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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
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.

Last updated: 27/03/13 5.07CET

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Lineups

Belgium

Belgium

France

France

1
MignoletSimon Mignolet (GK)
1
OlimpaKevin Olimpa (GK)
2
De LaetRitchie De Laet
Yellow Card33
Substitution37
2
CorchiaSébastien Corchia
3
AarabNaim Aarab
3
MbenguéCheikh Mbengué
Red Card87
4
Van GijseghemDaan Van Gijseghem
4
CapoueEtienne Capoue
5
HuyghebaertJeremy Huyghebaert
5
SakhoMamadou Sakho (C)
6
NainggolanRadja Nainggolan
Yellow Card47
6
M'VilaYann M'Vila
Yellow Card83
7
MunungaJoachim Mununga
7
Kembo-EkokoJires Kembo-Ekoko
Substitution68
8
OdjidjaVadis Odjidja (C)
Red Card87
8
N'ZonziSteven N'Zonzi
9
LukakuRomelu Lukaku
Substitution90+3
9
ModesteAnthony Modeste
Yellow Card15
Substitution60
10
WitselAxel Witsel
10
SankharéYounousse Sankharé
Yellow Card75
11
CaponBrecht Capon
Substitution69
11
TabanouFranck Tabanou

Substitutes

12
CoppensJo Coppens (GK)
16
PlacideJohnny Placide (GK)
13
BuyensYoni Buyens
12
SouprayenSamuel Souprayen
14
HubertDavid Hubert
13
Yanga-MbiwaMapou Yanga-Mbiwa
15
KageHervé Kage
14
MartinMarvin Martin
16
KitokoRitchie Kitoko
Substitution37
15
Aït-FanaKarim Aït-Fana
17
MujangiBia Mujangi
Substitution69
17
BakarDjamel Bakar
Substitution68
18
VossenJelle Vossen
Substitution90+3
18
NgogDavid Ngog
Substitution60
Yellow Card89

Coach

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

Referee

Thorsten Kinhöfer (GER)

Assistant referees

Kai Voss (GER), Christian Bandurski (GER)

Fourth official

Günter Perl (GER)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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