Match 34|France vs. South Africa|22-06-10|Post-match [R]

Discussion in 'GROUP A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay France' started by os_mutante, Jun 22, 2010.

  1. os_mutante

    os_mutante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2003
    City of Bad Carls
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Literally anything could have happened in this match and I'd believe it.

  2. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Chicago Fire
    Can we change the thread title to "La France, C'est Merde [R]"?

    Couldn't have happened to a more deserving bunch of dysfunctional jack asses.
  3. Alexnova

    Alexnova Member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Highlands Ranch, CO
    Real Madrid
    Curious how long it's been since France hasn't made the Final 16....?
  4. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Barcelona, Inter Milan
    Jun 21, 2010
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    uh they didnt made it in 2002
  5. Killboard

    Killboard Member

    Sep 5, 2005
    Bolivar, Montevideo
    CA Peñarol
    Nat'l Team:
    We did 36 fouls in 3 matches, Switzerland has 47 in two.
    Fucile, Victorino and Lugano have yellow.
  6. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Well, France did end up getting one goal this tournament.

    Which is two more than they deserve. How can they still be considered a top 10 team in the world?
  7. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    Aug 22, 2001
    Near the mountains.
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    stupid france...if only SA could have scored more...
  8. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Real Madrid
    France actually scored more goals this year than in 2002.
  9. Tread

    Tread New Member

    Jul 1, 2009
    ESPN's game announcer was pretty harsh on France, talking about how they leave the World Cup "in disgrace."

  10. J mann

    J mann Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    South Africa first host nation not to make it out of the group stage.
  11. summers

    summers Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    Bittersweet, but still a nice win for Bafana. They performed pretty well as hosts - whatever the circumstances, a win over France and a tie with Mexico isn't bad at all. A couple plays will haunt them a little (keeping Mexico on-sides, the red card/PK against Uruguay hurting goal differential, clanging the crossbar vs. France), but that's football. Nice to see them go out with a win.
  12. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Folks, the focus in these threads is supposed to be analysis, not taunting.
  13. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Yeah, but I don't think that was unexpected. They are only above North Korea in the rankings, and are probably the worst host team ever. To finish with 4 points is a rather respectable end I think. It's not like they were going to get towed through the playoffs by the refs like South Korea was in their World Cup.
  14. songjim

    songjim Member

    Dec 9, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    Is someone bitter about their team not making the world cup?
  15. Tread

    Tread New Member

    Jul 1, 2009
    France's performance in the World Cup over the last 50 years:

    4 solid finishes in the last 13 World Cups (31 percent), and 4 in last 8 Cups (50 percent)

    62 -- Did not qualify
    66 -- Did not make it out of group stage
    70 -- Did not qualify
    74 -- Did not qualify

    78 -- Did not make it out of group stage
    82 -- 4th
    86 -- 3rd

    90 -- Did not qualify
    94 -- Did not qualify

    98 -- Champions
    02 -- Did not make it out of group stage
    06 -- 2nd
    10 -- Did not make it out of group stage
  16. N. Platini

    N. Platini Member

    Jan 31, 2006
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    It's funny , because France in 2002 was much a better team than this one ..
  17. babaorum

    babaorum Member+

    Aug 20, 2005
    Nat'l Team:
    They also finished 3rd in WC58.

    The only good new is that they finally get rid of Domenech. Laurent Blanc can only do a better job.
  18. svelten

    svelten Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Vancouver Whitecaps
    Nonsense. South Korea went through their group quite fairly, only a few delusional individuals are still disputing that. South Africa got a totally BS red card in their favor, the referee did what he could. Their elimination is not really a result of a poor performance but the tightness of their group and just poor luck - it isn't often that you can notch a win and a tie in the group stage and still not advance.
  19. Grandprunier

    Grandprunier New Member

    May 12, 2010
    First congrats South Africa !

    Then Domenech doesn't shake the hand of Parreira, he finishes to make us look like asses.

    How disgraceful, from the beginning. Maybe the rugby national team should teach them a few gentleman tips.

    About the players... They shall go home and hide, and they'd better hide well so that we don't see/hear them for the next 4 years ! :mad:
  20. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    The Irish must be elated.

    Now, if England goes out in group, they'll party as if they had won the Cup already.
  21. UPinSLC

    UPinSLC Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    LOL at the french team, what a disgrace to soccer, bunch of buffoons. i hope that team gets banned from euro2012 for the shit they pulled on the grandest of stages, they didnt deserve to play in world cup 2010 and they dont deserve to play in euro2012.

    i thought for a second there around half time that SA might pull it out. what a heartbreaker that mphala shot off the post was, that might have pushed them on to get 1 more and advance, but it was not meant to be. then france scored soon after and dashed their hopes. still, a great game and i hope the fans/SA countrymen had a great time supporting their team in the world cup. they performed well, just not good enough to get through.
  22. nutbar

    nutbar New Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    damn, that's over with. now who are we to look to for our off-the-field entertainment?
  23. spejic

    spejic Cautionary example

    Mar 1, 1999
    San Rafael, CA
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Korea got 5 goals against them disallowed. Even Blatter said that there was a problem with referees after that. I'm surprised anyone even considers this controversial.
  24. lost

    lost Member

    May 24, 2006
    red card was a joke, as was the handball and foul for the first goal. must be even more depressing for france is that with a convincing win today, despite all the sht, they would be in the next round now.
  25. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo, Penang FC, Al Duhail
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    this is the thing about France - you never know what you're going to get with them. They're either going to win the whole thing or go out in the first round. I thought they could make the quarterfinals this time 'round but I guess not. Too bad their gone - great entertainment, :D Also sad to see the host nation out. They'll be happy with this performance - 4 points and a win over France. The seemingly infinite record of host nations making the 2nd round is now officially over....

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