South Africa and Mexico produced a thrilling and entertaining start to the 2010 World Cup but France failed to take advantage of 10 man Uruguay in a disappointing encounter last night .
With all teams ending with one point after the opening round of fixtures in Group A it is not suprising that the betting to win Group A has seen little change .
Uruguay who looked an average side at best have been cut to best price of 11/4 with Ladbrokes to win Group A whilst host nation South Africa have also been cut to 7/4 to qualify for the knockout stages .
Group A always looked a very tight section and whilst France remain favourites the decisions taken by Raymond Domenech , the french coach continue to baffle French fan's .
The French team moved up a gear following the late introduction of Chelsea star Florent Malouda but it is unlikely on last night's showing that the French can progress far in the tournament after the Group stage is complete .
In outright betting for World Cup 2010 the French have been pushed out slightly to 22/1 with Blue Square .