6th Game Group A:
France 1 – 2 South Africa
Location: Mangaung / Bloemfontein
South Africa downed 10-man France 2-1 in Bloemfontein but it was not enough to prevent Carlos Alberto Parreira’s side from becoming the first host nation to crash out of the World Cup finals at the opening group stage.
First-half goals from Bongani Khumalo and Katlego Mphela and a controversial red card for Yoan Gourcuff gave South Africa unlikely hope of reaching the last 16, especially with Uruguay beating Mexico 1-0 in the other Group A game