Mexico vs. France: Results, Highlights (Photos, Video)

June 17, 2010

Last year, the World Cup was practically stolen from the hands of France. This year they are trying to take it home, but Mexico won’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.

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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. France’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:

Mexico France
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 wouldn’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 Mexico’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 “chicharito” 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 team’s performances? Do you think Mexico deserved to win? Check out this photos and video below.

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World Cup Pictures

France vs. Mexico Video

Photos": News Pictures, Zajicova.

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