FOOTBALL: STATISTICS OF THE DAY

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13 THE NUMBER of times that France have made it to the semi- finals of the World Cup

14 THE NUMBER of defeats suffered by Paraguay in their pre-World Cup European tour, including a 5-1 defeat to the Netherlands

11 THE NUMBER of French players in the squad of 22 who have roots outside France

28 THE NUMBER of years, up to 1992, that South Africa was banned from playing international football because of apartheid

28 THE NUMBER of goals scored by Ebbe Sand of Brondby and Denmark to be the leading scoring in the Danish league last season

40 THE NUMBER of times that Paraguay's goalkeeper, Luis Chilavert, has scored from set pieces for club and country

41 THE NUMBER of games played by France (34), Saudi Arabia (4), Denmark (3) and South Africa (0) in World Cup finals before today

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