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Togo 0-2 France
Friday, 23 June 2006




A France fan

France get ready in Cologne needing a two-goal winning margin to be sure of reaching the next round

Togo fans

Togo are playing for pride but France could be joining them on the plane home and are without suspended Zinedine Zidane

Thierry Henry loosens up

France risk becoming the first major side to face an early World Cup exit, despite their wealth of talent

Patrick Vieira in pain after a tackle from Yao Aziawonou

Togo refuse to submit meekly and birthday boy Patrick Vieira feels the full force of an early challenge from Yao Aziawonou

France's David Trezeguet

David Trezeguet is disgusted after he finds the net on 13 minutes but the goal is disallowed for offside

Goalkeeper Kossi Agassa saves from David Trezeguet

Goalkeeper Kossi Agassa denies Trezeguet from a Franck Ribery corner and keeps Togo in the game

Emmanuel Adebayor in full flow for Togo

Tension mounts for France as Togo launch some bright moves of their own and the score remains goalless at half-time

Patrick Vieira scores for France

Patrick Vieira finally breaks the deadlock and calms French nerves with a well-taken opener on 55 minutes

Thierry Henry scores France's second

Henry doubles the lead six minutes later as it looks like France's big guns are starting to fire at last

Thierry Henry celebrates

France's relief is palpable as they join Switzerland from Group G in the knockout stages of the tournament



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