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)

Team News: Mamadou Sakho misses out for France

A thigh injury rules Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho out of France's World Cup tie with Nigeria.

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has failed to recover from a thigh injury in time for France's clash with Nigeria this afternoon.

Laurent Koscielny has been selected to deputise in Sakho's place, while Paul Pogba and Olivier Giroud have been included further up the pitch.

Meanwhile, Victor Moses has come into the Nigeria side as a replacement for the injured Michel Babatunde.

France: Lloris; Debuchy, Varane, Koscielny, Evra; Pogba, Matuidi, Cabaye; Valbuena, Giroud, Benzema

French players pose for a group picture before the round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014© Getty Images

Nigeria: Enyeama; Ambrose, Yobo, Oshaniwa, Omeruo; Onazi, Mikel; Musa, Odemwingie, Moses; Emenike

Nigeria pose for a team photo prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014© Getty Images

Sports Mole's live text updates of the encounter can be followed here.

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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