World Cup 2014 – Round of 16 Preview: France vs. Nigeria

Even though it doesn’t look good for the Super Eagles, let’s have a little faith!

Wheels and Goals

France vs. Nigeria

France
How did they make it through?
France stormed through Group E with a couple of impressive performances. The 1998 World Cup winners began their campaign with a convincing 3-0 win over Honduras, with Karim Benzema bagging two goals. France continued their impressive form into their second group game, when they thrashed Switzerland 5-2. Benzema was again amongst the scorers, along with Olivier Giroud, Blaise Matuidi, Mathieu Valbuena and Moussa Sissoko. The French played some great football in their opening two matches, allowing them the luxury of being able to rest players for their final group game. This ended up being a 0-0 draw with Ecuador, with the French missing plenty of chances to win the game.

Benzema is in great form Benzema is in great form

Players to watch out for:
Real Madrid striker Benzema has been in excellent form so far in this competition and I expect him to be the danger man again tonight. He already has three goals to his name, along with…

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