Henry Nwosu: Nigeria can upset France

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Former Nigeria midfielder Henry Nwosu has said the second round game between the Super Eagles and Les Bleus is unpredictable and warned that no team should be tagged as clear favourites.
Estádio Nacional de Brasilia in Brasília will host the round of 16 game between Nigeria and France as both countries will be seeking to grab a place in the quarter finals.

In a chat with Goal, Nwosu believes Stephen Keshi’s men are capable of producing something special when least expected and might just knock out Didier Deschamps’ men.

“We all know the strength and the weaknesses of France. They are a good side no doubt, but we can’t hand them a ticket to the next round on the platter,” Nwosu told Goal.

“The Eagles have shown us that they can spring surprises when least expected.

“They need our supports through prayers. Anything can happen in that tie and I want to assure Nigerians that all hope is not lost. The Eagles can beat France even when the odd seems against them,” he concluded.

Nigeria are yet to feature in the last eight of the Fifa World Cup after making a debut appearance at the 1994 edition staged in the United States of America.