Rio de Janeiro: European powerhouses Germany and France block the way for Nigeria and Algeria to make some World Cup history on Monday. (Read: Algeria seek revenge against Germany)
Africa has never had two teams in the last 16 and if both can pull off upset wins, they will meet in the quarterfinals and an African nation will be guaranteed a first ever place in the semifinals.
French coach Didier Deschamps and Germany's Joachim Loew know however that if they win, their sides will clash in the quarter finals. (Read: France face Nigerian test in title ambition)