Patrick Vieira scored France's goal on his birthday and became the sixth player in World Cup history to have scored a goal on their birthday.
France coach Raymond Domenech: I said before the World CUp started that Patrick Viera would be one of the most important players - he showed that with his performance.
Togo coach, Otto Pfiste: The pressure was clearly on France. They missed a lot of passes and wasted many chances but in the second half they were really better and deserved to win.
Arena: FIFA World Cup Stadium, Cologne Attendance: 45,000
Possession : Togo 44% France 56%Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)
Shots on Target : Togo 1 France 12
Shots off Target: Togo 6 France 8
Offside : Togo 3 France 5
Fouls : Togo 22 France 12
Corners : Togo 1 France 9
Freekicks : Togo 15 France 24
Claude Makelele (France) 30'
Yao Aziawonou (Togo) 38'
Cherif Toure Mamam (Togo) 44'
Moustapha Salifou (Togo) 88'