Laurent Koscielny played the full 90 minutes as France sealed their place in the World Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Nigeria on Monday.
The Arsenal centre back was in fine form, and had to be at his best to keep the African side quiet during a well-contested affair in Brasilia.
Fellow Gunner Olivier Giroud was replaced by Antoine Griezmann after 62 minutes after a typically hard-working performance up front.
After a tight first half, Les Bleus upped the ante after the restart and twice went close through Karim Benzema, while Yohan Cabaye hit the bar with a fine strike.
But with 11 minutes remaining, France finally broke the deadlock when the excellent Paul Pogba headed home from a corner.
Then, in injury time, a Joseph Yobo own goal sealed the win for Les Bleus, who will now face Germany.Copyright 2015 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 30 Jun 2014