France and Uruguagy play to 0-0 World Cup draw

2010-06-12 08:26

A match between former World Cup champions produced an opening day

dud, with France and Uruguay playing out a 0-0 draw on Friday.

France winger Franck Ribery and Uruguay striker Diego Forlan showed

flashes of their potential, but the fear of losing the opening game stifled

offensive tactics for much of the match.

The low point came when Uruguay midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro was

red-carded after a wild challenge on Bacary Sagna in the 81st minute.

In the end, an early goalmouth miss from France forward Sidney

Govou and excellent save from Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera left Group A

as wide open as possible.


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