Nigeria are not scared of France and are capable of beating them, according to Vincent Enyeama.
The Eagles went through as runners up in Group F, earning a last-16 berth despite a 3-2 defeat in their final group match against Argentina in Porto Alegre.
Stephen Keshi’s side are aiming to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time in their history and, despite coming up against a France side that have impressed so far, Enyeama feels that dream can become a reality.
“We fear nobody,” the 31-year-old said in an interview with L’Equipe.
“We have a culture for football. It’s our way of life. We work for that and we must show the world what we are capable of.
“France are favourites but anything could happen. I said before the tournament that playing them would be my dream fixture.
“To be honest, we have a great confidence in ourselves.”