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Spain 1-3 France
Tuesday, 27 June 2006




Spain coach Luis Aragones controls a ball in training

Spain coach Luis Aragones shows a deft touch as his charges prepare to contest the last quarter-final spot with France

France's Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry looks determined to book a date with Brazil in the last eight despite France's poor form so far

Spanish fans

Supporters of both sides are out in force in Hanover as the teams prepare to face off for the 28th time in their history

France keeper Fabien Barthez gathers the ball in the opening minutes

France keeper Fabien Barthez gathers in the opening minutes under pressure from Spanish captain Raul

France's Franck Ribery

Franck Ribery makes a darting run as France seem to be moving the ball around with increasing confidence

Spain are awarded a penalty

But Spain are awarded a penalty at the other end after a rash challenge from behind by Lilian Thuram on Pablo Ibanez

Spain's David Villa opens the scoring from the spot

David Villa makes no mistake from the spot, slotting his kick tightly inside the post past the diving Barthez on 28 minutes

Franck Ribery scores the equaliser

Ribery supplies the perfect retort for France, collecting Patrick Vieira's neat pass and rounding Iker Casillas to equalise

France celebrate Franck Ribery's equaliser

France show how much the game means to them as Ribery's cool 41st-minute finish leaves the score 1-1 at the interval

Thierry Henry remonstrates

France struggle to unleash Henry in the second half with the Arsenal striker repeatedly being flagged for offside

Patrick Vieira makes it 2-1 for France

Vieira heads France in front from a Zinedine Zidane's free-kick awarded after Henry makes a meal of Carles Puyol's challenge

Zinedine Zidane scores France's third goal

And Zidane himself ensures he will face another World Cup fixture when his well-taken third goal seals a date with Brazil

France celebrate

Despite arriving late at the World Cup party France can't contain their excitement at reaching the quarter-finals



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