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World Cup Gallery: Blues for Les Bleus

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A selection of the best photos from South Africa as France self-destructed against Mexico and Argentina smashed South Korea - with Diego Maradona in particularly amorous form.

 

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Nigeria's Sani Kaita covers his face in shame after realising what he's done following a red card against Greece.

 

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A Korean supporter looks aghast as his side are ripped apart by Gonzalo Higuain and Lionel Messi.

 

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On the other side, the Argentines get a little premature.

 

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You can say what you like about Maradona, but you can't say he lacks passion - although these snaps question his wide-eyed insistence that he prefers women.

 

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Poetry in motion - there is some beauty in the symmetry of four Argentine defenders rising to meet the same header.

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Continuing the theme, pictures can be worth a thousand words - fitting given Raymond Domenech and William Gallas's fondness for a rant.

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There is a word in French and it is 'bof' - summing up the attitude of France's team and the reaction of their fans.

 

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Meanwhile, there is a word in Spanish and it is 'fiesta'. Tequila!

 

And to finish, the obligatory sombreros:

 

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