Matches

21/07/2008500 - WeatherPartly cloudy
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  • Didier SAMOUN (8'01" PEN 10'02")
  • Jeremy BASQUAISE (19'03" 27'04" PEN)
  • RICAR (26'05")
  • PARRILLO (33'06")
  • OLI (35'07")

Summary

France edge through on top

France sneaked into the quarter-finals as Group A winners courtesy of a 4-3 win over Uruguay; a result which condemned Senegal to elimination.

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Line-up

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12
5
3
6
5
7
6
8
7

Substitute(s)

12
1
3
2
4
4
9
8
10
9
11
10
2
11

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)

Statistics

31Shots30
4Corner kicks3
0Overheads2
1Yellow cards2
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
48%Possession (%)52%
  • 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
  • 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 Jeremy Basquaise celebrates scoring against Uruguay

"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.