European giants France face a tough task against African champions Nigeria on the first of Monday’s World Cup 2014 second round. France topped Group E while Nigeria was runners up to Argentina in Group F. Group E winners France will be looking to return to the form of their opening two games. They began their campaign with two consecutive wins over Switzerland (5-2) and Honduras (3-0). But their most impressive display was so far undoubtedly come on the match against Swiss team. They drew 0-0 with 10-man Ecuador on Wednesday and thus advance to the last 16 of the World Cup as Group E winner. France manager Didier Deschamps has rested some of his stars against Ecuador. Without the memory of disastrous World Cup 2010 finals from the French team we do remember that they were beaten finalists in 2006. The Real Madrid striker Benzema said: “We have qualified, so one must be happy be that. Now we have to rest, recover and get 100 per cent ready for the knock-out match against Nigeria, who is a good, strong team, but we must do everything to win.” However, France played better than Nigeria in the goup stages without any doubt. But the Super Eagle gave Argentina all they could handle in their final Group F clash. Against Argentina Lionel Messi’s contributions proved the quality of playing of both the teams. Since the 90’s this is Nigeria’s first knockout round appearance and became the first African team to reach the last 16 at this tournament. They can trouble anyone in the competition scoring twice against Argentina indicates so.
Time and Date Schedule
Watch FRANCE Vs NIGERIA Live Stream HD
Date: Monday 29th June 2014
Kick-off: 16:00 GMT, 12:00 PM ET, 17:00 UK
Venue: Belo Horizonte
Click Here For Live Streaming HD TV
Paid Link #Watch FRANCE Vs NIGERIA Live stream PC, Laptop
Paid Link # Watch FRANCE Vs NIGERIA Live stream on iPad, Iphone
Paid Link #Watch FRANCE Vs NIGERIA Live Stream on MacBook Air and Macbook pro
Players to watch:
The Real Madrid Striker Karim Benzema has three goals and two assists in three Group stage matches of France. But he missed a number behind to equalize with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Thomas Muller to be the leading scorers at the tournament so far. Hope to see more goals from the foot of this striker.
Ahmed Musa scored two fine goals against Argentina and Odemwingie have scored the decisive goal against Bosnia. Both of these players should play better to win over France.
The only head to head was in June 2009 in a friendly international. The Super Eagles won it 1-0.
Date Home Score
2009-06-03 Friendlies 2009 France 0 – 1 Nigeria
This is a really tough test in the knockout rounds for the Super Eagles yet they have played with hunger and determination. As we can see France have too much firepower, we can predict the European could win.
Fans of both the teams can bet on the France v Nigeria match on 30th June from our site. Visit our site and enjoy life time experiences of betting with our free betting tips.
Follow this tough test of Round of 16 on BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Sport website live.
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Stephane Ruffier (Marseille), Mickael Landreau (Bastia).
Defenders: Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle), Lucas Digne (Paris St-Germain) Patrice Evra (Manchester United), Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna (both Arsenal), Eliaquim Mangala (Porto), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid).
Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi (both Paris St-Germain), Clement Grenier (Lyon), Rio Mavuba (Lille), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille).
Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad), Loic Remy (Newastle, on loan from QPR).
Manager: Didier Deschamps
Captain: Hugo Lloris
Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Lille), Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheva), Chigozie Agbim (Gombe United).
Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (Monaco), Efe Ambrose (Celtic), Godfrey Oboabona (Rizespor), Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves), Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough), Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod), Joseph Yobo (Norwich, on loan from Fenerbahce), Kunle Odunlami (Sunshine Stars).
Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea), Ramon Azeez (Almeria), Ogenyi Onazi (Lazio), Reuben Gabriel (Waasland-Beveren), Michael Babatunde (Volyn Lutsk).
Forwards: Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow), Shola Ameobi (Newcastle), Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce), Michael Uchebo (Cercle Brugge), Peter Odemwingie (Stoke), Victor Moses (Liverpool, on loan from Chelsea), Uche Nwofor (Heerenveen).
Captain: Vincent Enyeama
Manager: Stephen Keshi