France beats Nigeria to reach World Cup quarterfinals

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

BRASíLIA, Jun. 30, 2014 (AMP) — Brazil 2014 : France qualified to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with a 2-0 win against Nigeria (halftime: 0-0) on Monday afternoon at the Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasília.

45 minutes of play and neither the Frenchs nor the Nigerians have managed to pull ahead. 0-0 at half time. Everything was settled in the second period with goals by Pogba ('79) and Yobo ('90 own).

Fixtures and Results : Second stage

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Overview

France at the World Cup

  • 1 title (1998)
  • 14 appearances (first in 1930)
  • 20 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
  • Statistics: Champions (1998) Runners-up (2006) Third Place (1958, 1986) Fourth Place (1982)

Nigeria at the World Cup

  • 5 appearances (first in 1994)
  • 13 participations in the qualifications (first in 1962)
2014 World Cup Poster
France
2:0
Nigeria
2:0 (0:0)
  • 30 June 2014
  • 13:00
  • Brasília

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