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France team ripped for loss to Mexicans

Updated: June 18, 2010, 9:30 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- "Catastrophe!" says one French commentator.

"Pathetic!" says the front-page headline on France's most read tabloid.

It was all glum faces and angry media in France on Friday after the team's 2-0 loss to Mexico on Thursday, a defeat that makes Les Bleus a long shot to advance at the World Cup.

It's a far cry from the victory party on Paris' Champs-Elysees when the team led by Zinedine Zidane won the 1998 Cup in the nearby Stade de France. Or even 2006, when France made ...

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