World Cup gear watch: Nigeria 0-2 France, Germany 2-1 Algeria

Jeff Gross

The Kits

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France's awesome away kits sent Nigeria's bright green home kits out of the World Cup despite the heroics of Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama. A header from Paul Pogba and an own goal from Nigeria's Joseph Yobo sealed the fate of the side that had advanced out Group F.

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For the second day in a row, the goalkeepers stole the show as Germany's Manuel Neuer and Algeria's Raïs M'Bohli were the stars, producing save after fantastic save. For 90 minutes, it was 0-0 but it was also the best damn 0-0 that you have seen in a long time. André Schürrle finally made the breakthrough for Germany in extra time before Mesut Özil added the eventual match winner before Abdelmoumene Djabou pulled one back.

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The Boots

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Paul Pogba got the match winner for France after he headed home following an error from Nigeria's goalkeeper. From a France corner, Vincent Enyeama made the decision to palm the ball away rather than punching it clear. The ball landed on the head of Pogba who had to simply guide the header home to see France advance. The Juventus man once again wore his white and blue Nike Flash Pack CTR360 boots, one that you won't see too often, especially with so many players now wearing the Magista.

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Algeria's Madjid Bougherra had the best boot spot of the match with Germany as he brought a Lionel Messi-inspired look to the center of Algeria's defense. The big man wore the red-and-white adidas f50 adizero Messi special boots that made their debut nearly a year-and-a-half ago. It's a boot that was relatively popular in the professional ranks outside of the Argentina/Barcelona man's locker but it's also a rare spot, especially this long after its debut.

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