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Uruguay 0-0 France

By Chris Bevan & Caroline Cheese
  1. 17:33 Commentary  

    Hello! Recovered from that rather lively opening game of the 2010 World Cup? Well, if not, hurry up, it's now less than two hours until Uruguay v France kicks off.

  2. Twitter  

    From vortal: "Glad that is over, good game but now all of my team in Mexico can start to do some work again :)"

  3. Contributor BBC World Service's Daniel Gallas  

    Via Twitter: "Hot tempers in Brazil's training session. Julio Baptista and Daniel Alves left the pitch arguing heatedly over a tough tackle from Dani."

  4. 17:40 Commentary  

    England are training at the moment ahead of their World Cup opener against USA at 1930 BST tomorrow. BBC Sport's Phil McNulty reports that the whole squad is taking part, including James Milner, who's missed the last couple of sessions with a fever. Fabio Capello is due to give a press conference this evening when he might (but probably won't) give some hints as to his team selection.

  5. Twitter  

    From gsurya: "No wonder South Africa are disappointed. Beating Mexico was their best chance to sneak out of this group - will get tougher now on."

  6. 17:46 Commentary  

    Diego Maradona has already given his press conference today, ahead of Argentina's first game against Nigeria tomorrow. The bearded legend made this plea... "Let there really be fair play, let the referees understand what the words fair play mean. Let's not abandon the little boys. When the fair play slogan was introduced in 1990 I was kicked so hard they almost knocked my head off against Cameroon."
     

  7. Twitter  

    Uruguay striker Diego Forlan: "It's here!!! The World Cup has started!!!! We are leaving for the stadium!!!! Come on, Uruguay!!!!"

  8. Contributor South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira  

    "The draw was a fair result. I think this group is very tough. The team that gets four points will qualify. I praised my team. We could have won the game but the result was fair."

  9. Contributor Mexico coach Javier Aguirre  

    "Their goal changed the match a lot. I wouldn't say we got nervous but a little bit anxious. We tried to change our play and we managed to draw but it wasn't enough. We have to praise our opponents."

  10. 18:05 Commentary  

    England coach Fabio Capello will be speaking to the press very shortly (about 1815 BST). You can watch live on the BBC website if you're a UK person.

  11. 18:06 Commentary  

    Wait a minute. Classic Capello. He's early!

  12. Contributor England coach Fabio Capello  

    "I was not happy with the first game we played here in South Africa. I spoke with the players the day after. They told me sometimes they had the fear they would be injured."

  13. 18:09 Commentary  

    Fabio disappeared for a while there, or at least the link to him did. He's wearing his Alf Ramsey tracksuit top, looking tanned and relaxed. His coolness is being tested by the hacks though, who are worried about the spirit in the camp, Wayne Rooney's temper etc etc.

  14. 18:12 Commentary  

    Some breaking news: The United States team bus got stuck in a traffic jam caused by an elephant.

  15. 18:13 Commentary  

    Fabio Capello is asked whether Gareth Barry is definitely out of the match against the USA, given that the Man City midfielder is now back in training. Capello appears to say he won't start the match, but could feature from the bench.

  16. 18:16 Commentary  

    Ten minutes later, Don Fabio is off. Capello also revealed that he won't tell his players the starting line-up until two hours before kick-off tomorrow.

  17. Contributor BBC Sport's Paul Fletcher at Cape Town Stadium  

    Via Twitter: "Not that many people in Green Point yet - so why is the noise of the vuvuzela almost overwhelming? Tremendous, sort of."

  18. 18:30 Commentary  

    Righto, it's goodbye from me and over to Chris Bevan in Cape Town for Uruguay v France. It's been an absolute pleasure to share this special day with you (except the bit with R Kelly in it). See you soon.

  19. 18:34 Commentary  

    Thanks Caroline, I'm Chris Bevan - welcome back to Cape Town folks. Fair to say that late Mexico equaliser in the opening game has taken some of the spring out of the locals' step - but it was still a cracking curtain raiser and this city is still buzzing as it prepares to host its first World Cup match. Me too, in fact.

  20. 18:37 Commentary  

    Uruguay versus France kicks off in just under an hour's time at the glittering new Cape Town Stadium, which is about a five-minute stroll away from where I'm sitting now. I've just poked my head out of the door to take my first look at the ground when it is lit up, and it looks pretty special - it's as if an alien spaceship has landed on the waterfront.

  21. 18:42 Commentary  

    Thousands of fans are flocking towards the stadium as I write, and I'd like you to join the World Cup party too, although it might mean you putting your vuvuzela down for a minute or so. Text me on 81111 (UK) or +44 7786200666 (worldwide), I'm on Twitter at chrisbevan_bbc or join the chat on 606.

  22. 18:44 Commentary BREAKING FRANCE TEAM NEWS:  

    Florent Malouda and Thierry Henry are both left out of France's starting XI. Full teams to follow... when I get them.

  23. 18:48 Commentary  

    I'm sure Republic of Ireland fans haven't forgotten how France stumbled (or should that be juggled?) their way through qualifying, but things haven't got much better for Les Bleus since. There are rumours of rifts within the French camp, with the rest of the squad unhappy that Thierry Henry is being used as a joker de luxe (that's super-sub to you and me) rather than getting a starting berth. If you want the full lowdown on Raymond Domenech's mob, why not take a look at our team guide (UK and international versions).

  24. Twitter  

    From comedian David Schneider: "Uruguay v France. Just before kick-off, Uruguay will remove their ill-fitting masks and kit to reveal the Ireland team."

  25. 18:51 Commentary  

    Whatever frame of mind those (apparently occasionally moody) Frenchmen are in, we certainly shouldn't under-estimate Uruguay - not with a front-pairing of Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez anyway. They couldn't stop scoring for Atletico Madrid and Ajax, or their country, last season. Will their hot-streak continue in South Africa? We will find out soon enough...

  26. 18:54 Commentary Uruguay manager Oscar Tabez:  

    "The France squad has great footballers but they been having difficulties. They have very good defenders, they never throw in the towel and they also push forward, which confirms that they will be very difficult opponents. But I think we can also make life difficult for them."

  27. 18:56 Commentary Uruguay v France line-ups  

    Uruguay: Muslera, Victorino, Lugano, Godin, Pereira, Maxi Pereira, Perez, Arevalo Rios, Gonzalez, Forlan, Suarez.

    France: Lloris, Sagna, Gallas, Abidal, Evra, Govou, Gourcuff, Toulalan, Diaby, Ribery, Anelka.

    Referee: Yuici Nishimura (Japan)

  28. Contributor BBC Sport's Paul Fletcher at Cape Town Stadium  

    "France boss Raymond Domenech springs a surprise by bringing in Arsenal's Abou Diaby for Florent Malouda from the side that lost to China in their final World Cup warm-up match. That means Nicolas Anelka plays as a lone striker with Thierry Henry on the bench. Uruguay start with Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez up front in what will basically be a 5-2-1-2 formation."

  29. 19:00 Commentary France captain Patrice Evra:  

    "I feel pride and honour and a huge responsibility but I have my team-mates behind me. We are very proud as a team and confident. We have a great deal of responsibility on our shoulders."

  30. 19:02 Commentary  

    Apparently someone has staked £110,000 on France to win the World Cup at odds of 20/1. It is an each-way bet which could make a profit of £1.65m - which would be the biggest winning football bet of all time. Tres courageux or tres stupide? I'll let you decide...

  31. SMS  

    From RCS1984: "Uruguay will be a tough nut to crack for France. France's loss to China will not have done their confidence any good."

  32. Contributor BBC Sport's Emmanuel Adebayor  

    "We have been waiting for this moment and today, at the start of the World Cup we are all grateful that it is happening. We want to show a good side of Africa, and everything has gone well so far. The only thing that could have gone better is if South Africa had won that first match. It was still good for them, though, because they scored with a great goal and got a point out of it."

  33. 19:15 Commentary  

    Around 15 minutes to go until kick-off in Cape Town. Who are you backing tonight? I've got a sneaky feeling that Uruguay are going to spring a bit of a surprise here... still, I'm probably wrong.

  34. Contributor BBC Sport's Clarence Seedorf  

    "It has been a very exciting opening day and I have enjoyed it very much so far. The whole atmosphere, mixing with all the different nationalities, has been fantastic. It is beautiful to see the unity that football brings to people."

  35. Contributor BBC Sport's Paul Fletcher at Cape Town Stadium:  

    "There is a rumour doing the rounds here that Florent Malouda has been dropped after a training ground disagreement with coach Raymond Domenech. Just what they need after a patchy run of the form in the build-up."

  36. 19:22 Commentary  

    Lee Dixon is inside the Cape Town stadium and he reckons the pitch is in magnificent condition. England play Algeria here on 18 June - I think we can rest assured it is a better surface than the one at Wembley.

  37. 19:23 Commentary  

    Here come the teams... followed by the anthems. Followed, very shortly by kick-off.

  38. 19:30 KICK-OFF  

    Nicolas Anelka and Jeremy Toulalan kick-off for France and get the second game of the 2010 World Cup under way.

  39. 3 mins Commentary  

    Some nice touches by Uruguay in the opening minutes but the most notable thing about the first couple of minutes is the deafening sound of you know what.

  40. Twitter  

    From JamieCutteridge: "Not sure a Uruguay win would be a massive surprise, there aren't many better strike partnerships at this tournament."

  41. 5 mins Commentary  

    A pretty scrappy start this - summed up by France striker Nicolas Anelka inadvertently conceding a free-kick when he accidentally clips Diego Lugano's heels as he chases a through-ball.

  42. 8 mins Commentary  

    That's better. Out of nothing, here's a first chance for France - and it really should be a first goal. Franck Ribery escapes Mauricio Victorino down the left and his low cross finds Sidney Govou in front of goal... but he side-foots wide of the far post. A bit too casual that, and a real waste.

  43. 9 mins Commentary  

    Just a quick reminder that, if you want them, you can get minute-by-minute stats of this game right here.

  44. 11 mins Commentary  

    Oh dear. Abou Diaby has a sight of goal from about 25 yards out and decides to have a pop. The less said about his shot the better - suffice to say it troubled row z more than it did Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera.

  45. 12 mins YELLOW CARD  

    France captain Patrice Evra becomes the first name to go in Japanese refereee Yuichi Nishimura's book after he tangles with Diego Perez.

  46. 15 mins Commentary  

    A bit of pressure from France, who are getting more men forward now. They have a corner scrambled clear but the ball eventually comes back in for Nicolas Anelka to head over. Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera has not had a save to make yet, but his side are having to do a lot of defending.

  47. 17 mins Commentary  

    Ah, just as I say Uruguay are under increasing pressure, Diego Forlan has the South Americans' best effort so far. He cuts in from the left and curls in a shot that Hugo Lloris does well to push away. That was a decent stop too.

  48. 19 mins Commentary  

    It's all happening now... well, almost. France's Yoann Gourcuff takes a free-kick from wide out on the left... but curls in a shot that is heading for the top corner until Fernando Muslera gets across to his near post to punch clear.

  49. Contributor BBC Radio 5 live's Jan Molby  

    "Diego Forlan's always got time, he's always got space. He sees things differently."

  50. Contributor BBC Sport's Paul Fletcher at Cape Town Stadium  

    Via Twitter: "Is it me or do the Uruguayans look pretty hard (apart from Forlan)?"

  51. 27 mins Commentary  

    We've just had a brief pause while some balloons on the pitch were popped and, after that flurry of chances, this game has gone a little bit flat. I'd say France are still marginally on top but Uruguay are defending well and stopping most attacks before they reach their penalty area.

  52. 29 mins Commentary  

    France are still pressing, but still can't make the breakthrough. This time Sidney Govou's cross looks like it will fall for Nicolas Anelka in front of goal but Uruguay defender Mauricio Victorino sticks out a leg to make a timely clearance.

  53. 32 mins Commentary  

    Not Nicolas Anelka's greatest moment. A great ball by Abou Diaby is about to put Sidney Govou through on goal but Anelka, who is offside, takes a touch instead. The linesman promptly waves his flag. Uruguay survive, and France coach Raymond Domenech looks far from delighted.

  54. 36 mins Commentary  

    Uruguay's first chance for a little while. Diego Forlan stands over a free-kick about 45 yards from goal... but his cross does not beat the first French defender. Not his night, so far at least.

  55. 39 mins Commentary  

    Um, am I right in thinking this game is a tiny bit disappointing so far, people? BBC Sport's Paul Fletcher is inside the stadium and says the crowd were doing Mexican Waves after 10 minutes, so maybe they feel the same way.

  56. 41 mins Commentary  

    Another free-kick from long range, this time for France. And another poor one, I'm afraid. Yoann Gourcuff beats the first man, at least, but the ball sails harmlessly over all his team-mates too and ends up flying straight into the hands of Uruguay keeper Fernando Muslera.

  57. Twitter  

    From gsura: "France going the Mexico way, initial effervescence fading away - stage set for Forlan to take the sucker punch now."

    I think I know what you mean there - although hopefully Forlan won't actually be on the end of any punches.

  58. 46 mins Commentary  

    A last chance for France before the break. Deep into added time, Yoann Gourcuff bends in another free-kick from deep... but Fernando Muslera leaps above a crowd of players to punch clear.

  59. HALF-TIME Uruguay 0-0France  
  60. Contributor BBC Sport's Paul Fletcher at Cape Town Stadium  

    "I'm going to put my neck on the block and suggest that this match has not exactly been a classic so far. France are taking far too long to transition the ball from defence to attack while Nicolas Anelka looks all at sea in this lone striker system. There have been no through balls turning the Uruguay defence that he can run on to in the manner we are used to seeing."

  61. Twitter  

    From Dave_1964: "Both teams look disjointed, lots of offsides. Disappointing game."

  62. 20:25 Commentary News from the England camp in Rustenburg:  

    England coach Fabio Capello says midfielder Gareth Barry is fit, but won't start Saturday's opening Group C match against the US. I think we might see a bit of Barry before this World Cup is out, though.

  63. SMS  

    From Neal in Surrey: "Abou Diaby looks France's best player."

    He has been good so far but, If it stays 0-0, I'm pretty sure Florent Malouda will get a run-out, even if he has had a fall-out with Raymond Domenech as reported. A certain Thierry Henry is on the France bench too of course.

  64. 20:34 Commentary  

    Uruguay get the second half under way.

  65. 47 mins Commentary  

    France start the second period in the way they ended the first one. Yoann Gourcuff tries to dink a cross into the path of Nicolas Anelka but gets too much on it and the ball runs out of play.

  66. 50 mins Commentary  

    Great defending by Abou Diaby, who is in the right place at the back post to head clear Diego Forlan's free-kick, with Diego Lugano lurking behind him. Just a thought - other than being caught offside a few times, we've not seen much of Luis Suarez so far, have we?

  67. 53 mins Commentary  

    Diego Forlan is showing glimpses of his class, however, and does so again here when he brilliantly takes down a long ball on his chest inside the area, only to blaze his shot over the top. Forlan landed on William Gallas after he had let fly, and it looked painful, but the French defender is able to continue after a bit of treatment.

  68. Contributor BBC Sport's Paul Fletcher at Cape Town Stadium  

    "This is shaping up to be a game of two halves - with the second as bad as the first. Loving the TV shots of Raymond Domenech trying to get some secret, hand semi-obscuring mouth, instructions out to his players."

  69. 56 mins Commentary  

    I'm going to be kind and call this game 'cagey' rather than 'rubbish'. It's definitely not thrill-a-minute but, let's face it, not every World Cup game is a classic is it... no matter how much we want them all to be.

  70. SMS  

    From Jon in Bolton: "This game shows why England should not play Rooney up front on his own. France are boring me with a similar system."

  71. 61 mins Commentary  

    Here's a free-kick off the French training ground... er, yes, that's the training ground where nobody talks to one another, I think. Yoann Gourcuff slips a free-kick square across the edge of the area for Franck Ribery to slice his shot horribly, horribly wide.

  72. 62 mins SUBSTITUTION  

    A first change for Uruguay. Ignacio Gonzalez is off, and playmaker Nicolas Lodeiro is on.

  73. 65 mins Commentary  

    Like Yoann Gourcuff for France, Diego Forlan is clearly the man in charge of free-kicks for Uruguay. Forlan goes for goal this time, but he is a long way out and the ball flies straight at France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris too.

  74. 67 mins Commentary  

    Oooh. A bit of a scare for France, when Hugo Lloris drops a cross under challenge from Luis Suarez.... William Gallas is there to mop up, but referee Yuichi Nishimura has blown for a foul in any case.

  75. 68 mins HANDBAGS  

    Blimey, what's this - France coach Raymond Domenech is on the pitch? Jeremy Toulalan is in the referees book too after a wild challenge that angers the Uruguayans. For a second, it all threatened to kick-off there... there was a crowd of players around Toulalan and Domenech wanted to get involved too. I don't think the French were too pleased with Maximiliano Pereira's dive.

  76. 71 mins SUBSTITUTION  

    Republic of Ireland fans look away now. Nicolas Anelka is coming off, and Thierry Henry is on for his 121st France cap. He is greeted by a massive roar by the French fans.

  77. 73 mins Commentary  

    Uruguay have not created much in this game so far but they've just had a golden opportunity to take the lead. Luis Suarez flicks on a throw-in inside the box and Diego Forlan shapes to smash home a first-time shot... that fizzes inches wide. France are living a bit dangerously here.

  78. 75 mins SUBSTITUTION  

    Another France change. Florent Malouda is on for Yoann Gourcuff. It looks like Raymond Domenech is going for it, finally.

  79. 79 mins Commentary  

    So, can Florent Malouda make an instant impact? Almost. He lets fly with that trusty left foot from 25 yards out but the ball flashes just wide of Fernando Muslera's post. Better from the French, but they are running out of time to win this one.

  80. 81 mins RED CARD  

    Uruguay substiute Nicolas Lodeiro had already been booked so it wasn't a good idea for him to lunge in at Bacary Sagna. More clumsy than anything else but definitely another yellow card - and two of them equals one red - the sending off of the 2010 World Cup.

  81. Contributor BBC Sport's Paul Fletcher at Cape Town Stadium  

    "Without the you know what, it would be so, so quiet here. If this match is to leave its mark for the right reasons than a moment of brilliance is required."

  82. 86 mins SUBSTITUTION  

    Another change by France, who bring on Andre Pierre Gignac for the largely ineffective Sidney Govou. They need to find a way of breaking down Uruguay but the South Americans have pulled even more men back since Nicolas Lodeiro was sent off... and are bringing on some fresh legs themselves in the shape of Sebastien Eguren.

  83. 88 mins Commentary  

    Here's a bit of irony... Thierry Henry appealing for a handball inside the Uruguay area. The ball hit Mauricio Victorino's hand but the referee says no penalty.

  84. 90 mins Commentary  

    It's still all France as we move into injury time - there will be three minutes of that. Uruguay are battling hard to hang on for a point but they will have to survive a free-kick right on the edge of the area after Abou Diaby is fouled.

  85. 94 mins Commentary  

    The three minutes are up by the time Thierry Henry steps up to take the free-kick... and promptly fires it into the wall. That was a bit of an anti-climax, much like this entire match to be honest.

  86. FULL-TIME Uruguay 0-0 France  
  87. Contributor BBC Sport's Alan Shearer  

    "It's a great result for Uruguay but very disappointing from France. There was no spark from any of them, not even Thierry Henry when he came off the bench."

  88. 21:31 Commentary  

    Erm, that wasn't the greatest game was it? That stalemate means we are all-square in Group A at the end of day one, as all four teams have got one point from their first game. I don't think South Africa should be too scared of either France or Uruguay, either. Hope for the hosts?

  89. Contributor BBC Sport's Paul Fletcher at Cape Town Stadium  

    "Sometimes the final whistle brings with it much relief."

  90. Twitter  

    From nicemandan: "I seem to remember France winning the 1998 World Cup by boring everyone to death."

  91. 21:40 Commentary  

    Hmmm. It would be interesting to speak to whoever stuck that massive bet on France winning the World Cup (see 19:02) to see how he is feeling now? Still it is very early days in this World Cup (you can't get any earlier than day one, can you) so let's not write Les Bleus off just yet. I'm going to call it a night now - apologies for such a dull game - but we've got plenty more to look forward to. Oh yes. Join me on Saturday from 0900 BST for the build-up to South Korea v Greece, Argentina v Nigeria… oh, and the small matter of England against the US. See you then.

By Paul Fletcher, Cape Town

France and Uruguay contested a truly awful goalless draw in the second match of the 2010 World Cup at the Cape Town Stadium.

The result ensured that both of the opening day Group A fixtures ended in draws - but there was much more to savour in South Africa's earlier game against Mexico.

The match in Cape Town never really got going; instead of sparking into life, it deteriorated into a largely forgettable contest only briefly illuminated by the occasional moment of trickery and skill.

In a game of few chances, Uruguay came closest to scoring through a Diego Forlan shot that was saved in the opening half, while they finished the contest with 10 men after substitute Nicolas Lodeiro picked up two bookings.

France were arguably the better team and might have snatched the points with a free-kick from a promising position deep into injury-time, but substitute Thierry Henry's strike hit the wall.

Both teams had laboured through qualification, requiring play-offs to reach South Africa, and their lack of fluency was clear to see.

France, who recently switched to a 4-3-3 formation, lost to China in their final warm-up game and were too ponderous in possession against La Celeste, with a lack of understanding undermining their efforts.

This was encapsulated in one move when Abou Diaby, surprisingly recalled in favour of Florent Malouda amid suggestions of a training ground row with manager Raymond Domenech, played a superb through ball for Sidney Govou.

But striker Nicolas Anelka, who made way for Henry with 20 minutes left, intercepted the pass after returning from an offside position and a promising opening was completely wasted.

Franck Ribery was an early threat down the left and his low cross after seven minutes should have been converted by Govou, while playmaker Yoann Gourcuff had few opportunities to showcase his skills - although he almost caught Fernando Muslera out with a free-kick from a tight angle on 17 minutes.

France's holding midfielder Jeremy Toulalan was reduced to trying his luck from more than 35 yards, while Uruguay's Diego Lugano mystified his team-mates by shooting at goal from deep inside his own half.

Toulalan was booked for a heavy tackle on Alvaro Pereira after 68 minutes and locked horns with Lugano seconds later. Domenech came on to the pitch to try to calm the situation, but at least it was something to rouse the crowd, leading to a brief cacophony of vuvuzela sounds.

Forlan, who forced an excellent first-half save from Hugo Lloris after cutting inside and shooting from 20 yards, was impressive for Uruguay.

The Atletico Madrid striker was alive with craft and invention, but he wasted a decent opening with 20 minutes left, shooting wide from 16 yards after a decent lay-off from Luis Suarez.

Striker Suarez, with 49 goals in 48 games for Ajax last season, was all too frequently caught offside, while playmaker Ignacio Gonzalez was a peripheral figure.

Uruguay coach Javier Aguirre brought on the highly rated Lodeiro in place of Gonzalez shortly after the restart, and Domenech replaced Gourcuff with Malouda.

Lodeiro's only mark on the game was arguably made on the ankle of Bakari Sagna as the Uruguayan picked up his second booking with 10 minutes to go.

Henry almost produced a moment of late drama with a header that glanced across the face of goal, and had an appeal for a handball against Mauricio Victorino turned down as Uruguay held on.

Uruguay Uruguay Flag 0-0 France Flag France FT

(HT 0-0)

  

Uruguay

France

 

Substitutes:

Substitutes:

  • Venue: Green Point Stadium
  • Referee: Y Nishimura
  • Attendance: 64,000
Uruguay     France
  • Possession 50%
    50%
  • Attempts on target 3
    10
  • Attempts off target 3
    8
  • Corners 0
    4
  • Fouls 13
    18

Projected table based on current scores

Group A

Group A teams P W D L F A GD PTS
Uruguay 3 2 1 0 4 0 4 7
Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 4
South Africa 3 1 1 1 3 5 -2 4
France 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 1

Group B

Group B teams P W D L F A GD PTS
Argentina 3 3 0 0 7 1 6 9
South Korea 3 1 1 1 5 6 -1 4
Greece 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3
Nigeria 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2 1

Group C

Group C teams P W D L F A GD PTS
USA 3 1 2 0 4 3 1 5
England 3 1 2 0 2 1 1 5
Slovenia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
Algeria 3 0 1 2 0 2 -2 1

Group D

Group D teams P W D L F A GD PTS
Germany 3 2 0 1 5 1 4 6
Ghana 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
Australia 3 1 1 1 3 6 -3 4
Serbia 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 3

Group E

Group E teams P W D L F A GD PTS
Netherlands 3 3 0 0 5 1 4 9
Japan 3 2 0 1 4 2 2 6
Denmark 3 1 0 2 3 6 -3 3
Cameroon 3 0 0 3 2 5 -3 0

Group F

Group F teams P W D L F A GD PTS
Paraguay 3 1 2 0 3 1 2 5
Slovakia 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 4
New Zealand 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
Italy 3 0 2 1 4 5 -1 2

Group G

Group G teams P W D L F A GD PTS
Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 2 3 7
Portugal 3 1 2 0 7 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 3 1 1 1 4 3 1 4
North Korea 3 0 0 3 1 12 -11 0

Group H

Group H teams P W D L F A GD PTS
Spain 3 2 0 1 4 2 2 6
Chile 3 2 0 1 3 2 1 6
Switzerland 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 3 0 1 2 0 3 -3 1

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