Uruguay 0-0 France

Jabulani provides no joy in bore draw

June 11, 2010
By Jayaditya Gupta, Green Point Stadium
It needed more, much more, than the Jabulani to instil some joy into this uninspiring match, stifled by Uruguay's defensive mindset on the one hand, and France's muddled thinking on the other. France had the talent and experience to tilt the game but, by the time their heavy artillery came on - Thierry Henry and Florent Malouda had no more than 18-odd minutes together - it was too little and far too late.

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