Whilst newer nations have to play competitive matches to get on, I do wonder at the total mismatch of a game like this.
Having said that, I thought Japan were really good against the French. I have never seen the ball played so quickly and consistently as the Japanese did during that game.
I guess I've answered my own question.
I don't know what the TV coverage is like in France, but ITV's is very poor imho - most of the commentary is very poor and the microphones obviously badly placed as you can sometimes hardly hear what they are saying above the noise of the crowd and the ref and players. The picture quality isn't too good either. And the adverts are really annoying. I wish the BBC and Brian Moore were doing it !