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France vs Nigeria 2014 World Cup Preview & highlights

France vs Nigeria 2014 Round of 16 Preview, Time, Stats & Highlights

Next match of France is against the underdogs Nigeria, which is a round of 16 match. The intensity of 2014 football world cup reached a new level. Lots of wonders have been done in this tournament so far & some more wonders are expected from this competition. Les Blues qualified for pre quarter final as winner of Group E whereas, Super Eagles qualified as runners up of Group F. Let’s have a discussion about match preview with time schedule & telecast channels of France vs. Nigeria world cup match.

France vs Nigeria 2014 Match Schedule

France vs Nigeria 2014 WC Time Schedule
Competition 2014 FIFA World Cup
Date 30 June [GMT & IST]
Time 4:00 pm [GMT] & 9:30 mp [IST]
Stadium Estadio Nacional de Brasilia
Audience capacity 69,349 spectators
First team Les Blues
Second team Super Eagles
Referee Mark W Geiger [United States]
Round Round of 16
Telecast &
Broadcast channels
Sony SIX, TF1, beIN Sports
Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria

Watch this action live on your TV telecast channels Sony SIX, ESPN, Univision, Fox Sports etc. Check out the list of telecast channels in other nation which is given below.

France: TF1, beIN Sports
Nigeria: Broadcasting Organization of Nigeria, Optima Sports Management international
USA: ESPN, ABC, Univision
UK: ITV 1, ITV Player
Germany: ARD, ZDF
Netherlands: NOS
Canada: CBC, Sportsnet, TVA, Eastlink TV
Spain: Mediaset Espana, Gol Television
Argentina: Torneos y Campetencias, DirecTV
Australia: SBS
Norway: NRK, TV2
New Zealand: TVNZ, Sky Sport
Mexico: Televisa, TV Azteca, Cinepolis
Switzerland: SRG, SSR
Singapore: Mediacorp, Singtel

France vs Nigeria 2014 Round of 16 Preview

France vs Nigeria 2014 World Cup Preview & highlights

French football is basically known for their attacking game, but in this competition, they showed their rock solid defense. The team scored 8 goals & conceded just 2 goals in first 3 games of this tournament. While, their rivals scored & conceded 3 goals each in group stage.

Les Blues did not lost any game played in this competition. With 2 wins & 1 draw, they finished round of 32 at top of group standings with 7 clear points. Super Eagles won 1 match, lost 1 & played 1 draw in first 3 matches.

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is enjoying this campaign. The player scored 3 goals & also made 2 important assist in last 3 games. Super Eagles’s performance in group stage was not very impressive & it would be difficult to make it to quarter final against team like France.

Nigeria’s best performance in FIFA World Cup is till round of 16 which they achieved 2 times in 1994, 1994 & this is the third time they qualified for pre quarter finals. If they wins over France, it will be their best performance in football world cup ever.

One time champions France won World Cup trophy in 1998 with French legend Zinedine Zidane. This is the 14th appearance of this national football team in this biggest competition. In last World Cup, the team finished at 29th spot & were eliminated in group stage. Both teams have played just one match against each other. Nigeria won that 1st head to head by one goal.

Statistics & Highlights

FRANCE STATS NIGERIA
2 [Paul Pogba 79′
Joseph Yobo 90+2′]
Goals 0
15 Total shots 8
9 Shots on target 6
12 Fouls 15
49 Possession 51
12 Corners 9
6 Saves 8
3 Offsides 2
1 Yellow cards 0
0 Red cards 0

France have now qualified for pre quarter final in which they will play against Germany at Estadio Maracana. This match will be played on 4th of July 2014.

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