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France, Germany look to advance at expense of African foes
France, Germany look to advance at expense of African foes

Yesterday in one sentence: Mexico had its CONCACAF thunder stolen from it after 89 strong minutes, but Costa Rica held the confederation's banner proudly and is into the final eight. What’s on tap: France vs. Nigeria, noon, ESPN; Germany vs. Algeria, 4 p.m., ESPN. What you’ll see: There have been clear cut themes so far in the last 16, with the first day featuring four South American countries, yesterday pitting CONCACAF teams against European sides, and today matching up the only two African nations remaining with European powers. It’s all very neat and tidy, and unfortunately for Nigeria and Algeria, very well could be on the pitch as well. France cruised...

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