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Parreira gives Teko the boot

2010-06-22 14:20
Bloemfontein - Bafana Bafana coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has announced his starting line-up for the much-anticipated match against France in Bloemfontein this afternoon.

Teko Modise, Siboniso Gaxa, Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Kagisho Dikgacoi (suspended) have been dropped from the starting line-up. Anele Ngcongca, Thanduyise Khuboni and Macbeth Sibaya get their first starts in the midfield, with Bernard Parker partnering Katlego Mphela up front.

Parreira has also opted for a more attacking 4-4-2 approach.


Teams:

South Africa:

1-Moeneeb Josephs; 5-Anele Ngcongoa, 20-Bongani Khumalo, 4-Aaron Mokoena, 3-Tsepo Masilela, 6-MacBeth Sibaya, 23-Thanduyise Khuboni, 10-Steven Pienaar, 8-Siphiwe Tshabalala, 9-Katlego Mphela, 17-Bernard Parker.

France:

1-Hugo Lloris; 2-Bacary Sagna, 5-William Gallas, 17-Sebastien Squillaci, 22-Gael Clichy; 18-Alou Diarra, 19-Abou Diaby, 8-Yoan Gourcuff, 7-Franck Ribery; 11-Andre-Pierre Gignac, 9-Djibril Cisse.

Referee: Oscar Ruiz (Colombia)

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