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France coach Raymond Domenech remained upbeat despite the frustrating draw with South Korea that left his side struggling to qualify for the second round.

The result leaves France in danger of going out at the group stage for a second successive World Cup.

“I’m disappointed but we still have a game against Togo,” said Domenech.

But he was unhappy at the failure to award a goal when Patrick Vieira’s header crossed the line.

“We got a second goal but it was not recognised,” he added.

The Juventus midfielder’s effort was cleared by keeper Lee Woon-jae, but television replays revealed that the ball had clearly crossed the line.

“It’s a pity that at this level we do not use all the technology that we could,” added the French coach.

“If you appealed every time you feel a mistake has been made it would be a never-ending story, but video replays would definitely have helped clarify this situation.

“It was definitely the turning point.”

However, Domenech said he would not make mass changes to his side, despite a second disappointing result of the campaign.

“I was very satisfied with the performance of all our players,” he said.

“Two of course are out, with Zinedine Zidane and Eric Abidal suspended, but we have a squad of 23 and they will have to be replaced and we can only say that we are sorry.”

Domenech admitted his side had struggled to contain the South Korean side.

“They pushed and we were not able to retain the ball,” he said.

“Perhaps we should have counter-attacked quicker and should have geared up and put more pressure on them, but it wasn’t to be.”

The draw means France have two points in Group G, two fewer than South Korea and one more than Switzerland, who face Togo on Monday.

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