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Match 20 Marseille - Stade du Prado
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21 July
4:3 (2:0, 1:0, 1:3)
  • Didier SAMOUN (8'29" PEN, 10'15")
  • Jeremy BASQUAISE (19'00", 27'56" PEN)
  • RICAR (26'09")
  • PARRILLO (33'31")
  • OLI (35'18")

Referee Erick CHAVARRIA (CRC)

Summary

France edge through on top

France edge through on top

France edged Uruguay 4-3 to reach the quarter-finals as Group A winners. The result eliminated Senegal, and booked Les Bleus and the Celeste dates with Italy and Portugal respectively. France were roared on by their vociferous supporters, whom Didier Samoun relieved with a double that sent them in 2-0 up at the first break. Jeremy Basquaise added a third goal in the second period, but ...

Highlights

Line-up

FRA
URU
Substitute(s)
Coaches
Eric CANTONA (FRA)
(URU) Venancio RAMOS
Officials
  • Referee: CHAVARRIA Erick (CRC)
  • Second referee: WALDER Roman (SUI)
  • Third referee: MORSI Mohamed (EGY)
  • Timekeeper: BEREZKIN Alexander (RUS)
  • Misses next match if booked
  • Injured

Photos

  • France's Didier Samoun vies Uruguay's Matias
  • France's Jeremy Basquaise dribbles away from three Uruguay players
  • Uruguay's Coco vies with France's Jeremy Basquaise
  • France Jeremy Basquaise celebrates scoring against Uruguay
  • View of stade du Prado during the group-phase match between France and Uruguay at Marseille 2008
  • France's Jérémy Basquaise competes against Uruguay's Pampero in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • France fans watch their game against Senegal
  • France's Jérémy Basquaise competes against Uruguay's Coco in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008
  • France's Stéphane François competes against Uruguay's Coco in their group-phase match at Marseille 2008

Quotes

"Uruguay are a strong team. They have beaten us twice in the past editions of this tournament. We needed to play a great game to win and I'm pleased we managed to do it. Our goal was to finish top of this group. It hasn't been easy but I'm finally happy to have done it," Eric Cantona, France coach.

"This first round has been very positive for us because we have made it to the quarter-finals. Now we will play Portugal who are a very good team. But to win this competition we'll have to play very good teams, and that's our ambition. We're confident of reaching the semi-finals," Venancio Ramos, Uruguay coach.

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    STATISTICS
    FranceStatisticsUruguay
    31Shots30
    4Corner kicks3
    1Yellow cards2
    0Second yellow card and red card0
    0Red Cards0
    48%Possession (%)52%