France and Switzerland opened their World Cup campaign at a
dissapointing note with uninspiring scoreless draw. Both teams
put up an average performance and lacked of any creative sparks
until the closing stages. This is the 2nd draw game in the World
Cup 2006 so far. 1st draw game is Sweden vs Trinidad.
Thierry Henry was denied a penalty claim when his shot hit Patrick
Muller and referee waive play on. It was a clear cut that the ball did
touch Muller's hand. The whole world had seen it and television had
repeatly shown the replay. How can the Russian referee didn't see it?
This referee also a "flasher" (Yellow card flasher) with 8 players got
booked. 3 for France and 5 for Switzerland.
The card flasher referee Ivanov from Russia.
The players got booked are E. Abidal, W. Sagnol & Z. Zidane for France
and L. Magnin, P. Degen, R. Cabanas, T. Barnetta, A Frei for Switzerland.
The game was so boring until the closing stages when Louis Zaha chest
down the ball for V. Dhorasoo to slam home the winner but he shot wide.
Oops.. you can't see where the ball !! Nah.. take this !!
The Statistics :-
51% Possession 49%
9 Shot at goal 8
4 Corners 1
18 Fouls 18
4 Offside 1
3 Yellow Card 5
0 Red Card 0