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France in danger of missing 2014 Soccer World Cup
France has always been considered as a strong footballing nation, but the nation is on a spot of bother and in danger of missing the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. After their recent loss against Ukraine, 2-0 in the first leg of the World Cup play-off at Olympic Stadium in Kiev. Ukraine look favourite to book their World Cup berth.

For the first 45 minutes of the game, neither team were able to find the back of the net. But, Ukraine came out all guns blazing in the second half and scored two goals, igniting the nation's hope of playing in 2014 World Cup. Roman Zozulia scored the first goal in the 61st minute, while Andriy Yarmolenko scored from the penalty kick in the last 10 minutes of the game, which erupted the home crowd.

One may say that Ukraine looked comfortable, as they were playing in home conditions, while the French team could not find its feet much in low temperatures of two degrees. Hence, when France hosts Ukraine in the second leg next week, they need to come up with their brilliant game, if they are to progress into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

But, France have a tough task in hand, as they could not score any away goal in Kiev, had they done so, it could have been less difficult. Now, the situation is such where France should not allow Ukraine to score any away goals in the second led, and if they do so, they need to win the match with three goals or more.

If France fails to qualify for the World Cup, it is going to be considered to be great setback for a country, which has never been absent from the tournament for the past two decades.

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