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Samir Nasri put his finger to his mouth after his goal against England, reportedly to "silence" certain members of the French press who'd been critical of his recent performances.
But, overall, it's hard to be too gushing about France after a game like today.
Yes, they showed they can knock the ball around nicely, and players like Nasri, Karim Benzema, Franck Ribery have a great deal of ability, yet the team clearly lacks a cutting edge.
This has been evident for some time, as out of the teams that made it into the competition, only Greece scored fewer goals than France during the qualifying rounds for Euro 2012.
In defence, France also showed that they can be suspect, with Joleon Lescott beating Alou Diarra with worrying ease to put England ahead.
A C+ may seem harsh, but this was a definite missed opportunity for France to mark themselves out as a potential outside bet for the competition.
On today's viewing, they won't be troubling the final. Must do better.