France head coach Raymond Domenech has admitted his side need a 'miracle' to reach the knock-out phase of the World Cup.
Les Bleus were stunned by Mexico on Thursday, losing 2-0 to leave them with a return of one point from two games in Group A.
France must now beat hosts South Africa in their final match to stand any chance of progressing from the group stage.
Domenech, who looked a dejected figure on the sidelines in Polokwane, told TF1: "I'm lost for words.
"It's a real disappointment for those who believed in us. We did try but there was always something that didn't work.
"There's one match left. We'll play for pride and hope for a miracle. We needed a draw to keep our fate in our hands and couldn't get it.
France winger Florent Malouda said the team had the last game to "save our pride."
He added: "It's shameful to lose like that. We can't leave a tournament without winning a match."