|South Africa eliminated|
South Africa ended third in Group A on goal differential.
|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>>