FT: France 2-0 Nigeria


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FULL TIME: France beat Nigeria 2-0. Two mistakes cost the Super Eagles dear and they are out of the World Cup.

90' FRA SUB Valbuena off for Sissoko

90' GOAL FRA 2-0 NGA. Nigeria switch off on a short corner kick, and as the cross comes in, Yobo and Enyeama get in a tangle. It's a Yobo own goal 

89' NGA SUB Uche Nwofor on for Moses

85' Moses cuts in and wins a CK off Koscielny but nothing comes of it

84' Griezmann is free on the left channel, but his shit is saved by Enyeama

80' GOAL. FRA 1-0 NGA, Valbeuna floats in corner, Enyeama doesn't get it away and Pogba heads home.

79' Benzema's header from a FK is going in, but Enyeama tips over for CK 

That shot off the post was from Cabaye

76' Drama in the nigeria area. Mikel clears off the line from a corner, then France hit the post 

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

70' Enyeama saves from Benzema and the ball is heading in until Moses clears off the line. GLT confirms it's no goal  

68' Valbuena finds space on the 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

66' Odemwingie scythes down Evra. FK

64' Osaze cuts inside and unloads with a left foot effort. Lloris beats out but no one to pounce on rebound

62 SUB FRA Griezmann on fr Giroud

60' Yobo finds Emenike on the far side with another excellent diagonal ball. He cuts inside and shoots high

59' SUB NGA Reuben in for Onazi

55' BOOKING: Matuidi booked for an agricultural challenge on Onazi

52' Moses combines with Osaze and breaks down the right channel, gets a cute ball over the top but is blocked, then Emenike is offside for the cross 

49' Oshaniwa down clutching his right knee after a strong challenge with Debuchy. 

47' Good run by Moses, but his low cross is cut out

46' We are underway

Players coming on, no substitutions.

HT: The referee brings the first half to an end. Fairly even game so far, although the Super Eagles have edged it somewhat.

45' There will be an additional two minutes at the end of the first half.

44' Nigeria break, Emenike unleashes from the right side. Lloris spills but Moses control lets him down

Yobo has looked solid in defence for Nigeria

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

38' Musa delivers a good corner kick, but Evra wraps his arms all over Odemwingie

35' Mikel gives away the ball in midfield and France attack with menace, but the defence keep their shape and the chance is lost

32' It's another well timed tackle from Yobo on the left channel for a CK

31' Fine spell for Nigeria. But nothing has come out of it so far

24'- End-to-end action in Brasilia with both teams having opportunities. 

22' Enyeama, what a save. France break and Pogba shoots from volleys from close range. I don't know what miracle Enyeama came up with there 

20' This time, it's Benzema's turn to be called offside. He didn't get it in though 

19' Emenike gets the ball in the net, but is called for offside. He looked level

16' Yobo with a cross field Hollywood ball,to Musa. He crosses, Odemwingie is fouled by Matuidi on top the box. 

15' France are on the raid, and Giroud turns and shoots high. Onazi is back on the pitch

15' Odemwingie takes the FK. Mikel heads at the far post but Lloris picks up easy

13' Emenike wins a FK on the left channel from a breakaway

10' Onazi steals the ball off Evra, but when he finds Emenike, it's too tight and the shot is blocked 

6'- Giroud sees his effort go wide.

4' another break, this time from the left and Yobo again has to cut out the cross for a CK

2' useful cross from Debuchy, but Yobo stretches to make the block, and Efe goes away on a counter. His pass is picked out by Evra

01' We are underway

National anthems being sung 

Joseph Yobo leads Nigeria out for his 100th cap

Mark Geiger from the USA will take charge of today's game.

France make six changes from Ecuador game.

Victor Moses recalled to the Nigeria team after recovering from a muscle strain

France XI: Lloris (c) - Debuchy, Evra, Varane, Cabaye, Valbuena, Giroud, Benzema, Matuidi, Pogba, Koscielny

Nigeria XI: Enyeama - Yobo (c), Ambrose, Musa, Odemwingie, Emenike, Mikel, Moses, Oshaniwa, Onazi, Omeruo


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