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World Cup: Germany beats Algeria 2-1 in extra time; France beats Nigeria to reach World Cup QF

World Cup: Germany beats Algeria 2-1 in extra time; France beats Nigeria to reach World Cup QF

Germany's Shkodran Mustafi, left, goes for a header with Algeria's El Arbi Hillel Soudani as Germany's Jerome Boateng looks on during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Germany and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. Photo: Associated Press/(AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

ANDREW DAMPF, AP Sports Writer

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Substitute Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil scored in extra time Monday to lead Germany over an aggressive Algeria 2-1 and into the World Cup quarterfinals.

Thomas Mueller provided a cross from the left flank that was slightly behind Schuerrle. The Germany forward dragged his leg and backheeled the ball into the far corner in the 92nd minute, leaving goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi with no chance.

Ozil added the second in the 120th, and Abdelmoumene Djabou pulled one back in injury time for Algeria.

Germany will next face France on Friday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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France beats Nigeria 2-0 to reach World Cup QF

worldcupfranceFrance’s Paul Pogba, right, scores the opening goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between France and Nigeria at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014.              (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writer

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Paul Pogba scored with a late header to finally break Nigeria’s stubborn resistance and Joseph Yobo scored an own-goal as France won 2-0 to reach the World Cup quarterfinals on Monday.

Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama had just made a superb save to tip over Karim Benzema’s header, but he flapped at the ball from the ensuing corner and Pogba pounced in the 79th minute to nod in his first goal of the tournament.

Yobo turned the ball into his own net in stoppage time under pressure from France substitute Antoine Griezmann.

France started slowly and finished strongly in the second round match.

African champion Nigeria had a goal ruled out for offside in the 19th minute after Emmanuel Emenike poked home Ahmed Musa’s cross.

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