Nothing to separate Belgium and France

Published: Tuesday 13 October 2009, 21.38CET
Belgium 0-0 France
Chances were at a premium at Le Canonnier where the neighbours played out a goalless draw to remain locked together in Group 4.
Nothing to separate Belgium and France
France's Yann M'Vila (right) competes with Axel Witsel ©AFP

Match statistics

BelgiumFrance

Goals scored0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards1
 
1
Goal attempts1
 
7
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners3
 
4
Fouls committed19
 
19

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Published: Tuesday 13 October 2009, 21.38CET

Nothing to separate Belgium and France

Belgium 0-0 France
Chances were at a premium at Le Canonnier where the neighbours played out a goalless draw to remain locked together in Group 4.

France and Belgium remain locked together at the top of Group 4 after playing out a goalless draw in Mouscron.

Lively Tabanou
The neighbours went into qualifier with seven points from three matches yet neither side was able to force the breakthrough at Le Canonnier which would have seen them wrest the initiative in the section. France had the better of the play, particularly in the first half when the impressive Toulouse FC winger Franck Tabanou was at the hub of Les Bleuets best moves.

Two off
Axel Witsel fired Belgium's clearest chance wide just before the break, while France midfielder Yann M'Vila thumped a shot against the crossbar on 64 minutes. Both teams ended the match with ten men, Belgium's Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe and France's Cheikh Mbengué seeing red following an 87th-minute incident.

Ukraine chance
"I'm satisfied with the way we dominated play but not with the result," said visiting coach Erick Mombaerts. "We came here for the points and had many opportunities to secure them." Ukraine could join the pacesetters on eight points with an away victory in Slovenia on Wednesday.

 

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Last updated: 13/10/09 22.34CET

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Lineup

Belgium

Belgium

France

France

1Simon Mignolet (GK)1Kevin Olimpa (GK)
2Ritchie De Laet
Yellow Card33'
Substitution37'
2Sébastien Corchia
3Naim Aarab3Cheikh Mbengué
Red Card87'
4Daan Van Gijseghem4Etienne Capoue
5Jeremy Huyghebaert5Mamadou Sakho (C)
6Radja Nainggolan
Yellow Card47'
6Yann M'Vila
Yellow Card83'
7Joachim Mununga7Jires Ekoko
Substitution68'
8Vadis Odjidja (C)
Red Card87'
8Steven N'Zonzi
9Romelu Lukaku
Substitution90+3'
9Anthony Modeste
Yellow Card15'
Substitution60'
10Axel Witsel10Younousse Sankharé
Yellow Card75'
11Brecht Capon
Substitution69'
11Franck Tabanou

Substitutes

12Jo Coppens (GK)16Johnny Placide (GK)
13Yoni Buyens12Samuel Souprayen
14David Hubert13Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
15Hervé Kage14Marvin Martin
16Ritchie Kitoko
Substitution37'
15Karim Aït-Fana
17Bia Mujangi
Substitution69'
17Djamel Bakar
Substitution68'
18Jelle Vossen
Substitution90+3'
18David Ngog
Substitution60'
Yellow Card89'

Coach

Jean-François De Sart (BEL) Eric Mombaerts (FRA)

Referee

Thorsten Kinhöfer (GER)

Assistant referees

Kai Voss (GER), Christian Bandurski (GER)

Fourth official

Günter Perl (GER)

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  • PenaltiesPenalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Belgium

    Belgium

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