kick. Lilian Thuram races into the box on the blindside to get on the end of Zinedine Zidane's delivery but his header falls at the feet of Juan who clears.

32 mins: France have been pinged for offside more than any other team in the tourmanent and there is another one. Thierry Henry gives it the innocent big eyes routine but despite his disbelief it was a correct decision.

30 mins: Perhaps he's not all that after all. Zinedine Zidane loses possession but fortunately it does not cost France who are in control of proceedings at the moment. Brazil cannot get on the ball at the moment.

28 mins: Zinedine Zidane is turning it on. Past his best? Don't believe it. He wins back possession and the next time play comes through him a neat lay off sends France careering down the left. They win a corner but a William Gallas flick on at the near post is blocked by a yellow shirt.

26 mins: Stop press. Lucio concedes a first free-kick at the World Cup, that in Brazil's fifth match, remarkable. He clips Thierry Henry's heels. Zinedine Zidane shoots over.

25 mins: Cafu is booked for a challenge on Eric Abidal.

23 mins: Zinedine Zidane's auditioning for a life after football directing traffic. Oh no, he's actually calling for the ball arms outstretched and unsurprisingly Willy Sagnol spots him and switches play as France look for an opening down the right now.

22 mins: Brazil break on the...uh oh, a counter-attack won't last long with an over-hit pass like that from Kaka and sure enough it goes out for a France throw. Weight or no weight, Ronaldo would have needed a jet pack on his back to reach that.

18 mins: There's a real zip about this match. After a fast and furious start we're in a spell of relative calm, but do not bet on it lasting long as France probe for an opening.

15 mins: A good chance to open the scoring for Brazil. Ronaldo whips in a low cross but it just evades Kaka at the near post.

14 mins: France have their best sustained spell of pressure and earn a corner. Dida flaps at the ball but gets enough on it to push it clear of danger.

12 mins: Lucio takes one full in the face to block Thierry Henry's shot, but it is actually his leg he has problems with. He's alright.

9 mins: Willy Sagnol cannot believe it as Brazil win a corner. You've got to feel sorry for him. Roberto Carlos clearly had the last touch but the corner comes to nothing.

6 mins: Zinedine Zidane is most certainly up for this. He keeps the ball moving in midfield, showing great strength and movement, and, almost like a conductor, points where he wants his team-mates to make their runs.

4 mins: It's a free-kick in a dangerous position for Brazil. Franck Ribery clips Ronaldinho and Juninho Pernambucano's delivery deflects off Patrick Vieira's head in the wall for a corner. France clear from the corner.

1 min: Zinedine Zidane rolls back the years with some sensational footwork. Wearing what look like golden boots, he spins away from trouble in the centre of the park with wonderful fluid movement but over-hits his subsequent pass forward for Thierry Henry.

2000 BST: Ronaldo, sporting bright yellow boots, gets the ball rolling.

PRE-MATCH BUILD-UP

"Brazil's shape has caused them problems, but this is their best shape with three in midfield. France played great against Spain and will be confident. It will be up to Thierry Henry, Franck Ribery and Zinedine Zidane to win this game."
Chris Waddle, BBC Five Live Sport

1959 BST: Zinedine Zidane gives Cafu a cheeky wink as the captains toss the coin. Zizou's looking cool and confident.

1957 BST: With the anthems out of the way it is down to the action to determine who will play Portugal in the semi-finals.

1953 BST: Cafu waits for noise in the crowd to die down before making his anti-racism speech. Zinedine Zidane does likewise for France.

1951 BST: The teams emerge from the tunnel. As they were in the victory against Spain, France are in their change strip of all white.

1946 BST: Since Paris 1998 the sides have met twice. France won the semi-finals of the 2001 Confederations Cup 2-1 and they shared a 0-0 draw in a friendly in 2004.

"Brazil only know how to play one way with the flair they've got and they'll go for it. The France midfield works hard and stops people having chances, are good at set pieces and will fancy their chances."
Chris Waddle, BBC Five Live Sport

1942 BST: There are six survivors in each squad from that match in Paris and seven of them will play from the start tonight - Fabien Barthez, Lilian Thuram, Zinedine Zidane and Patrick Vieira for France and Brazil trio Cafu, Roberto Carlos and Ronaldo.

1934 BST: Brazil started the tournament as favourites with five teams left in the tournament remain the hot tip down at the bookies. They are going for their 12th successive World Cup win. Their last defeat? Against France in the 1998 final.

1923 BST: The winner of this quarter-final will meet Portugal - who beat England 3-1 on penalties after extra-time - in Munich in four days time.

1917 BST: France have a good World Cup record against Brazil. In 1986 a France team inspired by the legendary Michel Platini saw Les Bleus beat Brazil on penalties in the quarter-final on penalties.

Brazil's only World Cup success against France came in the 1958 semi-finals when they won 5-2. Arguably the best side in the the history of the game then Brazil went on to beat Sweden in the final, the only time a South American side has won on European soil.

1912 BST: Zinedine Zidane has special memories of playing Brazil. In the 1998 World Cup final Zidane scored twice against the then World Champions as France triumphed 3-0.

Brazilian striker Ronaldo has less happy memories of that game. Taken ill in the team hotel before the game, he only participated fitfully in the final.

Lambasted at the start of the tournament for being overweight, Ronaldo has got better and better as the tournament has progressed, scoring a fine goal in the 3-0 win over Ghana in the last round.

Ronaldo's two goals against Japan in Brazil's last group game ensured he is the most prolific scorer in the World Cup.

1909 BST: France name the same side that beat Spain 3-1. Captain Zinedine Zidane, who will retire after the World Cup, after a poor start to the tournament came to life in the win over Spain, setting up France's second and then scoring the third.

1728 BST: Brazil have named their team. Juninho Pernambucano has been promoted to the starting line-up as Brazil put an extra man in midfield, leaving Ronaldo on his own up front. There's no Adriano or Robinho, but Kaka has recovered from injury and plays. Gilberto Silva replaces the injured Emerson.

TEAM LINE-UPS

Brazil: Dida, Cafu, Lucio, Juan, Carlos, Juninho, Silva, Ze Roberto, Kaka, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo.
Subs: Adriano, Cicinho, Cris, Emerson, Fred, Gilberto, Julio Cesar, Luisao, Mineiro, Ricardinho, Robinho, Rogerio.

France: Barthez, Sagnol, Thuram, Gallas, Abidal, Ribery, Makelele, Vieira, Zidane, Malouda, Henry.
Subs: Boumsong, Chimbonda, Coupet, Dhorasoo, Diarra, Givet, Govou, Landreau, Saha, Silvestre, Trezeguet, Wiltord.

Referee: Luis Medina Cantalejo (Spain).




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