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Didier Deschamps 
remains unbeaten at the World Cup as a player and manager in guiding his side through to the quarter-finals, but who will his team face in the next round? We've got all the reaction from the Estadio Nacional, as well as build-up to Germany-Algeria, in our daily tournament blog. Don't forget to #joinin the global conversation on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, which are all a part of our World Cup social hub.

14:57
France
FranceFRA
Nigeria
NigeriaNGA

Statistics

Ball possession

49%
51%
12Fouls Committed15
9Attempts On Target6
15Shots8
1Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
14:57
14:54
POGBA
FranceFRA
Midfielder

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED57TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR3SHOTS
14:52
The final whistle sounds.

FULL TIME: France are through to the quarter-finals to face either Algeria or Germany after a hard-fought win against the African champions. The deadlock was broken by Paul Pogba after a goalkeeping error by the otherwise-excellent Vincent Enyeama and a Joseph Yobo own goal finished things off in stoppage time at the end of the match. 

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!!

OWN GOAL! YOBO! The Nigeria defender puts through his own net after a short corner is worked between Benzema and Valbuena. The diminutive No8 fires a sharp cross towards Griezmann, but Yobo gets the final touch.

14:48
90'+VALBUENA (France) takes a corner kick.
14:47

There will be a minimum of five minutes added time in Brasilia.

14:46
90'BENZEMA (France) takes a corner kick.
14:46
89' NWOFOR (in) comes off the bench to replace MOSES (out) (Nigeria)
14:46
14:45
89'GABRIEL (Nigeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MATUIDI (France).
14:45

DID YOU KNOW? 
The last time a French No19 scored in the World Cup was Yannick Stopyra in the 1986 Round of 16 match against Italy.

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.

The Chelsea winger finds space on the Nigeria left and cuts in onto his right foot, but his shot is stopped by the French full-back.

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.

GREAT SAVE! Griezmann opens up his body on the France left and fire a shot at goal, but Enyeama does well to tip the ball over.

14:40
84'GRIEZMANN (France) sees his effort hit the target.
14:39

REAL TIME STATS

14:38
82'GABRIEL (Nigeria) illegally handles the ball.
14:36
79' POGBA (France) scores!!

GOAL! POGBA! Valbuena whips another corner in and Enyeama palms the ball straight to the Juve midfielder, who heads into an empty net. 

14:36
79'VALBUENA (France) takes a corner kick.
14:35
79'ENYEAMA (Nigeria) blocks the shot.

GREAT SAVE! BENZEMA DENIED! From a whipped cross, Benzema heads towards goal but the Nigeria No1 turns it over.

14:35
79'BENZEMA (France) sees his effort hit the target.
14:35
78'MIKEL (Nigeria) commits a foul.
14:33
77'CABAYE (France) rattles the crossbar.

OFF THE BAR! CABAYE! From Valbuena's corner, Benzema fires across goal and it's cleared from inside the six yard box by Mikel. The clearance finds the PSG midfielder on the edge of the box and he smashes a thunderous effort at goal, which bounces down off the bar and is cleared away.

14:33
77'MIKEL (Nigeria) blocks the shot.
14:33
77'BENZEMA (France) sees his effort hit the target.
14:33
77'VALBUENA (France) swings in the corner.
14:33
76'OMERUO (Nigeria) blocks the shot.
14:33
76'KOSCIELNY (France) sees his effort hit the target.
14:33
76'VALBUENA (France) swings in the corner.

Koscielny gets up for a header from Valbuena's corner, but Omeruo blocks behind.

14:31

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14:30
74'POGBA (France) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MIKEL (Nigeria).
14:30
73'BENZEMA (France) sees an effort go off target.

The No10 gets his head up on the edge of the Nigeria box and hits an optimistic effort at goal, but it's scuffed wide.

14:26
70'CABAYE (France) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:26
70'MOSES (Nigeria) blocks the shot.

OFF THE LINE FROM BENZEMA! The Real Madrid man plays an incisive one-two with Griezmann on the edge of the Nigeria penalty area. He hits left-footed towards goal and Enyeama stops, but the ball bounces through towards goal. Moses sprints back and clears the ball away, with goal-line technology confirming it did not cross the line.

14:26
70'BENZEMA (France) sees his effort hit the target.
14:26
70'ENYEAMA (Nigeria) blocks the shot.
14:26
70'BENZEMA (France) sees his effort hit the target.
14:25
69'ODEMWINGIE (Nigeria) takes a corner kick.
14:25

Valbuena finds space on the France left and crosses towards the centre. Under no pressure, Enyeama flaps the ball out and Pogba is waiting, but Oshaniwa gets rid of the danger with an acrobatic clearance.

14:24
67'MOSES (Nigeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:22
66'ODEMWINGIE (Nigeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on EVRA (France).
14:21
64'LLORIS (France) blocks the shot.

Odemwingie cuts in from the right-hand side on to his left foot and hammers an effort at goal. Lloris is down to stop smartly and Koscielny completes the clearance.

14:21
64'ODEMWINGIE (Nigeria) sees his effort hit the target.
14:20
63'MOSES (Nigeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on VARANE (France).
14:20
63'MATUIDI (France) commits a foul.
14:19
62' GRIEZMANN (in) comes off the bench to replace GIROUD (out) (France)
14:18

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Luis Suarez 
has tweeted following his suspension by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee:

14:17
60'EMENIKE (Nigeria) sees an effort go off target.
14:16
59' GABRIEL (in) comes off the bench to replace ONAZI (out) (Nigeria)
14:16
59'DEBUCHY (France) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:15
58'ODEMWINGIE (Nigeria) swings in the corner.
14:11
54' MATUIDI (France) is booked by the referee.

Matuidi puts in a late challenge on Onazi and the Lazio midfielder stays down. The stretcher comes on and the No17 heads off the pitch. Unlike the first half, it looks like he won't be able to continue this time.

14:11
54'MATUIDI (France) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:09
52'EMENIKE (Nigeria) is adjudged to be in an offside position.

Ambrose receives the ball on the Nigeria right after some miscontrol in the French penalty area by Moses. The Celtic defender whips it across towards Emenike, but the Fenerbahce forward is offside.

14:07
51'VALBUENA (France) takes a corner kick.
14:04
48'ODEMWINGIE (Nigeria) swings in the corner.

Moses breaks down the Nigeria right and tries to cut back to find a team-mate in the middle, but it's put behind by KoscielnyOdemwingie curls the corner in, but it's cleared away.

14:02
The second half kicks off.

France get us underway for the second period.

13:59
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13:48

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13:47
France
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Nigeria
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Statistics

Ball possession

47%
53%
7Fouls Committed7
2Attempts On Target4
6Shots5
0Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
13:47
The referee brings the first half to an end.

HALF TIME: It's been an entertaining opening period in Brasilia, but neither side have been able to break the deadlock so far. France's Paul Pogba came closest, with a smart volley, but he saw his effort turned away by the excellent Vincent Enyeama. Will we see more late twists, or further penalty drama? Stick with us to find out.

13:47
45'+KOSCIELNY (France) is ruled offside.
13:46
45'+ONAZI (Nigeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:43
44'MOSES (Nigeria) illegally handles the ball.
13:43
44'LLORIS (France) blocks the shot.

Emenike finds space on the Nigeria right and takes the ball towards the French penalty area. He isn't closed down so decides to have a shot at goal. Lloris is equal to it though and palms away.

13:43
44'EMENIKE (Nigeria) sees his effort hit the target.
13:39
40'DEBUCHY (France) sees an effort go off target.

Matuidi bursts through the Nigeria midfield and plays the ball wide to Valbuena. The Marseille man cuts back and Debuchy is there, but he fires a golden opportunity wide of the goal.

13:38
38'MUSA (Nigeria) swings in the corner.

Musa swings the ball across, after Varane had cleared behind, but Odemwingie can't get on the end of it.

13:34
34'CABAYE (France) is adjudged to be in an offside position.

Pogba dispossesses Mikel and powers into the French final third. After a mix-up in the Nigeiran defence the ball is spread wide to Valbuena. Nobody in white can get a shot off and the Juve midfielder tries a slide-rule through ball towards Cabaye, but the PSG man is offside.

13:33
33'DEBUCHY (France) sees an effort go off target.
13:31
32'VALBUENA (France) swings in the corner.
13:30
31'ODEMWINGIE (Nigeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on LLORIS (France).
13:30
31'MUSA (Nigeria) takes a corner kick.
13:29
30'VARANE (France) blocks the shot.

Odemwingie picks up the ball towards the edge of the French penalty area and tries to create some space to get a shot off. His effort is stopped by the Real Madrid defender.

13:29
30'ODEMWINGIE (Nigeria) sees his effort hit the target.
13:28
29'VALBUENA (France) commits a foul.
13:27
28' (Nigeria) blocks the shot.

The Juve midfielder hits an effort, but it's cut out and this game is going from end to end. It's fairly open in Brasilia so far.

13:27
28'POGBA (France) sees his effort hit the target.
13:26
27'MIKEL (Nigeria) commits a foul.
13:26
27'MUSA (Nigeria) swings in the corner.
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13:23
24'ODEMWINGIE (Nigeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on LLORIS (France).

A speculative effort from distance by Onazi is cut out by Varane. The follow-up sees Odemwingie attempt an overhead kick, as Lloris is collecting, but Moses impedes the goalkeeper.

13:23
24'VARANE (France) blocks the shot.
13:23
24'ONAZI (Nigeria) sees his effort hit the target.
13:23
24'MUSA (Nigeria) swings in the corner.
13:22
23'VALBUENA (France) takes a corner kick.
13:22
23'VALBUENA (France) swings in the corner.
13:21
22'ENYEAMA (Nigeria) blocks the shot.

GREAT SAVE! Pogba strides through the Nigerian midfield and spreads the ball wide to Valbuena. The diminutive No8 swings the ball in to the advancing Pogba and the Juve midfielder volleys towards goal. The Lille stopper pulls off a superb stop to keep the scores level.

13:21
22'POGBA (France) sees his effort hit the target.
13:21
22'GIROUD (France) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:20
21'MATUIDI (France) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ONAZI (Nigeria).
13:19
20'BENZEMA (France) is ruled offside.
13:19
20'OSHANIWA (Nigeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:18
19'EMENIKE (Nigeria) is adjudged to be in an offside position.

BALL IN THE NET! But it's offside. Emenike latches on to a curled through ball by Musa and pokes past Lloris, but the flag goes up on the far side and the Nigeria No9 is offside.

13:17
18'POGBA (France) commits a foul.
13:16
17'EMENIKE (Nigeria) strikes his free-kick wide.
13:15
16'MATUIDI (France) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ODEMWINGIE (Nigeria).
13:14
15'GIROUD (France) sees an effort go off target.

France work the ball down their left-hand side and it's cut back towards Giroud. He steadies himself, but fires over the bar from the edge of the box.

13:14

Pogba bursts forward through the Nigeria midfield and is tracked by Onazi. The Lazio midfielder is involved in a tangle of legs with the Juve midfielder and Omeruo, and the No17 goes down. He looks in pain and is stretchered off. 

13:11
12'CABAYE (France) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:09
10'CABAYE (France) blocks the shot.

Nigeria break down the right and the ball works its way to Emenike, whose snap shot is stopped by the Arsenal defender.

13:09
10'EMENIKE (Nigeria) sees his effort hit the target.
13:09

GRENIER IS WATCHING
The midfielder, who was a late withdrawal from the French squad through injury, is cheering on his countrymen from home.
"I am ready with friends watching TV. Come on guys!"

13:07
8'CABAYE (France) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:04
5'GIROUD (France) sees an effort go off target.

Matuidi bursts forward down the French left and tries to cut back to the waiting Giroud, but it's cut out. The corner is headed wide by the Arsenal forward.

13:04
5'VALBUENA (France) takes a corner kick.
13:03
4'MUSA (Nigeria) swings in the corner.
13:01
2'MIKEL (Nigeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:00
The match kicks off.

Nigeria get us underway in Brasilia in all-green, with France in white shirts, navy shorts and white socks.

13:00
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LINE-UPS: 
There's one change for Nigeria, with Victor Moses coming in for the injured Michael Babatunde, while France make six changes from their goalless draw against Ecuador, including the return of Olivier Giroud and Yohan Cabaye to the starting XI.

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1 LLORIS, 2 DEBUCHY, 3 EVRA, 4 VARANE, 6 CABAYE, 8 VALBUENA, 9 GIROUD, 10 BENZEMA, 14 MATUIDI, 19 POGBA, 21 KOSCIELNY

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Nigeria
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1 ENYEAMA, 2 YOBO, 5 AMBROSE, 7 MUSA, 8 ODEMWINGIE, 9 EMENIKE, 10 MIKEL, 11 MOSES, 13 OSHANIWA, 17 ONAZI, 22 OMERUO

12:57

It's then the Super Eagles' turn to sing along to their anthem: 'Arise, O Compatriots', and the crowd join them in song.

12:57

The teams are out on the pitch and the French national anthem is up first, the famous Marsellaise ringing out in Brazil's capital.

12:55

STAT ATTACK: 
Korea/Japan 2002 was the only FIFA World Cup where an African team defeated a European team in the knockout stages (Senegal 2-1 Sweden)

12:53

LAURENT KOSCIELNY
"The first objective was to get through the group phase. Now it's to go as far as possible. We are competitors and we are ambitious, but we know that we have opponents against us and that we might lose. We're aware of our qualities. Something changed after the Ukraine game [in qualifying], but anything is possible in a knockout match and for the moment we're only focusing on the last 16."

12:50

DID YOU KNOW? 
Nigera are the first African team to reach the knockout stages of three FIFA World Cups.

12:50

Your 11

These are the most-popular line-ups chosen by FIFA.com users.

France
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1 Hugo LLORIS, 2 Mathieu DEBUCHY, 3 Patrice EVRA, 4 Raphael VARANE, 5 Mamadou SAKHO, 6 Yohan CABAYE, 14 Blaise MATUIDI, 19 Paul POGBA, 8 Mathieu VALBUENA, 9 Olivier GIROUD, 10 Karim BENZEMA

Nigeria
NigeriaNGA

1 Vincent ENYEAMA, 2 Joseph YOBO, 5 Efe AMBROSE, 17 Ogenyi ONAZI, 22 Kenneth OMERUO, 7 Ahmed MUSA, 10 John Obi MIKEL, 11 Victor MOSES, 8 Peter ODEMWINGIE, 9 Emmanuel EMENIKE, 20 Okechukwu UCHEBO

12:50

The French are waiting in the tunnel to step out onto the pitch, and Nigeria join them. It's almost time to get underway in the Brazilian capital.

12:49

JOSEPH YOBO
"We won the Africa Cup of Nations, booked our place in the World Cup without any trouble and now we've qualified for the second round. It's not often that I've experienced so many pieces of good news in a row. That shows you we're improving. This team is young, but it's growing fast and learning quickly. We're taking confidence from our campaign so that it can help us in our next match."

12:45

YOHAN CABAYE
"It is good to be ambitious but winning the World Cup is not easy as one can see by the good teams that have already been eliminated. I respect Nigeria, though we can beat them, but to say we are going to win the World Cup one has to be careful. There is still a long way to go."

12:40

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Take a look at the cultures clashing in today's knockout game.

12:40

Head-to-Head

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.0Wins1.
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12:37

MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Mark Geiger 
from the USA will take charge of today's game.

12:32
12:27

STAT ATTACK: 
This is France's fifth World Cup match against a team from Africa (W2, L2) while it will be Nigeria's 11th World Cup game against a team from Europe (W5, D1, L4).

12:25

TREADING THE TIGHTROPE: 
France's Paul Pogba and Patrice Evra are a booking away from missing a potential quarter-final, while Juwon Oshaniwa, Kenneth Omeruo and John Obi Mikel are in a similar position for Nigeria.

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  • 20International Caps
  • 185Centimeters
  • Date of Birth17 Oct 1993
  • Current clubMiddlesbrough FC (ENG)
12:20

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12:17

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12:16

DID YOU KNOW? 
Joseph Yobo 
becomes the Nigerian with most appearances in the World Cup (ten), overtaking Jay Jay Okocha's nine appearances.

12:15

BONJOUR / GOOD AFTERNOON: 
Hello and welcome to the first Round of 16 game of the day from Brasilia, as France take on Nigeria. We're LIVE from Brazil as the Estadio Nacional hosts the first leg of a European-African double header today. France topped their group with emphatic victories over Honduras and Switzerland and a goalless draw against Ecuador. Nigeria's sole win against Bosnia and Herzegovina and their own goalless draw with Iran was enough to see them through behind Group F winners Argentina. Don't forget to #joinin and be a part of the global conversation on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, all a part of our World Cup social hub

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Weather

Estadio Nacional, Brasilia

  • Sunny
  • 27° CTemperature
  • 11 m/sWind
  • 33 %Humidity
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France
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  • 1LLORIS (GK)(C)
  • 2DEBUCHY
  • 3EVRA
  • 4VARANE
  • 6CABAYE
  • 8VALBUENA
  • 9GIROUD
  • 10BENZEMA
  • 14MATUIDI
  • 19POGBA
  • 21KOSCIELNY
Nigeria
NigeriaNGA
  • 1ENYEAMA (GK)
  • 2YOBO (C)
  • 5AMBROSE
  • 7MUSA
  • 8ODEMWINGIE
  • 9EMENIKE
  • 10MIKEL
  • 11MOSES
  • 13OSHANIWA
  • 17ONAZI
  • 22OMERUO

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