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2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 Day 3: France vs. Nigeria, Germany vs. Algeria Match Thread

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Two European powerhouses take on two underdogs from Africa. Will either France or Germany stumble?

Jamie McDonald

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The Teams

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France

Region: UEFA
Manager: Didier Deschamps

FIFA World Ranking: 17

How They Got Here: Defeated Ukraine in UEFA Second Round Playoff.
Winner of Group E (2-1-0, 7 pts)

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Nigeria

Region: CAF
Manager: Stephen Keshi

FIFA World Ranking: 33

How They Got Here: Defeated Ethiopia in CAF Third Round
Runner Up of Group F (1-1-1, 4 pts)

Other Info

Lineups

Date: June 30th, 2014
Gametime: 11:00 am central
TV: ESPN
Location: Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, Brazil

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The Teams

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Germany

Region: UEFA
Manager: Joachim Löw

FIFA World Ranking: 2

How They Got Here: Won UEFA Group C
Winners of Group G (2-1-0, 7 pts)

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Algeria

Region: CAF
Manager: Vahid Halilhodžić

FIFA World Ranking: 22

How They Got Here: Defeated Burkino Faso in CAF Third Round
Runners Up of Group H (1-1-1, 4 pts)

Other Info

Lineups

Date: June 30th, 2014
Gametime: 3:00 pm central
TV: ESPN
Location: Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil

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Brackets

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