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TITLE TEAMS: Nigeria v France
Monday, June 30, 2014
P. Pogba  79' 1-0 
J. Yobo (og) 90+2' 2-0 
FRAP. Pogba  79' 1-0
NGAJ. Yobo (og) 90+2' 2-0
HT: 0-0
Nacional de Brasilia (Attendance: 67,882)
Referee: Mark Geiger
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France vs. Nigeria
Minute Commentary
It wasn't the best last-16 match we have had so far, but it certainly was a good watch, and France fans will be in jubilant mood as their side have booked their place in the last eight thanks to a relatively comfortable win over a competitive Nigeria outfit. Both teams started the match in positive fashion as they committed plenty of men forward, but the first half had few golden chances to speak about. Paul Pogba forced Vincent Enyeama into a top drawer save after a good volley following his surging run from midfield, while Emmanuel Emenike had a goal disallowed as he was narrowly offside when he diverted Ahmed Musa's cross into the near corner. Nigeria started the second half the better of the two, but failed to create clear cut chances, and when Didier Deschamps beefed up the midfield by sending Antoine Griezmann on for Olivier Giroud, the game turned in France's favour. The highly rated Pogba benefitted from an Enyeama flap to put the ball into an empty net from a corner, and Joseph Yobo put a Mathieu Valbuena cross into his own net in injury time to confirm the result that looked inevitable after Les Bleus took the lead. The Super Eagles are going home after a decent run, while the French will play either Germany or Algeria for a place in the semi-finals. If, as expected, the Germans get through there, that should be a tasty match-up, and it would take a brave man to bet against France prevailing at the moment.
That's that in Brasilia - France leave the pitch as 2-0 winners over Nigeria, and they have booked their place in the quarter-finals.
I seem to recall earlier on sarcastically predicting that Joseph Yobo would score an own goal after saying he was having a good game - sorry about that Joseph, I've put a curse on you there. France catch Nigeria cold with a well worked corner, and Valbuena delivers a ball into the near post, where Yobo, under pressure from Griezmann, puts the ball into the far corner as he tried to clear it. The impressive Valbuena is taken off for Moussa Sissoko moments later.
Joseph Yobo has put the ball in his own net, and this round of 16 match is done and dusted! France are through!
We will have five minutes of injury time in Brasilia, and Nigeria can barely get on the ball here.
In an effort to get a last gasp equaliser, Stephen Keshi takes off the disappointing Victor Moses, and introduces Uche Nwofor. We are in the last minute of normal time in this last-16 clash.
After winning the ball back off France as they kept it for so long, Ruben Gabriel has the chance to force an attack for Nigeria, but he aimlessly hoofs the ball out of play. Stephen Keshi's side are looking very short of ideas as we approach injury time - they've put up a good fight, but it very much looks as though their World Cup adventure is coming to an end.
Antoine Griezmann gets onto the end of a crossfield pass from Blaise Matuidi, and he releases a well hit drive from the angle that is athletically tipped behind by Enyeama. France look the more likely at the moment, even though it is the men in green who need the goal.
The French are content to just keep the ball now, and the confidence is flowing through Paul Pogba, who skilfully evades a challenge in the centre circle before teeing up Benzema with a great pass down the inside channel. Benzema gives the ball away under no pressure though, and Nigeria can bring the ball out.
They have been asking serious questions of the Nigerian backline in the last few minutes, and now France have their reward! Vincent Enyeama flaps at a corner, and Paul Pogba coolly heads the ball over everyone and into an empty net to give Les Bleus the lead. He's seen as the darling of French football, and he could well have just secured them a quarter-final place. Ten minutes remain for the Super Eagles to salvage something.
It's been coming! Paul Pogba gives France the lead in Brasilia!
France are banging on the door now, and they are getting perilously close to bulging the back of Nigeria's net. After Benzema's shot is blocked by John Obi Mikel, Yohan Cabaye rockets a brilliant shot against the bar from 25 yards out. That would have been some way to win a World Cup knockout match!
The powerful midfield combination of Pogba and Matuidi again link up for Les Bleus, with the latter getting in a volley at goal that is saved on the stretch by Vincent Enyeama. Mathieu Valbuena fails to make the most of the follow up. France are really going for it as we enter the last quarter of an hour.
Karim Benzema, perhaps frustrated at his day's work, attempts an incredibly ambitious shot from 40 yards out on his left foot, but he drags the ball harmlessly wide of the near post. Didier Deschamps' men are just starting to regain the initiative here.
Drama ahoy in Brasilia! Karim Benzema plays a gorgeous one-two with Antoine Griezmann, and the Real Madrid forward is in. He just has Vincent Enyeama to beat, but his effort is weak and Enyeama blocks it. The ball cannons back off Benzema though, and Victor Moses has to run back to clear it off the line. This elusive goal is getting ever closer.
John Obi Mikel plays a forward pass (I'm as surprised as you) towards Ahmed Musa, whose ball in from the right is well cut out on the slide by Laurent Koscielny before it reached Emmanuel Emenike. This looks to be anyone's game at the moment.
A cross from the left is unconvincingly cleared by Juwon Oshaniwa, and the ball looks like it will fall for Pogba at the far post, but Oshaniwa does well to rise high and steal the ball off the Juventus midfielder's raised leg. Just over 20 minutes left on the clock in Brasilia.
The increasingly impressive Efe Ambrose brings the ball out of defence with effortless athleticism and tees up Peter Odemwingie on the right. The striker cuts inside and gets his shot through a sea of legs, and Hugo Lloris has to nervously parry the ball away. Nigeria are enjoying themselves here - can they find the goal their play deserves?
Didier Deschamps decides to sacrifice one of his forwards as we enter the last half an hour of this match, as Olivier Giroud is replaced by Antoine Griezmann. You can see why Deschamps has made that substitution - France were just starting to get overrun in the middle of the park.
Onazi definitely will not be able to continue, and that means that the Super Eagles will have to make a change with half an hour remaining in this clash. Ruben Gabriel is the man to enter the fray for Nigeria.
France ended the first half firmly in the ascendancy, but Stephen Keshi clearly got into his men at half time, because they have easily been the better team since the break. They have a couple of opportunities to put the French backline under pressure with a succession of corners, but they are all dealt with easily enough.
Ogenyi Onazi really did feel that challenge, and for the second time in the match he is stretchered off the field. He managed to recover earlier on, but I doubt he'll be able to dig into his reserves of healing powers this time - Stephen Keshi will have to make a change here.
Blaise Matuidi miscontrols the ball in the centre of the park and takes out his frustrations on Ogenyi Onazi with an ugly challenge which sees him stamp on Onazi's ankle. Matuidi picks up a caution, and he may just consider himself fortunate that it wasn't more severe there - that was not nice at all.
Efe Ambrose powers down the right-hand side and fizzes in a great cross that is met by Emenike, but he doesn't quite get his header right and France survive. The linesman correctly had his flag up as well, so the goal wouldn't have counted anyway. Once more, we have seen a bright start to the half - still goalless, though.
France force a corner, and for once in this game we have a good delivery as Mathieu Valbuena's cross is perfect for Koscielny. The defender mistimes his jump though, and Nigeria get away with it - if Koscielny would have connected there, we surely would have had the first goal in Brasilia.
A loose ball in midfield is seized on by Odemwingie, whose delicately cushioned ball finds Moses haring into space. The Nigeria winger tries to find Emenike in the area, but Laurent Koscielny did well to come across and clear the danger. Good stuff from the men in green in these early stages.
France get the second half of this last-16 match started in Brasilia. Let's have some goals lads.
Don't let the scoreline fool you, as this has been anything but a dull game. In fact it is surprising that we haven't had a goal yet, but that is the way the cookie crumbles. Both sides started this match in a positive manner, as they were committing plenty of men forward and looking full of energy and intensity. There were few golden opportunities, but there was enough to keep us interested. Peter Odemwingie could have done better when the ball dropped to him at the far post, but he looked surprised that Mathieu Debuchy failed to connect with his header and took a poor touch with the goal right in front of him. Debuchy missed a couple of decent opportunities himself with some wild efforts when he should have done better, while Paul Pogba forced the best moment of the match as he ended a strong run with a volley that was brilliantly saved by Vincent Enyeama. Emmanuel Emenike also had a goal disallowed as he was inches beyond the last defender when he converted Ahmed Musa's cross from the left. France started to dominate the central area of the pitch in the last 25 minutes of the first period, so half time has probably come at the right time for Stephen Keshi's men. Can Didier Deschamps' outfit find the goal that has managed to elude them so far, or will the Super Eagles cause a shock? We will have live text commentary of the second half coming right up, so join us right here in a couple of moments to find out.
The half time whistle sounds, and the scores are level at France 0-0 Nigeria at the interval.
Moments after Olivier Giroud wastes a promising counter-attack for the French, the board goes up to show there will be two minutes of injury time at the end of this first half. Still time for a goal yet.
Emmanuel Emenike casually strolls forward for Nigeria and catches everyone by surprise as he unleashes a powerful effort from the angle of the box that Hugo Lloris has to smartly parry away. Victor Moses looks set to tap the rebound home, but he was offside when the shot was struck. One minute of normal time remains in this half.
Mathieu Debuchy has been displaying plenty of attacking endeavour so far, but his end product has been awful. The case is the same here as he gets onto the end of Valbuena's clever infield pass, but blasts an effort well wide of the near post. That was a great chance.
An aimless long ball forward from Nigeria sees Musa and Emenike harry Raphael Varane into giving away a corner, and the Super Eagles have a chance to ease the pressure on themselves for a moment or two with a corner. Victor Moses' delivery is above everybody though, and the ball sails behind for a goal kick.
After a very even first 20 minutes or so, this game is now being dominated by the men in white. Nigeria are struggling to get out of their own half and threaten on the break, as their opponents are quickly overpowering them in midfield whenever they do get the ball. Stephen Keshi's side need to get to half time here.
Didier Deschamps' team again get some success down the left as a deep cross finds its way to Mathieu Debuchy at the far post. Debuchy has options in the middle, but he wastefully skews an attempt high and wide of Vincent Enyeama's crossbar.
Karim Benzema has escaped down the left-hand side an awful lot of times for France in these opening 30 minutes, and he does so again here, but his pull-back is cleared by Joseph Yobo. Yobo is having a great game so far, which probably means he'll score an own goal now.
In the last match against Ecuador Olivier Giroud was forcing his elbow into a lot of defender's faces, and he's up to his old tricks here again as he directs an arm towards the face of John Obi Mikel. The referee sees it, and has a word with Giroud, but little else. That is not the first time the forward has done that in this tournament, and he probably can't afford to do it again.
Mathieu Debuchy gets on his bike down the right for Les Bleus, and he has Benzema waiting in all sorts of room in the centre of the box, but the Newcastle full-back overhits his cross by some distance and the move breaks down. We have had no goals so far, but I'd be very surprised if this one ends 0-0.
As we approach the halfway stage of this first 45 minutes, it looks as though the pattern for this match is now in motion. France are having most of the ball and are building their play up patiently, while Nigeria are looking to utilise the pace of Musa and power of Emenike on the counter. It's been a very interesting 25 minutes in Brasilia.
When Paul Pogba stretches his legs there really is no stopping him. He effortlessly surges past a couple of Nigeria defenders before laying the ball off to Mathieu Valbuena on the right. Valbuena sees that Pogba has continued his run and dinks the ball back towards him, and the Juventus man drills a brilliant volley towards the top corner that brings a ridiculous save out of Vincent Enyeama. That was right out of the top drawer from Enyeama.
Nigeria have the ball in the back of the net, but the lineman's flag has halted their celebrations! Ahmed Musa delivers a peach of a ball from the left, and Emmanuel Emenike expertly guides the ball into the near bottom corner on the half volley. Has the linesman got this one right? Replays show that it is incredibly tight, but maybe just about the right call.
A clumsy foul from Blaise Matuidi gives Emmanuel Emenike the chance to take a dig at goal from 25 yards as Nigeria are awarded a free-kick. Emenike smacks his shot as hard as he can, but his effort travels a fair few yards over the bar.
The free-kick from Nigeria causes a bit of havoc at the back for France, but they eventually get it clear and have an opportunity to get forward in numbers. Benzema again occupies a position on the left, as he picks it up and cuts it back towards Giroud. His pass was just behind the Arsenal striker though, and Giroud blazed an effort over the bar on the turn.
There has been a great intensity and tempo to the beginning of this game, as both sides are showing plenty of attacking intent. Pogba is brushed off the ball at one end after a powerful run, before Nigeria break at pace. Musa is then brought to ground by Debuchy, and France will have to defend a free-kick here. First chance for either team to deliver a telling cross into the box in Brasilia.
Karim Benzema picks the ball up in space inside the centre circle, but gives it away cheaply. Emmanuel Emenike looks like he will start a threatening counter-attack for the Super Eagles, but when he passes inside for Peter Odemwingie, he is quickly harried off the ball. Nigeria really should have done better there.
This Nigeria team is full of verve and vim at the moment - they look like a completely different side to the one that laboured to a 0-0 draw against Iran in their opening match of the competition. John Obi Mikel releases Ogenyi Onazi down the right-hand side, and his deep cross eludes Debuchy at the back stick. Peter Odemwingie has a sight of goal, but takes a bad touch and the danger quickly disappears.
Nigeria have had a positive start to this game, but Paul Pogba sets the wheels in motion for his side with a pass out wide to Blaise Matuidi. The PSG man bombs on before releasing Karim Benzema, whose pull back towards the waiting Olivier Giroud is well cut out by Joseph Yobo. The resulting corner is easily cleared by the men in green.
Ahmed Musa is playing on the left for Nigeria today, and we can see why early doors, as he shows excellent pace to track back and thwart a promising drive forward from Mathieu Debuchy for France. Musa might be having to do a lot of that in this match you sense.
Nigeria get us under way in Brasilia, with a place in the last eight of the 2014 World Cup up for grabs. Game on!
A very attacking line-up from France boss Didier Deschamps then, as he starts both Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud, while Nigeria have included star man Ahmed Musa, who is just starting to come into form at this tournament. This is shaping up to be a very interesting clash - kick off is just minutes away now.
France: Lloris, Debuchy, Evra, Cabaye, Varane, Koscielny, Pogba, Matuidi, Giroud, Valbuena, Benzema. Subs: Sakho, Cabella, Griezmann, Mavuba, Mangala, Sagna, Ruffier, Digne, Sissoko, Remy, Schneiderlin, Landreau. Nigeria: Enyeama, Ambrose Emuobo, Oshaniwa, Mikel, Yobo, Omeruo, Musa, Onazi, Emenike, Odemwingie, Moses. Subs: Uzoenyi, Gabriel, Egwuekwe, Odunlami, Oboabona, Azeez, Ejide, Nwofor, Uchebo, Agbim, Ameobi.
If we take the clock back to four years ago, both France and Nigeria were enduring miserable World Cup campaigns, as they both finished bottom in their respective groups, having failed to win any of the six games between them. However, this World Cup has been a much happier affair for both of them, with France remaining unbeaten as they won Group E, while Nigeria only suffered one tight loss to Argentina on their way to placing second in Group F. Today one of these journeys is going to have to come to an end, as someone will progress through to the last eight while the other will pack their bags for the next flight home. There's no room for mistakes now – join us here in a couple of hours for live text commentary of this match to see who will be joining Brazil, Colombia and Costa Rica in the quarter-finals.
France were much unfancied by the majority of football fans before this World Cup, but so far they have defied expectations and are looking very much like an outfit who could end up lifting the famous trophy in July. In their first two group games they were scoring goals for fun as Honduras and Switzerland were swept aside with Les Bleus hitting the back of the net eight times in those two clashes. Their last match saw them play out a drab 0-0 stalemate against Ecuador, but they were already qualified and made a plethora of changes for that one. With Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud in fine goalscoring form, Didier Deschamps will be confident that his side can overcome another hurdle today.
With a group containing an Argentina side boasting the attacking talents of Lionel Messi, Gonzalo Higuain, Carlos Tevez and Angel di Maria, it was widely predicted that it was between Nigeria, Iran and Bosnia as to who would come second in Group F, and progress to the last-16. That was the case as Stephen Keshi's men edged through thanks to a draw against Iran and a tight victory over Bosnia, rendering a narrow 3-2 loss to Argentina pointless. It was hardly what you would call convincing from Nigeria, but they seem to be getting better with every match that goes by, with the form of winger Ahmed Musa improving all the time as well. Can they go a step further once more and take down the French?
Mark Geiger will be our referee for this match, with the 39-year old taking charge of his third fixture at this tournament after overseeing Colombia's 3-0 win over Greece and Chile's 2-0 defeat of Spain. The man who earns his living in the MLS will become the first American to officiate a knockout stage game at a World Cup when he steps out in Brasilia, as the four previous referees to have worked at World Cups from the United States only took charge of group stage clashes. Geiger will today be assisted by his countryman Sean Hurd and Canada's Joe Fletcher, while Iran's Alireza Faghani will be our fourth official.
France will be able to select midfielder Yohan Cabaye for this match after the PSG man served his suspension in the last match, while Mathieu Valbuena could also return to the starting eleven for Les Bleus. However, manager Didier Deschamps could be without defender Mamadou Sakho for this clash, as the Liverpool man has a thigh problem. For Nigeria, Victor Moses will have to undergo a late fitness test after he missed the Argentina game with a muscle injury, while winger Michael Babatunde will definitely miss this match as he has a fractured wrist.
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Hugo Lloris1
Mathieu Debuchy2
Raphael Varane4
Laurent Koscielny21
Patrice Evra3
79' Paul Pogba19
Yohan Cabaye6
54' Blaise Matuidi14
90+4' Mathieu Valbuena8
62' Olivier Giroud9
Karim Benzema10
Mickael Landreau23
Stephane Ruffier16
Bacary Sagna15
Mamadou Sakho5
Eliaquim Mangala13
Lucas Digne17
90+4' Moussa Sissoko18
Rio Mavuba12
Morgan Schneiderlin22
62' Antoine Griezmann11
Loic Remy20
Remy Cabella7
1Vincent Enyeama
5Efe Ambrose
2Joseph Yobo 90+2' 
22Kenneth Omeruo
13Juwon Oshaniwa
10John Obi Mikel
17Ogenyi Onazi 59'
8Peter Odemwingie
11Victor Moses 89'
7Ahmed Musa
9Emmanuel Emenike
16Austin Ejide
21Chigozie Agbim
14Godfrey Oboabona
6Azubuike Egwuekwe
12Ebenezer Odunlami
4Reuben Gabriel 59'
15Ramón Azeez
3Ejike Uzoenyi
19Uche Nwofor 89'
23Shola Ameobi
20Michael Uchebo
Didier Deschamps 
Stephen Keshi 
1Hugo Lloris
2Mathieu Debuchy
4Raphael Varane
21Laurent Koscielny
3Patrice Evra
19Paul Pogba
Goal 79'
6Yohan Cabaye
14Blaise Matuidi
Yellow Card 54'
8Mathieu Valbuena
Substitution Moussa Sissoko (on) 90+4'
9Olivier Giroud
Substitution Antoine Griezmann (on) 62'
10Karim Benzema
23Mickael Landreau
16Stéphane Ruffier
15Bacary Sagna
5Mamadou Sakho
13Eliaquim Mangala
17Lucas Digne
18Moussa Sissoko
Substitution Moussa Sissoko (on) 90+4'
12Rio Mavuba
22Morgan Schneiderlin
11Antoine Griezmann
Substitution Antoine Griezmann (on) 62'
20Loïc Remy
7Rémy Cabella
Didier Deschamps 
1Vincent Enyeama
5Efe Ambrose
2Joseph Yobo
Goal 90+2' Own Goal
22Kenneth Omeruo
13Juwon Oshaniwa
10John Obi Mikel
17Ogenyi Onazi
Substitution Reuben Gabriel (on) 59'
8Peter Odemwingie
11Victor Moses
Substitution Uche Nwofor (on) 89'
7Ahmed Musa
9Emmanuel Emenike
16Austine Ejide
21Chigozie Agbim
14Godfrey Oboabona
6Azubuike Egwuekwe
12Ebenezer Odunlami
4Reuben Gabriel
Substitution Ogenyi Onazi (off) 59'
15Ramón Azeez
3Ejike Uzoenyi
19Uche Nwofor
Substitution Victor Moses (off) 89'
23Shola Ameobi
20Michael Uchebo
Stephen Keshi 
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Team Stats
FranceFRA NigeriaNGA
2 Goals 0
0 Assists 0
15 Shots 8
9 Shots on Goal 6
6 Saves 8
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
34 Crosses 31
12 Corner Kicks 9
3 Offside 2
12 Fouls Committed 15
1 Cautions/Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
50% Ball Possession 50%
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Hugo Lloris 90 - 0 0 0 2
2Mathieu Debuchy 90 0 0 0 - -
3Patrice Evra 90 0 0 0 - -
4Raphael Varane 90 0 0 0 - -
6Yohan Cabaye 90 0 0 0 - -
8Mathieu Valbuena 89 0 0 0 - -
9Olivier Giroud 62 0 0 0 - -
10Karim Benzema 90 0 0 0 - -
14Blaise Matuidi 90 0 1 0 - -
19Paul Pogba 90 1 0 0 - -
21Laurent Koscielny 90 0 0 0 - -
11Antoine Griezmann 28 0 0 0 - -
18Moussa Sissoko 1 0 0 0 - -

No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Vincent Enyeama 90 - 0 0 2 4
2Joseph Yobo 90 0 0 0 - -
5Efe Ambrose 90 0 0 0 - -
7Ahmed Musa 90 0 0 0 - -
8Peter Odemwingie 90 0 0 0 - -
9Emmanuel Emenike 90 0 0 0 - -
10John Obi Mikel 90 0 0 0 - -
11Victor Moses 89 0 0 0 - -
13Juwon Oshaniwa 90 0 0 0 - -
17Ogenyi Onazi 59 0 0 0 - -
22Kenneth Omeruo 90 0 0 0 - -
4Reuben Gabriel 31 0 0 0 - -
19Uche Nwofor 1 0 0 0 - -
FranceFRA vs. NigeriaNGA
Minute Event
90+6' Game Over  France 2-0 Nigeria
90+6' Half Over  France 2-0 Nigeria
90+4' Foul  John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
90+4' Goal Kick  Hugo Lloris (France)
90+4' Substitution  Moussa Sissoko (on). Valbuena (off). (France)
90+2' Own Goal  Joseph Yobo (France)
90+1' Cross  Mathieu Valbuena (France)
90+1' Corner Kick  Mathieu Valbuena (France)
90' Throw-In  Patrice Evra (France)
90' Corner Kick  Karim Benzema (France)
90' Cross  Paul Pogba (France) - Clearance Out of Play
89' Substitution  Uche Nwofor (on). Moses (off). (Nigeria)
89' Foul  Matuidi fouled by Ruben Gabriel (Nigeria)
88' Throw-In  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
88' Throw-In  Patrice Evra (France)
87' Corner Kick  Mathieu Valbuena (France)
86' Foul  Debuchy fouled by John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
86' Corner Kick  Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria) - Headed Out - In Play
85' Shot on Goal  Victor Moses (Nigeria)
85' Corner Kick  Mathieu Valbuena (France) - Headed Out - In Play
84' Shot on Goal  Antoine Griezmann (France)
82' Foul  Ruben Gabriel (Nigeria)
81' Throw-In  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
81' Cross  Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria) - Clearance Out of Play
79' Goal  Paul Pogba (France)
79' Shot on Goal  Paul Pogba (France)
79' Corner Kick  Mathieu Valbuena (France) - On Target
79' Shot on Goal  Karim Benzema (France)
79' Cross  Mathieu Valbuena (France) - On Target
79' Free Kick  Mathieu Valbuena (France)
78' Foul  Pogba fouled by John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
78' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
77' Shot  Yohan Cabaye (France)
77' Shot on Goal  Karim Benzema (France)
77' Corner Kick  Mathieu Valbuena (France) - On Target
76' Shot on Goal  Laurent Koscielny (France)
76' Corner Kick  Mathieu Valbuena (France) - On Target
76' Cross  Antoine Griezmann (France) - Defended by Keeper
75' Goal Kick  Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
74' Foul  Mikel fouled by Paul Pogba (France)
74' Goal Kick  Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
73' Shot  Karim Benzema (France)
73' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
72' Throw-In  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
70' Foul  Odemwingie fouled by Yohan Cabaye (France)
70' Shot on Goal  Karim Benzema (France)
70' Shot on Goal  Karim Benzema (France)
69' Throw-In  Mathieu Debuchy (France)
69' Corner Kick  Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria) - Directly Out
68' Cross  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Clearance Out of Play
67' Foul  Matuidi fouled by Victor Moses (Nigeria)
67' Cross  Raphael Varane (France) - Headed Out - In Play
67' Throw-In  Mathieu Debuchy (France)
67' Cross  Mathieu Valbuena (France) - Defended by Keeper
67' Throw-In  Mathieu Valbuena (France)
66' Cross  Mathieu Valbuena (France) - Completed Pass
66' Free Kick  Mathieu Valbuena (France)
66' Foul  Evra fouled by Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria)
65' Cross  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria) - Clearance In Play
64' Shot on Goal  Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria)
63' Foul  Varane fouled by Victor Moses (Nigeria)
63' Foul  Odemwingie fouled by Blaise Matuidi (France)
62' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
62' Substitution  Antoine Griezmann (on). Giroud (off). (France)
61' Cross  Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria) - Headed Out - In Play
61' Goal Kick  Hugo Lloris (France)
60' Shot  Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria)
59' Substitution  Ruben Gabriel (on). Onazi (off). (Nigeria)
59' Foul  Moses fouled by Mathieu Debuchy (France)
59' Cross  Mathieu Debuchy (France) - Clearance In Play
58' Cross  Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria) - Clearance In Play
58' Corner Kick  Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria) - Headed Out - In Play
58' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
54' Yellow Card  Blaise Matuidi (France)
54' Foul  Onazi fouled by Blaise Matuidi (France)
54' Goal Kick  Hugo Lloris (France)
52' Offside  Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria)
52' Cross  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria) - Offside
51' Corner Kick  Mathieu Valbuena (France) - Headed Out - In Play
50' Cross  Raphael Varane (France) - Headed Out - Out of Play
50' Throw-In  Mathieu Debuchy (France)
48' Throw-In  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
48' Corner Kick  Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria) - Headed Out - In Play
47' Cross  Victor Moses (Nigeria) - Clearance Out of Play
47' Goal Kick  Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
46' Throw-In  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
46' Cross  Olivier Giroud (France) - Overhit
46' Start Half 
45+3' Half Over  France 0-0 Nigeria
45+3' Offside  Laurent Koscielny (France)
45+3' Cross  Mathieu Valbuena (France) - Completed Pass
45+3' Free Kick  Mathieu Valbuena (France)
45+2' Foul  Valbuena fouled by Ogenyi Onazi (Nigeria)
45+2' Throw-In  Mathieu Debuchy (France)
45+2' Cross  Olivier Giroud (France) - Clearance Out of Play
45+1' Goal Kick  Hugo Lloris (France)
45+1' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
45' Cross  Victor Moses (Nigeria) - Headed Out - In Play
44' Foul  Victor Moses (Nigeria)
44' Shot on Goal  Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria)
43' Throw-In  Patrice Evra (France)
43' Throw-In  Patrice Evra (France)
42' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
42' Cross  Mathieu Debuchy (France) - Directly Out
41' Cross  Blaise Matuidi (France) - Headed Out - In Play
41' Cross  Patrice Evra (France) - Clearance In Play
40' Cross  Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria) - Defended by Keeper
40' Goal Kick  Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
40' Shot  Mathieu Debuchy (France)
39' Throw-In  Patrice Evra (France)
39' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
39' Goal Kick  Hugo Lloris (France)
38' Corner Kick  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Directly Out
37' Throw-In  Patrice Evra (France)
35' Offside  Yohan Cabaye (France)
34' Cross  Mathieu Valbuena (France) - Headed Out - In Play
34' Goal Kick  Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
33' Shot  Mathieu Debuchy (France)
33' Cross  Patrice Evra (France) - Off Target
32' Throw-In  Mathieu Debuchy (France)
32' Corner Kick  Mathieu Valbuena (France)
32' Cross  Blaise Matuidi (France) - Clearance Out of Play
31' Foul  Lloris fouled by Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria)
31' Corner Kick  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Clearance In Play
31' Cross  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria) - Headed Out - Out of Play
30' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
30' Shot on Goal  Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria)
29' Throw-In  Mathieu Debuchy (France)
29' Foul  Mikel fouled by Mathieu Valbuena (France)
29' Goal Kick  Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
28' Shot on Goal  Paul Pogba (France)
28' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
27' Cross  Mathieu Debuchy (France) - Overhit
27' Foul  Giroud fouled by John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
27' Corner Kick  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Clearance In Play
26' Cross  Victor Moses (Nigeria) - Clearance Out of Play
26' Throw-In  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
25' Throw-In  Mathieu Debuchy (France)
24' Foul  Lloris fouled by Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria)
24' Shot on Goal  Ogenyi Onazi (Nigeria)
24' Corner Kick  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
24' Cross  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Clearance Out of Play
23' Cross  Karim Benzema (France) - Headed Out - In Play
23' Corner Kick  Mathieu Valbuena (France) - Headed Out - In Play
23' Corner Kick  Mathieu Valbuena (France)
22' Shot on Goal  Paul Pogba (France)
22' Cross  Mathieu Valbuena (France) - On Target
22' Foul  Onazi fouled by Olivier Giroud (France)
21' Foul  Onazi fouled by Blaise Matuidi (France)
21' Throw-In  Mathieu Debuchy (France)
21' Throw-In  Mathieu Debuchy (France)
20' Offside  Karim Benzema (France)
20' Cross  Mathieu Valbuena (France) - Offside
20' Foul  Valbuena fouled by Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
19' Throw-In  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
19' Offside  Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria)
19' Cross  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Offside
19' Cross  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria) - Clearance In Play
18' Foul  Moses fouled by Paul Pogba (France)
18' Goal Kick  Hugo Lloris (France)
17' Shot  Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria)
17' Free Kick  Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria)
16' Foul  Odemwingie fouled by Blaise Matuidi (France)
16' Cross  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Clearance In Play
15' Goal Kick  Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
15' Shot  Olivier Giroud (France)
15' Cross  Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria) - Completed Pass
15' Free Kick  Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria)
12' Foul  Emenike fouled by Yohan Cabaye (France)
12' Throw-In  Mathieu Debuchy (France)
10' Shot on Goal  Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria)
10' Throw-In  Raphael Varane (France)
9' Goal Kick  Hugo Lloris (France)
8' Foul  Moses fouled by Yohan Cabaye (France)
8' Throw-In  Juwon Oshaniwa (Nigeria)
7' Throw-In  Mathieu Debuchy (France)
6' Cross  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria) - Completed Pass
6' Cross  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria) - Clearance In Play
5' Goal Kick  Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
5' Shot  Olivier Giroud (France)
5' Corner Kick  Mathieu Valbuena (France) - Off Target
4' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
4' Corner Kick  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) - Headed Out - In Play
3' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
3' Throw-In  Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
2' Cross  Mathieu Debuchy (France) - Clearance In Play
2' Foul  Pogba fouled by John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
2' Throw-In  Mathieu Debuchy (France)
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