Mane Garrincha - Brasilia 30/06/2014 - 18:00CET (13:00 local time)

Round of 16

France - Nigeria
2-0
 

France - Nigeria 2-0 - 30/06/2014 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Pogba leads France through to quarter-finals

Published: Monday 30 June 2014, 19.00CET
Pogba leads France through to quarter-finals
Paul Pogba receives the his team-mates appreciation ©AFP/Getty Images

Paul Pogba struck 11 minutes from time as France edged Nigeria 2-0 to take their place in the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals.

Having spent long periods of the second half on the back foot, Les Bleus turned on the style for the final 20 minutes. A flurry of missed opportunities resulted until Pogba kept his composure and Joseph Yobo, under pressure from Antoine Griezmann inadvertently added a late second. It sets up a last-eight showdown with Germany on Friday.

Match statistics

France
Nigeria

2

Goals scored

0

12

Total attempts

7

5

Attempts on target

2

6

off target

2

4

blocked

2

1

against woodwork

0

12

Corners

9

2

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

12

Fouls committed

15

12

Fouls suffered

12

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Pure and precise in possession, Nigeria have nonetheless struggled to create any clear-cut opportunities. Those have fallen to France, with Paul Pobba and Mathieu Debuchy both coming close to breaking the deadlock.
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+3
    Sissoko (in) - Valbuena (out) (France)
  • Goal
    90+1
    Yobo (Nigeria) scores an own goal.
    Mathieu Valbuena is the provider from the right once more, putting in a cross that Joseph Yobo, under pressure from Antoine Griezmann, put into his own net.
  • Substitution
    89
    Nwofor (in) - Moses (out) (Nigeria)

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