December 20, 2014
France strike late to reach World Cup last eight
France scored twice in the last 11 minutes to seal a 2-0 victory over Nigeria and reach the World Cup quarter-finals.
Nigeria held their own in an even first half but France stepped up the pressure after the break.
Nigeria's Victor Moses cleared a Karim Benzema shot off the line and their goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama made a series of excellent saves before Yohan Cabaye's shot hit the bar.
Enyeama flapped at a Mathieu Valbuena corner in the 79th minute, leaving Paul Pogba an open goal to head into.
France struck again in stoppage time when Nigeria defender Joseph Yobo diverted a cross into his own net.
France will play Germany or Algeria in the last eight.