Category Archives: France

Group A Finale, 22 June

I’m trying something a little different today; as the last two games in each group are played at the same time it’s not possible for me to watch them all live and write match reports afterwards. In any case I … Continue reading

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France 0-2 Mexico

If you wondered why the vuvuzelas seemed quieter last night, it’s because the crowd were holding their noses: the French truly stank out Polokwane’s Peter Mokaba stadium and were lucky even to score nil. They were put firmly in their … Continue reading

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France 0-0 Uruguay

Highs are often followed by lows, but rarely is the contrast so drastic as it was yesterday. The carnival atmosphere surrounding the hosts’ opening Group A fixture was followed by a desperate encounter between two teams that are capable of … Continue reading

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World Cup News Roundup, Sat 5 June

Rio Definitely Out Of World Cup Won’t be news to anyone but this was confirmed yesterday afternoon. On the bright side, Rio has missed almost half of England’s games under Capello and they’ve coped well enough without him. While Capello … Continue reading

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