Last year, the World Cup was practically stolen from the hands of France. This year they are trying to take it home, but Mexico wonâ€™t let them get away so easily. What happened? What players took the field today? Check out all about the match between France and Mexico here plus see photos and video below.
In the third match on the sixth day at this 2010 World Cup, France came from a disappointing game vs. Uruguay, while Mexico ended in a draw with South Africa. But unlike France it was a great, entertaining and beautiful match. Franceâ€™s coach Raymond Domenech was sending his team to attack, but this squad is not even the shadow of the France that used to see and admire. No wonder Zidane was so angry.
Here are the players:
|1 Oscar Perez||1 Hugo Lloris|
|16 Efrain Juarez||2 Bacary Sagba|
|4 Rafael Marquez||3 Eric Abidal|
|2 Francisco Rodriguez||5 William Gallas|
|6Gerardo Torrado||13 Patrice Evra|
|3 Carlos Salcido||14 Jeremy Toulalan|
|15 Hector Moreno||19 Abou Diaby|
|5 Ricardo Osorio||15 Florent Malouda|
|17 Giovani Dos Santos||7 Frank Ribery|
|11 Carlos Vela||10 Sidney Govou|
|9 Guillermo Franco||21 Nicolas Anelka|
|Coach: Javier Aguirre||Coach: Raymond Domenech|
The first half went by without any goals, but interestingly Mexico was trying to score. The French defense wouldnâ€™t let them get a good shot and the same for them, France missed many opportunities to score.
On the second quarter Senor Aguirre put in Mexicoâ€™s veteran 37 year old Cuantemoc Blanco, and one of his young stars, 23 years old Javier Hernandez. They were the ones who would take the three points to Mexico.
The first goal was on the 63rd minute by the right foot of Javier Hernandez aka â€śchicharitoâ€ť and then at the 78 minute mark by Cuantemoc Blanco, who scored the second goal by penalty shot, putting the score board at 2-0.
Their next match will be on June 22 where Mexico will face Uruguay, and France will try their luck against the host, South Africa. What do you think of the teamâ€™s performances? Do you think Mexico deserved to win? Check out this photos and video below.
World Cup Pictures
France vs. Mexico Video
Photos": www.WENN.com/ News Pictures, Zajicova.