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France 0-2 Mexico World Cup 2010 – Video Highlights

Out of the World Cup?

France were left staring at the World Cup exit door after Mexico scored twice in the second half to complete an impressive 2-0 humbling of the 1998 winners in their Group A encounter.

Substitute Javier Hernandez gave Mexico the lead on 64 minutes when the young Manchester United forward sprung the offside trap from Rafael Marquez’s through ball before dribbling neatly past the France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to coolly convert in a buzzing Polokwane.
Fellow Mexican sub Cuauhtemoc Blanco, 37, added a second from the penalty spot eleven minutes from the end as he drilled low into the bottom right-hand corner after Pablo Barrera was chopped down by a floundering Eric Abidal.
Mexican icon Blanco’s previous two goals at the finals came from the penalty spot. The last one was against Croatia in 2002, but he has lost none of his composure after scoring from a long approach to bury the penalty and perhaps French hopes at this tournament.
Mexico’s first win over France in the international arena means they are firmly in the driving seat to reach the last 16.

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