Both teams need a win for any hope of progressing from the group, but with the French national team in turmoil and Bafana determined to get a win in their final group game, the match will be a difficult one for the former World Champions.
Speaking to the French supporters at Free State Stadium, a central theme continued to emerge involving a brighter future for the national side despite this match.
Renard said, “This match is a celebration for us because we are here with our team and if we win then we might go through, and if not at least we know it is Raymond Domenech’s last game.”
That thought was echoed by other fans, with William admitting, “We are not going to wish that the hosts are out, but they are in our way so unfortunately we need to beat them. Domenech will leave the team after this World Cup, so I am happy about that. Let’s go France!”
Jean Paul is keen to see the French move past their problems and register a win in the City of Roses. “Bloemfontein is beautiful and I want France to honour this place with a win. We need to forget about the troubles in the team and get together to win this match. The second round is close and I would love to play against Argentina.”The fans are in the city to support and hope for a win, but it seems that Domenech’s departure is a pleasing bonus for the fans.
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