FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010

Season 1 Episode 18

France vs. Mexico

Aired Daily 7:00 AM Jun 17, 2010 on ESPN
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France vs. Mexico
Group A, Match 18: France vs. Mexico, 8:30 PM, Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane.

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  • fra vs. mex

    After a poor showing in their first game Mexico got a win here and now they just need to draw their next opponent and they will be moving onto the next round. While soccer and pro wrestling are like religion in Mexico, it is hard to dispute that their team did not look great this cup, but who knows at this point. France is a soccer country as well and they have just looked pitiful so far in this tournament.

    Right now, it just looks like this is Brazil's World Cup to lose, but maybe we are setting ourselves up for another upset.moreless
Efan Ekoku

Efan Ekoku

Color Commentator

John Sutcliffe

John Sutcliffe

Mexico Team Correspondent

Adrian Healey

Adrian Healey

Play-By-Play Announcer

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Mexico Coach Javier Aguirre: It was a very even game in which the first team to score was probably going to win. It was a very difficult victory. The French pressed us from the start of the match and the first half was very tough. Things got easier in the second half. We've been together for three months now, this team is well-oiled, and with our potential going forward we always try to trouble our opponents. We now have 90 minutes against Uruguay to reach our first goal, which is to qualify for the Round of 16.

    • France Coach Raymond Domenech: I don't know what to say – it's a real disappointment. The match turned on a stroke of bad luck and we never managed to get back on track. We showed good intentions and desire, but there's still something not quite right. For the moment, I don't know what I'm going to say to my players. Our qualification now depends on a miracle and it's out of our hands. We've got one match to play and to at least show that we have pride. I definitely blame myself for certain things, but for now I'm keeping them to myself.

    • Mexico Striker and Man of the Match Javier Hernandez: Above all, I'm happy about this victory – more than my goal or my Man of the Match award. This is a team sport, so the important thing was that the team won. We wanted to provide our country with some joy this evening, but this victory is just the first step and we still have a long way to go. We're not thinking about the Uruguay match for now, we want to make the most of this moment.

  • NOTES (3)


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