France vs Nigeria team news: Yohan Cabaye and Olivier Giroud return for Les Bleus
French make six changes to side that drew with Ecuador
Monday 30 June 2014
Unbeaten France make six changes to the side that drew 0-0 with Ecuador in their last game.
Mathieu Debuchy, Rafael Varane and Patrice Evra all return in defence, while Yohan Cabaye is back from suspension, with the diminutive Mathieu Valbuena also coming back into the team in midfield.
Up front, Olivier Giroud is partnered with leading French scorer Karim Benzema.
Nigeria meanwhile make only one change, Chelsea wide-man Victor Moses replacing Michel Babatunde who broke his wrist in the 3-2 defeat by Argentina last time out..
The winner of this clash will face either Germany or Algeria in the quarter-finals.
France: Lloris; Debuchy, Varane, Koscielny, Evra; Pogba, Matuidi, Cabaye; Valbuena, Giroud, Benzema.
Subs: Sakho, Cabella, Griezmann, Mavuba, Mangala, Sagna, Ruffier, Digne, Sissoko, Remy, Schneiderlin, Landreau
Nigeria: Enyeama; Ambrose, Yobo, Oshaniwa, Omeruo; Onazi, Mikel; Musa, Odemwingie, Moses; Emenike
Subs: Uzoenyi, Gabriel, Egwuekwe, Odunlami, Oboabona, Azeez, Ejide, Nwofor, Uchebo, Agbim, Ameobi
Referee: Mark Geiger (USA)
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