France v Mexico, 17 June 2010

Score2-0 to Mexico
RefereeKhalil Al Ghamdi
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group A
VenuePeter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Attendance35,370
Kick-Off: 20:30 Local (19:30 BST) Man of the Match: Javier Hernández (Mexico) Assistant referees: Hassan Kamranifar (Iran) Saleh Al Marzouqi (United Arab Emirates) Fourth official: Peter O'Leary (New Zealand) Fifth official: Matthew Taro (Solomon Islands) Mexico's 2–0 victory over France in Polokwane was overshadowed by French striker Nicolas Anelka launching a tirade of abuse towards coach Raymond Domenech during the half-time interval. Anelka was subsequently dismissed from the squad, which resulted in many squad members, including captain Patrice Evra, boycotting training in the lead-up to the final group stage match against South Africa.

0  France

Manager: Raymond Domenech

2  Mexico

Manager: Javier Aguirre

Goals:

Goals:

Javier Hernández 64 G
Cuauhtemoc Blanco penalty 78 P

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
Defender Eric Abidal
Defender Patrice Evra (captain)
Defender William Gallas
Defender Bakary Sagna
Midfielder Abou Diaby
Midfielder Franck Ribéry
Midfielder Jeremy Toulalan
Forward Nicolas Anelka
Forward Sidney Govou
Forward Florent Malouda

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Oscar Perez
Defender Efrain Juarez
Defender Héctor Moreno
Defender Ricardo Osorio
Defender Carlos Salcido
Defender/Midfielder Rafael Márquez (captain)
Midfielder Gerardo Torrado
Midfielder/Forward Giovani dos Santos
Forward Carlos Vela

Substitutions:

Andre-Pierre Gignac for Nicolas Anelka 45
Mathieu Valbuena for Sidney Govou 69

Substitutions:

Pablo Barrera for Carlos Vela 31
Javier Hernández for Efrain Juarez 55
Cuauhtemoc Blanco for Guillermo Franco 62

Cards:

Jeremy Toulalan 45 Y
Eric Abidal 81 Y

Cards:

Guillermo Franco 5 Y
Efrain Juarez 48 Y
Héctor Moreno 49 Y
Francisco Rodríguez 82 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso
Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda
Defender Gaël Clichy
Defender Marc Planus
Midfielder Alou Diarra
Midfielder Andre-Pierre Gignac
Midfielder Yoann Gourcuff
Midfielder Mathieu Valbuena
Forward Djibril Cissé
Forward Thierry Henry

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Luis Michel
Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa
Defender Israel Castro
Defender Jonny Magallon
Defender Jorge Torres
Midfielder Paul Aguilar
Midfielder Andrés Guardado
Forward Pablo Barrera
Forward Adolfo Bautista
Forward Alberto Medina