Ex-France forward Sylvain Wiltord tells FIFA that his country's disastrous campaign was "not the fault of the coach alone" and says Les Bleus must get back to basics.
Luis Suarez insists Uruguay have "what it takes" to go far at the FIFA World Cup after they ended the opening stage of the competition by topping Group A.
Uruguay marched through to the last 16, where they were joined by a Mexico side that edged an impressive South Africa. Meanwhile, despair befell France.
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez believes the opportunity to mix with the best in South Africa is bringing the greatest football out of his players.
Coach Raymond Domenech and midfielder Florent Malouda have lamented France's surprise first-phase elimination from the competition.
The vuvuzelas continued to blow and the South African flag still flew high long after the final whistle had blown at the Free State stadium, despite Bafana Bafana exiting the tournament.