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France eliminated

France exits the World Cup following a load of controversy.
Bloemfontein, South Africa (Sports Network) - Bongani Khumalo and Katlego Mphela scored to help South Africa edge 10-man France, 2-1, on Tuesday, but Bafana Bafana still became the first host nation to be eliminated in the group stage of the FIFA World Cup.

South Africa and France entered the game needing a win, for Uruguay and Mexico not to draw, and to overturn a huge gap in goal differential. South Africa was on track to completing the miracle equation with a two-goal lead, coupled with Uruguay's 1-0 edge over Mexico, but Florent Malouda scored France's first goal of the tournament to secure both clubs' exit. continue>>

GROUP A MP W D L GF GA Pts
Uruguay 3 2 1 0 4 0 7
Mexico 3 1 1 1 3 2 4
South Africa 3 1 1 1 3 5 4
France 3 0 1 2 1 4 1


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