Soccer-France drawn with hosts South Africa in World Cup finals

CAPE TOWN, Dec 4 - France, the 1998 champions and
2006 runners-up, were drawn in the same group as hosts South
Africa in the draw for the 2010 World Cup finals on Friday.

South Africa will meet Mexico in the opening match at the
Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg on June 11 in the 32-nation
tournament which finishes with the final on July 11 in the same

Former World Cup winners Uruguay are the fourth member of
Group A.

The toughest looking section features five times winners
Brazil, Portugal, Ivory Coast and North Korea in Group G.
Holders Italy meet Paraguay, New Zealand and Slovakia in Group

(Writing by Paul Radford; editing by Ken Ferris)

((paul.radford@thomsonreuters.com; +44 20 7542 7933; Reuters
Messaging: paul.radford.reuters.com@reuters.net. For the Reuters
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