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Friday, June 11, 2010

The 2010 FIFA World Cup Thread #2/Sports Thread #2 For 6/11/10: Forlan, Govou Blow Chances As France & Uruguay End In A Scoreless Draw

The site from the Cape:
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The lineups......and Domenech keeps out Henry, talk about more team unity!!!!
France: Lloris; Sagna, Abidal, Gallas, Evra; Ribery, Gourcuff, Toutalan, Diaby; Govou, Anelka

Uruguay: Muslera; Lugano, Godin, Victorino; A. Pereira, Perez, M.Pereira, Rios, I. Gonzalez; Suarez, Forlan
Well, he not only leaves Henry out, but way more surprising, he leaves Florent Malouda on the bench, and brings in Diaby out of nowhere. Domenech is just begging to get fired. Just begging.

Prediction for this game: With just how dysfunctional they are right now thinks to their manager, Uruguay will win 2-0 today over France, and really place the heat on Domenech to be gone before the tournament ends.

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1st half analysis: Well, Sidney Govou blew a chance that maybe, even on his form, Thierry Henry would have scored? I think so. France did so some edge in the first half, which is more than what they have been showing of late, so that could be so encouragement there.

Nevertheless, it is still 0-0 at the moment. And with how Uruguay got better as the half progressed, as both Forlan and Suarez got more and more involved, things could get more nervy for France.

Hopefully though, Uruguay will put on their terrific youngster Lodeiro to help with their final passes in the final third.


The Quick review:
Diego Forlan failed to capitalized on a clear chance in the 73 rd minute, as Uruguay held France to a scoreless despite Nicolas Lodeiro foolishly getting sent off for a terrible challenge on Barcary Sagna.

Despite Uruguay's great defense, it was a solid goalkeeping display by two 23 youngsters, Hugo Lloris and Fernando Muslera.

They really didn't know who to give the "Man of the Match" too in this game. For me, it was either Godin or Patrice Evra, and certainly not the man who missed a golden chance that he normally buries:

The full review here .

Group Standings after Matchday 1 in Group A:
South Africa 1
Mexico 1
France 1
Uruguay 1
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