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France sink Super Eagles

A Paul Pogba header and an injury-time own goal by Joseph Yobo have taken France through to the quarter-finals with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Nigeria in Brasilia.

Match Highlights

Quotes

"We were dynamic and quick when it mattered, while Nigeria were slowing down. This deserved win will make us even stronger for the rest of the competition. I'm very proud to have reached the quarter-finals," Didier Deschamps, France coach.

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14:52
The final whistle sounds.
14:51
90'+MIKEL (Nigeria) illegally handles the ball.
14:50
90'+ SISSOKO (in) comes off the bench to replace VALBUENA (out) (France)
14:48
90'+ YOBO (Nigeria) scores an own goal!!
14:48
90'+VALBUENA (France) takes a corner kick.
14:46
90'BENZEMA (France) takes a corner kick.
14:46
89' NWOFOR (in) comes off the bench to replace MOSES (out) (Nigeria)
14:45
89'GABRIEL (Nigeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MATUIDI (France).
14:43
87'VALBUENA (France) swings in the corner.
14:42
86'MIKEL (Nigeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DEBUCHY (France).
14:42
86'ODEMWINGIE (Nigeria) takes a corner kick.
14:42
85'DEBUCHY (France) blocks the shot.
14:42
85'MOSES (Nigeria) sees his effort hit the target.
14:41
85'VALBUENA (France) takes a corner kick.
14:40
84'ENYEAMA (Nigeria) blocks the shot.

Man of the Match

Midfielder

Line-ups

France
FranceFRA
Nigeria
NigeriaNGA
(GK)(C)
(GK)
2
(C)
3
Misses next match if booked
7
90'+4
62'
10
Misses next match if booked
11
89'
Misses next match if booked
19
Misses next match if booked
17
59'
22
Misses next match if booked
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
16
(GK)
(GK)
21
(GK)
59'
62'
12
15
15
17
Absent
90'+4
19
89'
20
20
23
CoachCoach
Didier DESCHAMPS (FRA)Stephen KESHI (NGA)

Match Facts

Brasilia

The construction of this ultra-modern city, situated in the centre of Brazil, began in 1956.

Estadio Nacional

  • Stadium nameEstadio Nacional
  • CityBrasilia
  • Year constructed2012
  • Overall capacity69349

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 27° CTemperature
  • 11 m/sWind
  • 33 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Mark GEIGER
    USA
    USAUSA
  • Assistant Referee 1: Sean HURD (USA)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Joe FLETCHER (CAN)
  • Fourth official: Alireza FAGHANI (IRN)