World Cup 2010: France vs. South Africa Live Stream [UPDATED]
The final round of the group stage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup starts today, and South Africa and France battle for their last chance to reach the last 16 of the tournament.
Both sides have really struggled in the tournament. South Africa’s hopes of qualifying for the next round suffered a massive blow on Wednesday when they were defeated by Uruguay 3-0. France, on the other hand, has neared a complete meltdown.
In the aftermath of an angry exchange of words with coach Raymond Domenech at halftime of the Mexico game and his immediate removal from the game, Nicolas Anelka was sent home. The Chelsea striker was kicked out of the team by the French Football Federation for reportedly using foul language to Domenech.
Although their respective hopes of qualifying for the next round appear pretty small, the fact remains that a win for either Mexico or Uruguay (both are tied on four points a piece) in the other group match would boost the teams’ prospects of progressing.
However, the only way that the Bafana Bafana or Les Bleus can qualify is if either Uruguay or Mexico loses and by such a margin that the losing team ends up with a worse goal difference than the winner of the France vs. South Africa match.
A draw between El Tri and La Celeste would mean elimination for both Domenech’s side and South Africa regardless of their result.
The match kicks-off at 16:00 CET (10:00 a.m ET) in Bloemfontein, a rugby-oriented Afrikaaner stronghold.
UPDATE: The Bafana Bafana and a disorganized French team were eliminated on Tuesday after the hosts defeated the 1998 champions 2-1 in their final Group A match.