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Joseph Yobo: 'Nigeria not afraid of France'

Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo tells his teammates that they have nothing to be afraid of when they play France in the second round of the World Cup.

Nigeria captain Joseph Yobo has told his teammates that they have nothing to fear when they play France in the last 16 of the World Cup.

The Super Eagles, who finished in second place behind Argentina in Group F, take on Les Bleus in Brasilia on Monday.

While the Nigerians head into the match as underdogs, Yobo believes that he and his countrymen have every chance of reaching the quarter-finals.

"We've just played against the best forward in the world (Lionel Messi), so we're ready to measure ourselves against anybody," he told FIFA.com. "I don't see what we should be afraid of. I believe in this team, and I think we can do it."

Yobo will win his 101st cap for Nigeria if he is selected to play against France.

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