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Last Updated: Tuesday, 13 June 2006, 18:52 GMT 19:52 UK
Domenech philosophical about draw
France coach Raymond Domenech
France coach Raymond Domenech was not overly disappointed after his side's 0-0 draw with Switzerland.

"This was a high-level match from both teams. We knew it would not be easy, but we managed to take two points off a direct rival," he said.

"I regret that we did not score when had the chance but we are always at the mercy of these things.

"We could have beaten them in the first half. They could have won the match in the second half."

The teams drew twice against each other in qualifying for the World Cup.

And Domenech said: "We know that team all too well. It was the sort of match we expected."

Thierry Henry was denied a penalty when his shot was handled by Swiss defender Patrick Mueller and the referee waved his claims away.

"The refereeing was not always understandable, even though it is top-level refereeing," Domenech said.

"It's a shame, but we have to put up with it."

France next take on South Korea, who beat Togo 2-1 earlier on Tuesday, on Sunday.

Domenech said: "We have it all to do. South Korea will be qualified if they beat us, so we have to be ready."

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