UPDATE: The good news for Nigeria is that they were able to score in this match. The bad news is that it was an own goal. Although Nigeria leaves the Cup after a 2-0 loss to France, Africa’s French-heavy team continues on.
Nigeria hopes to keep Africa’s World Cup dreams alive when they face France today at 12 PM ET (4 PM UTC). But even if Nigeria loses, Africa still wins – more than three-quarters of France’s teeam come from Africa.
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