World Cup 2010 Group A: France 0-0 Uruguay

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France were forced to play out a goalless draw with Group A opponents Uruguay in a game of few chances in Cape Town.

Sidney Govou spurned the match's best chance during the early exchanges before their South American counterparts grew in confidence only to later see substitute Nicolás Lodeiro receive the tournament's first red card.


Uruguay: Fernando Muslera; Mauricio Victorino, Diego Lugano, Diego Godín, Álvaro Pereira; Maximiliano Pereira, Diego Pérez (Sebastián Eguren, 87), Egidio Arévalo, Ignacio González (Nicolás Lodeiro, 63); Diego Forlán, Luis Suárez (Sebastián Abreu, 74)

France: Hugo Lloris; Bacary Sagna, William Gallas, Éric Abidal, Patrice Evra; Yoann Gourcuff (Florent Malouda, 75), Jérémy Toulalan, Abou Diaby; Nicolas Anelka (Thierry Henry, 72), Sidney Govou (André-Pierre Gignac, 85), Franck Ribéry

Shots on target :3-2
Shots off target :9-3
Ball possession (%) :53-47
Corner kicks :4-0
Offsides :4-5
Fouls :19-13
Yellow cards :3-3
Red cards :0-1

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