After the first day of the 2010 World Cup and all the pomp and circumstance, there was nothing that sorted out the direction that Group A will take with both games ending in draws. Uruguay, an underdog like South Africa was when it faced Mexico, is no doubt feeling better after playing to a scoreless draw with France.The French looked mostly listless and played with little togetherness, and one of its best players, Florent Malouda, came on late as a sub. Franck Ribery, the dynamic left winger who stars for Bayern Munich, started off creating chances down the flank — including one that Sidney Govou missed right in front of the goal. Then he was absent for most of the rest of the match. What was clear was how much France misses Zinedine Zidane as a playmaker in the middle. France will have to get it together soon. Its next match is with Mexico — and if there is a loser in that match, it could be on the verge of elimination.