France 2, Togo 0
Posted by ssbg on June 23, 2006
Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry scored as France secured their place in the knockout stages of the World Cup.
France needed victory to ensure their progress from Group G, but they were frustrated by a spirited Togo defence during a goalless first half.
But Vieira, celebrating his 30th birthday, eased the nerves as he fired home from inside the box on 55 minutes.
And Henry turned before sending in a low shot six minutes later to set up a second round tie against Spain.
The win seemed comfortable in the end, but it was anything but for much of the opening hour as France looked in real danger of making an early exit from the competition.