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Mexico 2, France 0

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POLOKWANE, South Africa — Substitutes Javier Hernandez and Cuauhtemoc Blanco scored for Mexico, which needs only a tie against Uruguay on Tuesday to reach the Round of 16.

"We have to enjoy this win," said Rafael Marquez, who set up Hernandez's goal. "We have to go step by step and be calm."

France still can advance by beating South Africa and hoping Mexico and Uruguay don't tie.

"We feel a great disappointment and sadness," coach Raymond Domenech said. "We struggled. At the moment, I really don't have an explanation for it.

France's two games, including a scoreless tie with Uruguay, conjure bad memories. The 2008 European championship opened with a scoreless tie against Romania and 4-1 loss to the Netherlands. And in the 2002 World Cup, it scored no goals and was eliminated in the group stage.

"We're not going to go out of this tournament without winning a match," midfielder Florent Malouda said. "It's shameful to lose like that. It's a question of saving our honor."

Times wires

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