World Cup ’10-Day 12: A Day of Dramatic Qualifications & Exits

Day 12 saw a merciful end to a miserable French campaign at the hands of the host, who were also knocked out of the tournament. Nigeria, Africa's last hope of a team in the Round of 16, were denied entry to the next stage by a resolute Korean fightback, while Messi and co. proved to be a handful for the Greeks. Read more to see a summary of the day's highlights.

Mexico 2-0 France : El Tri demolish French World Cup hopes

A diligent Mexico side all but demolished the lackluster French World Cup campaign with a well-deserved 2-0 win, brought on by a moment of admirable composure from Javier Hernandez and a massive blunder from Eric Abidal. Raymond Domenech's men never really looked like running away with the game, despite their initial flamboyance, as the Mexicans counter-attacked and then wrested control of the game from under the French noses.