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)

Paul Pogba hails "proudest moment" of his career

France's midfielder Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring the first goal during a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014
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Paul Pogba describes scoring against Nigeria as "one of the best moments" of his life as France booked their spot in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

France midfielder Paul Pogba has described scoring against Nigeria in the last 16 of the World Cup as being "one of the proudest moments" of his life.

The 21-year-old made the breakthrough for his side 11 minutes from time in Brasilia, as France booked their place in the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory.

"I knew there was a whole country that would support us - scoring that goal has freed us," Pogba told TF1. "I am very happy for the team and for the whole of France.

"Playing in the last eight of the World Cup has always been a dream of mine. This is one of the proudest moments of my life."

France will face the winner of tonight's Algeria-Germany clash, live commentary of which can be found here.

France winger Mathieu Valbuena runs with the ball during the World Cup last-16 tie against Nigeria in Brasilia on June 30, 2014
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