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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Uruguay 0-0 France

France and Uruguay contested a lacklustre 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 this match in Cape Town never really got going.

It was 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 around the pitch but were too ponderous in possession against La Celeste, with a lack of understanding undermining their efforts.

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

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