And that is it. France is out. South Africa wraps up it's participation in the World Cup with a win against a former world super power. South Africa deserved the win, though they were deflated by the meaningless goal by Malouda. That's it for now folks.
Tshabalala with an open look, by right at Lloris.
South Africa now circulating the ball in France's half, they are not showing any urgency which is a bit shocking. The pitch is full of players with hands on their hips.
Substitution Alou Diarra Sidney Govou
South African players look exhausted after pressing the match for 70+ minutes. Fance is not pressing the action ether as both teams seem to be content wit a result that will see them both bow out of the tournament, some with their dignity intact than others.
Substitution Thanduyise Khuboni Teko
Yellow Card A. Diaby
Goal France, Florent Malouda off a beautiful Ribery feed. South Africa's dreams appear to be all but over.
Goal Florent Malouda
Substitution Bernard Melvin Parker Syabonga Nomvethe
Thierry Henry with his first touch of the evening, it happens to be a handball.
Ribery on a counterattack slices the ball high. A French goal would likely end South Africa's hopes.
Peinaar with a ROCKET at Lloris. The ball is parried for a corner. Tense moments for the French defense.
Substitution A. Ngcongca Siboniso Pa Gaxa
Substitution Djibril Cissé Thierry Henry
Thierry Henry getting ready to enter the game. Cisse exits the game. Cisse has been the largest threat thus far, and it is fairly surprising that he exits the game at this point.
Mphela just misses a one on one situation with Lloris. INCHES above the bar. South Africa needs two goals to overcome their goal differential.
Parker with a solid shot that is halted by Lloris, who has looked shaky thus far.
Substitution Andre-Pierre Gignac Florent Malouda
And the players return to the pitch, with Florent Malouda making his way onto the pitch for the first time today. Gignac leaves the game.
At the half, South Africa shocking the French team, who were out for a big win to salvage their reputation. Instead, France has regressed into their individualistic play, though they were unlucky to lose Gourcuff.
Ribery with a service that doesn't find anybody, nearly finds the goal for France. Josephs with the save on a dangerous pass that was intended for Cisse.
GGGGOOOOAAAALLLL Bafana Bafana. France just not defending anymore, Mphela with an easy tap into the goal.
Goal Katlego Mphela
Dangerous free kick for RSA after Peinaar was fouled just outside the box. Tshabalala skies the free kick past row G. France has not been able t respond following the red card issues to Gourcuff. All South Africa right now.
Red Card Yoann Gourcuff
Mphela just past the right post in a one-on-two situation. Red Card to Gourcuff an elbow to the head of a South African defender, who is being tended to on the pitch. Gourcuff's nightmare of a World Cup comes to an end. Patrice Evra glares at Raymond Domenech. Ribery and Cisse in vigorous discussions at midfield.
The Vuvuzelas really going now as Hugo Lloris struggles with another South African corner. South Africa have really found a weak spot.
GOAL South Africa. Khumalo goal on an inswinging corner from the right side by Tshabalala. Almost immediately, Gignac and Ribery 1-2 their way to the mouth of the South African goal.
Goal Bongani Khumalo
Cisse pleading for a hand ball in the South African penalty area, but to no avail. France continues the the pressure. They are playing not only for the win, but for an enormous goal differential.
Early on, South Africa is struggling to get the ball past their midfield in a cohesive manner, while France is looking more dynamic with Cisse up front.
Gignac races into the box and unleashes a weak shot right into the arms of Joseph. Poor shot on an excellent opportunity
And, We're off. France pressing the attack early on.
The National anthems are over and the players take the pitch.
For France, Patrice Evra's five-match reign as Captain has come to an abrupt end following a mutiny by the French team on Sunday.
South African starting lineup: Josephs-Masilela-Khumalo-Mokoena-Ngcongca-Sibiya-Khuboni-Tshabalala-Pienaar-Parker-Mphela
Starting lineup for France: Lloris-Clichy-Squillaci-Gallas-Sagna-Diaby-Diarra-Ribery-Gourcuff-Gignac-Cisse
Good morning, and welcome to Goal.com's coverage of decision day in Group A. My Name is Manuel Carrera and I will be keeping you up to date on the happenings in the France-South Africa Match.