France beat Nigeria 2-0, book World Cup quarter-finals slot

Paul Pogba (R) scores for France

BRASILIA (SportingAlert) — France progressed to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Monday with a 2-0 victory over Nigeria at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia.

A 79th minute header from Paul Pogba and an own goal by Joseph Yobo, one minute into stoppage time, sealed the win for the 1998 champions.

Both teams ended 0-0 at half-time.

France now join Brazil, Netherlands, Costa Rica and Colombia as the five teams to progress to the quarter-finals already.

France will meet the winner of today’s last 16 clash between Germany and Algeria.

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