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Bleus' dominance continues
by Paul Kennedy, February 9th, 2011 7:05PM

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[FRANCE-BRAZIL] In a rematch of the 1998 World Cup final at the Stade de France, France beat Brazil, 1-0, in a friendly Wednesday to extend its domination over the five-time World Cup champions.

Karim Benzema scored on cross from Jeremy Menez in the 55th minute for the Bleus, who have not lost to Brazil since 1992.

France won the 1998 World Cup final over Brazil, 3-0, in the same Stade de France.

Its win on Saturday continued its revival under Coach Laurent Blanc, who took over after the disastrous 2010 World Cup.

Brazil had Hernanes sent off in the 40th minute for kicking Benzema.

“Obviously, playing with 11 men against 10 made things easier but I liked what I saw," Blanc said. “I think Karim had a great match.”

The central defensive pairing of Adil Rami and Philippe Mexes handled the Brazilian pressure well.



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  1. David Huff
    commented on: February 10, 2011 at 11:58 a.m.
    They certainly seem to have Brasil figured out, amazing really to see this level of dominance over arguably the world's consistently best national team with high quality players.


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