|Nigeria's Super Eagles had a goal disallowed for offside, and get punished for their own mistakes (Photo Credit: Reuters)|
Emmanuel Emenike had a goal ruled out for offside before France scored twice in the last 10 minutes to sent Nigeria out of the World Cup on Monday in their second round encounter.
It was France 2-0 Nigeria at the Estadio Nacional in Brasili on June 30 despite Nigeria dominating much of the game.
|Paul Pogba celebrates header against Nigeria (Photo Credti: Getty Images)|
The Super Eagles campaign saw them played a goalless draw against Iran in their opening match, secured a narrow 1-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina, and lose 3-2 to Argentina in final group match.
They are the first African team to reach the round of 16 after Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire exit the finals. This is the third time Nigeria reaches the FIFA World Cup round of 16 and have defeated Spain and Bulgaria in 1998 to reach the second round.
Written by Modou S. Joof
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