France v South Africa, 22 June 2010

Score2-1 to South Africa
RefereeOscar Ruiz
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group A
VenueFree State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Attendance39,415
Kick-Off: 16:00 Local (15:00 BST) Man of the Match: Katlego Mphela (South Africa) Assistant referees: Abraham González (Colombia) Humberto Clavijo (Colombia) Fourth official: Héctor Baldassi (Argentina) Fifth official: Ricardo Casas (Argentina) South Africa became the first World Cup host team to fail to advance past the first round after finishing behind Mexico on goal difference. France, despite having made the final in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, also failed to advance after drawing one and losing two matches.

1  France

Manager: Raymond Domenech

2  South Africa

Manager: Carlos Alberto Parreira

Goals:

Florent Malouda 70 G

Goals:

Bongani Khumalo 20 G
Katlego Mphela 37 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
Defender Gaël Clichy
Defender William Gallas
Defender Bakary Sagna
Midfielder Abou Diaby
Midfielder Alou Diarra (captain)
Midfielder Andre-Pierre Gignac
Midfielder Yoann Gourcuff
Midfielder Franck Ribéry
Forward Djibril Cissé

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs
Defender Bongani Khumalo
Defender Tshepo Masilela
Defender/Centre back Aaron Mokoena (captain)
Defender/Midfielder Anele Ngcongca
Midfielder Thanduyise Khuboni
Midfielder Bernard Parker
Midfielder Steven Pienaar
Midfielder Macbeth Sibaya
Midfielder Simphiwe Tshabalala
Forward Katlego Mphela

Substitutions:

Florent Malouda for Andre-Pierre Gignac 46
Thierry Henry for Djibril Cissé 55
Sidney Govou for Alou Diarra 82

Substitutions:

Siboniso Gaxa for Anele Ngcongca 55
Siyabonga Nomvethe for Bernard Parker 68
Teko Modise for Thanduyise Khuboni 78

Cards:

Yoann Gourcuff 25 R
Abou Diaby 71 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Cedric Carrasso
Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda
Defender Eric Abidal
Defender Patrice Evra
Defender Marc Planus
Midfielder Jeremy Toulalan
Midfielder Mathieu Valbuena
Forward Nicolas Anelka
Forward Sidney Govou
Forward Thierry Henry
Forward Florent Malouda

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune
Goalkeeper Shu-Aib Walters
Defender Lucas Thwala
Defender/Centre back Matthew Booth
Defender/Midfielder Siboniso Gaxa
Midfielder Lance Davids
Midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi
Midfielder Teko Modise
Midfielder Surprise Moriri