Jun 30, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia
France
2-0
Nigeria
Pogba (79'), Yobo (90' og.)
Matuidi (55')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Blaise Matuidi escapes punishment for Ogenyi Onazi tackle

Ogenyi Onazi of Nigeria reacts after a challenge by Blaise Matuidi of France as referee Mark Geiger looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014
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FIFA confirms that France midfielder Blaise Matuidi will face no further action for a challenge on Nigeria's Ogenyi Onazi.

FIFA has confirmed that Blaise Matuidi will not face further action for a tackle on Ogenyi Onazi during France's win over Nigeria at the World Cup earlier this week.

The midfielder was stretchered off with a suspected broken leg during the 2-0 defeat, although tests have since shown no fractures, with the 21-year-old expected to return to action with Lazio in two weeks.

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi called for the governing body to take retrospective action against the French midfielder, but ESPN reports that the disciplinary commission has decided that no further punishment was necessary.

Matuidi, who was booked for the challenge, has apologised for the tackle.

Ogenyi Onazi of Nigeria reacts after a challenge by Blaise Matuidi of France as referee Mark Geiger looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014
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