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Bafana Bafana could prove to be dangerous floaters.

Speaking ahead of Uruguay’s opening World Cup clash with France, Enzo Francescoli has warned les Bleus not to expect an easy ride against the South Americans, but he has equally encouraged both sides to watch out for South Africa, who could be dark horses to win the group.

Francescoli played in France with Olympique de Marseille, but there can be no doubt who he’ll be supporting on Friday evening.

“Without hesitating, Uruguay!” he told RMC. “I played 15 years for the Celeste. For me, the Celeste is everything. There is no comparison. I live in Argentina but it does not change.

“This game [against France] is complicated. It is not easy to play against us in Uruguay. We have more to lose than the French.

“As is the case for all the teams here, the first match is important. No team in this World Cup has the right to make mistakes. Uruguay at the moment is rather quiet. There are [Diego] Forlan and [Luis] Suarez, but do not forget [Diego] Lugano.”

Though the veteran emphasised the importance of the opening game, he also stressed the problems Bafana Bafana, who Uruguay play second, are capable of causing. “In this group, I am wary also of South Africa. With the support of an entire people, they can cause an upset,” he concluded.

Mexico are the other team involved in Group A.

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