France had failed to win their opening match at three of the previous four major tournaments and they confronted Uruguay having endured a rocky preparation. Domenech has been under scrutiny for his late switch to a 4-3-3 formation but the surprise that he sprung here was the omission of Florent Malouda, one of his most in-form players. According to reports in France, Domenech had been unhappy at the Chelsea player for an over-zealous approach in Thursday's training session. Domenech appears to be ruling with a rod of iron. "There are 23 players," he said. "That's all I have to say." … [Read more...] about World Cup 2010: Ten-man Uruguay and France begin with stalemate
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