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France beat Nigeria 2-0 to advance to the Quarter-Finals of the 2014 World Cup

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France — who have not been beaten inside 90 minutes in a World Cup knockout match since the 1986 semi-finals — will play either Germany or Algeria in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.

Nigeria — bidding to reach the quarter-finals for the first time — had the ball in the net in the first-half but the linesman flagged for offside against the scorer Emmanuel Emenike.

France’s best early chance saw Pogba’s effort brilliantly saved by Vincent Enyeama.

However, Pogba was to benefit from a rare error by Enyeama as he flapped at a corner and the ball fell nicely onto his head and he finished it off to give the French the lead 11 minutes from time.

Yobo’s own goal came in time-added on stemming from another brilliant set piece by France’s most eyecatching player Mathieu Valbuena.


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