South Africa scored goals that memorable night through Bongani Khumalo and Katlego Mphela while France replied with a late consolation effort by Florent Malouda.
After a miserable and controversial campaign, France crashed out in the group stages after finishing bottom of Group A with a draw and two defeats.
France won the 2018 Soccer World Cup
Things improved over the years for France who would go on to beat Croatia 4-2 in the final of the 2018 World Cup in Moscow, making them the defending champions for this year’s World Cup in Qatar starting on 21 November.
Les Bleus are ranked third in the latest FIFA world rankings with South Africa in 68th place.
Kick-off is at 21:15 SA time.