WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION
France win as Nigeria, Cameroon qualify
November 14, 2009
By Soccernet staff
France overcame a resilient Ireland side to put themselves in control of their World Cup play-off, with Nicolas Anelka scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory for Raymond Domenech's side.
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Ireland battled hard but were undone as Anelka's 72nd minute shot deflected off Sean St Ledger and past a wrong-footed Shay Given.
It was Giovanni Trapattoni's first defeat of the qualifying campaign and gives the French ...