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Tuesday 01 July 2014

World Cup review: Ozil and Schurrle fire Germany into last eight

Premier League duo score against Algeria; France defeat Nigeria to make quarter-finals

World Cup gallery of BPL players - 30 June

Germany 2-1 Algeria (AET; 0-0)

A goal each from Chelsea's Andre Schurrle and Arsenal's Mesut Ozil in extra-time sealed Germany's passage to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against a tenacious Algeria team.

Algeria, who left Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez and Tottenham Hotspur's Nabil Bentaleb on the bench for the match, rued missing some early chances before the Germans, with Arsenal's Per Mertesacker in defence, started to dominate.

After Schurrle, who came on at half-time, came close to breaking the deadlock in normal time, the Chelsea forward did so two minutes after extra-time with a clever flick from Thomas Muller's cross. Ozil doubled the lead with a close-range finish on 120 minutes and that proved to be the winner after Algeria pulled a goal back in stoppage time.

The two strikes took to 25 the goals scored by Barclays Premier League players in Brazil.

BPL players to feature
Per Mertesacker (Arsenal); Mesut Ozil (Arsenal). Sub: Andre Schurrle (Chelsea, 46 mins). Sub not used: Lukas Podolski (Arsenal).
Algeria: Subs not used: Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham Hotspur), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City).

France 2-0 Nigeria

Germany will meet France in the last eight after Didier Deschamps' team overcame a stubborn Nigeria. Deschamp named five Barclays Premier League players in his team, with Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris captain.

After Nigeria, who had four BPL players, including three from Chelsea in their starting XI, had a goal ruled out for offside, former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba almost scored for France, but his volley from a cross by Newcastle United's Mathieu Debuchy was well saved by Victor Enyeama. Pogba eventually broke the deadlock with 11 minutes remaining and an own goal from former Everton and Norwich City defender Joseph Yobo in stoppage-time sealed victory for Les Bleus.

BPL players to feature
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal); Patrice Evra (Man Utd); Olivier Giroud (Arsenal; sub: 62 mins). Sub: Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle United, 90 mins). Subs not used: Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool), Loic Remy (Queens Park Rangers), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal).
Nigeria: Kenneth Omeruo, John Obi Mikel (both Chelsea), Victor Moses (Chelsea; sub: 89 mins), Peter Odemwingie (Stoke City). Sub not used: Shola Ameobi (Newcastle United).

Goals scored by BPL teams at the FIFA 2014 World Cup (25)

8 Manchester United
3 Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea
2 Swansea City, Manchester City
1 Crystal Palace, Newcastle United, Stoke City, Tottenham Hotspur

BPL goalscorers at the FIFA 2014 World Cup

3 Robin Van Persie (Netherlands & Man Utd).
2 Luis Suarez (Uruguay & Liverpool), Wilfried Bony (Ivory Coast & Swansea City).
1 Oscar (Brazil & Chelsea), Daniel Sturridge (England & Liverpool), Joel Campbell (Costa Rica & Arsenal), Marouane Fellaini (Belgium & Man Utd), Mile Jedinak (Australia & Crystal Palace), Wayne Rooney (England & Man Utd), Olivier Giroud (France & Arsenal), Moussa Sissoko (France & Newcastle Utd), Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria & Stoke), Nani (Portugal & Man Utd), Javier Hernandez (Mexico & Man Utd), Fernandinho (Brazil & Man City), Juan Mata (Spain & Man Utd), Fernando Torres (Spain & Chelsea), Edin Dzeko (Bosnia-Herzegovina & Man City), Jan Vertonghen (Belgium & Tottenham Hotspur), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea)

* players classified as BPL players are those registered to 2014/15 Premier League clubs until 30 June, 2014, even if they are to be released or are or have been on loan at another club this season.

2014 FIFA World Cup round of 16 fixtures

1 July
 Argentina v Switzerland
9pm Belgium v United States

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