The World Cup champions are leaving the championship in Japan and Korea, having taken the last place in their group, without scoring even a goal. France lost to Denmark during the third stage of the group tournament, 0:2.
The Danish squad opened the score at the 22nd minute of the game. The French team started playing a real game during the second half: wild speed, attacks, and energy all over the field. However, Danish goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen was brilliant. The second goal of the Danish team was like a cold shower for the French players, as they were required to score four goals in order to make their way to the next round. Coach Roger Lemerre is sending in his resignation. France is flabbergasted. They cannot believe what happened, and French media outlets report that French fans are ashamed of their national team. The ORT Russian television network informed that the square in front of the Paris city administration was filled with disappointment (there was a huge screen installed on the square). The fans dropped French flags on the ground and ripped their football T-shirts off.
The mood of the fans of the Senegal squad is completely different. Their team took the second position in group A with five points, and now they are continuing their struggle for the World Cup in Korea and Japan. The game between Senegal and Uruguay was over with a draw 3:3, taking into consideration the fact that Senegal was leading after the first half 3:0. The referee flashed 12 yellow cards during the match, which was a record for the World Cup. Senegal is in heaven; however, Uruguay and France are packing their suitcases.
Sergey Yugov PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov