The first half and the fancied French looked tense.
The Super Eagles swarmed through their defence
Not good for France.
Red card ref? Matuidi rakes a shin.
But no, the referee must have been in
Let off for France.
Giroud comes off. He has not had the breaks.
Corner ball. Free header, Pogba takes
One nil to France.
All hope for the Nigerians has fled.
The tide has turned, their back four now is led
Now it’s all France.
Where once les Bleus had found there’s no way past,
there now exists a limitless and vast
of space for France.
A cruel own goal from Yobo and they know
there’s no way back and also there is no
when playing France.
No extra time to follow this hot day
The French have won the tie and therefore they
Hooray for France.
Nigeria go home now, far from merry.
Defeat was not down to lack of necessary
when they played France.
(We can’t forget the handball – we still grieve.
And that is why we earnestly believe
it’s pants –
this win for France)