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Game preview: France-Uruguay

Originally Published: June 6, 2010
By Brent Latham | Special to ESPN.com

What's on the line:

Both these teams are capable of going deep into the World Cup. In a complicated Group A, both also face the real possibility of a first-round knockout. This match could go a long way toward revealing the destiny of each.

Both teams are widely respected, but Uruguay has won only once in World Cup play since 1970, and France's qualifying travails have been well documented. So each needs momentum on its side as it faces two difficult group opponents down the road. ...

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