European soccer powers France and Germany knocked off Nigeria and Algeria, respectively, sending home the last African teams left in the tournament .
France goal was almost inevitable, and it came with Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama's poor contact on a cross that left France's Paul Pogba an open net for the game-winner.
Nigeria played France well until about the 79th minute and Joseph Yobo's own goal compounded the Super Eagles' misery.
Algeria had the best opportunities in the first half and exposed a slow German defense that needed goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to play as an auxiliary defender. Neuer came off his line a remarkable 18 times, clearing out plays.
France 2, Nigeria 0
Germany 2, Algeria 1