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  1. Uruguay 0-0 France
    Friday, 11 June Match report
  2. France 0-2 Mexico
    Thursday, 17 June Match report
  3. France 1-2 South Africa
    Tuesday, 22 June Match report

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Games played Shots on target | off target
3 Total France
23|17 Total France
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1 Total France
1 Total France
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45|44 Total France
6|1 Total France

Team profile

Favoured by the hand of fate during qualifying, France will need more than good luck to make an impact in South Africa. The 1998 winners have under-performed since reaching the 2006 final and needed Thierry Henry's now infamous handball to qualify for this one. Coached by the unpopular Raymond Domenech, who will quit after the tournament, Les Bleus have their problems. They were emphatically beaten at home by Spain in March and more recently, there has been the scandal involving players being interviewed by police investigating a prostitution network in Paris.

Current champions Italy arrived at the last World Cup caught in the corruption scandal that engulfed Serie A and there would be a certain irony if France were able to draw strength from their own controversial build-up. The French players must unite. "They must be clever and forget their ego to realise that the only thing that matters is the team, not them," Domenech said.

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Hugo Lloris Lyon 23 14
2 DF Bacary Sagna Arsenal 27 23
3 DF Eric Abidal Barcelona 30 55
4 DF Anthony Reveillere Lyon 30 6
5 DF William Gallas Arsenal 32 84
6 DF Marc Planus Bordeaux 28 1
7 FW Franck Ribery Bayern Munich 27 48
8 MF Yoann Gourcuff Bordeaux 23 22
9 FW Djibril Cisse Panathinaikos 28 40
10 FW Sidney Govou Lyon 30 49
11 FW Andre-Pierre Gignac Toulouse 24 16
12 FW Thierry Henry Barcelona 32 122
13 DF Patrice Evra Man Utd 29 32
14 MF Jeremy Toulalan Lyon 26 36
15 MF Florent Malouda Chelsea 30 57
16 GK Steve Mandanda Marseille 25 13
17 DF Sebastien Squillaci Sevilla 29 21
18 MF Alou Diarra Bordeaux 28 26
19 MF Abou Diaby Arsenal 24 8
20 MF Mathieu Valbuena Marseille 25 3
21 FW Nicolas Anelka Chelsea 31 67
22 DF Gael Clichy Arsenal 24 5
23 GK Cedric Carrasso Bordeaux 28 0

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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