France v Nigeria, 30 June 2014

Score2-0 to France
RefereeMark Geiger
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
VenueEstádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia
Attendance67,882
Kick-off 1.00pm local (5.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Paul Pogba (France) Assistant referees: Mark Hurd (United States) Joe Fletcher (Canada) Fourth official: Alireza Faghani (Iran) Fifth official: Hassan Kamranifar (Iran) The two teams had met in one previous match, in a friendly in 2009, won by Nigeria 1–0. Paul Pogba had the best chance in the first half but his right foot volley after a cross from the right was saved by Vincent Enyeama. In the second half Yohan Cabaye saw a shot come back off the bar. The opening goal came with 11 minutes to play when Pogba headed into the net after a mistake by Enyeama where he failed to hold onto a corner kick from the left by Mathieu Valbuena. In injury time, France got a second when Joseph Yobo put into his own net under pressure from Antoine Griezmann after a cross from the right by Valbuena. France advanced to the quarter-finals to face Germany, while Nigeria were eliminated at the round of 16 in all three World Cups where they reached the knockout stage. While Nigeria have now only won one of their last 12 World Cup matches, France manager Didier Deschamps remained unbeaten in his ten games at the World Cup as a player and manager.

2  France

Manager: Didier Deschamps

0  Nigeria

Manager: Stephen Keshi

Goals:

Paul Pogba 79 G
Joseph Yobo own goal 90 OG

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (captain)
Defender Raphaël Varane
Defender/Midfielder Mathieu Debuchy
Defender/Left back Patrice Evra
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder Blaise Matuidi
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder Mathieu Valbuena
Forward Karim Benzema
Forward Olivier Giroud

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama
Defender Efe Ambrose
Defender Kenneth Omeruo
Defender Juwon Oshaniwa
Defender/Midfielder Joseph Yobo (captain)
Midfielder John Obi Mikel
Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi
Midfielder/Forward Victor Moses
Forward Ahmed Musa

Substitutions:

Antoine Griezmann for Olivier Giroud 62
Moussa Sissoko for Mathieu Valbuena 90

Substitutions:

Rueben Gabriel for Ogenyi Onazi 59
Uche Nwofor for Victor Moses 89

Cards:

Blaise Matuidi 54 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mickaël Landreau
Goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier
Defender Lucas Digne
Defender Bakary Sagna
Defender Mamadou Sakho
Defender/Midfielder Eliaquim Mangala
Defender/Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin
Midfielder Remy Cabella
Midfielder Rio Mavuba
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko
Midfielder/Forward Antoine Griezmann
Forward Loïc Rémy

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim
Goalkeeper Austin Ejide
Defender Odunlami Kunle
Defender Godfrey Oboabona
Midfielder Ramon Azeez
Midfielder Rueben Gabriel
Midfielder Ejike Uzoenyi
Forward Shola Ameobi
Forward Uche Nwofor
Forward Michael Uchebo