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Brazil 0-1 France
Saturday, 1 July 2006




Brazil players in a huddle

The Brazilian players have one final teamtalk as they look to avenge their 1998 World Cup final defeat to France

Brazil defender Lucio (left) is outpaced by Thierry Henry

France start brightly with striker Thierry Henry's pace causing problems for the Brazilian defence

Zinedine Zidane (right) holds off Kaka

Zidane is directing the French play, but for all their possession, they fail to seriously test Brazil keeper Dida

Patrick Vieira (right) is fouled by Juan

It is Zidane's pass that sends Patrick Vieira through on goal - he is stopped by Juan who receives a yellow card for his lunge

Zinedine Zidane's free-kick hits the Brazil wall

The half draws to a close with France in control, but they go in level after Zidane's free-kick strikes the defensive wall

Thierry Henry (right) scores for France

France pick up where they left off and are finally rewarded when Thierry Henry smashes in Zidane's floated free-kick

Thierry Henry (centre) is congratulated by his team-mates after scoring

The entire subsitutes bench chases Henry down the touchline as France deservedly lead just before the hour mark

Dida saves at the feet of Franck Ribery

France look likely to extend their lead - Franck Ribery is played in, but Brazil keeper Dida is quick to avert the danger

Ronaldo shoots under pressure from Sidney Govou

The South Americans rarely threaten as key players Ronaldo, Ronaldinho and Kaka struggle to get into the game

Ronaldinho leaves the pitch after Brazil's defeat to France

Brazil have a late chance to level, but Ronaldinho curls a free-kick over the bar and the World Champions are knocked out

Zinedine Zidane applauds the French fans after the 1-0 win over Brazil

The night belongs to Zidane though after his masterful display helps set up a semi-final against Portugal



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