Nigeria's Emmanuel Emenike slides into Bosnia's Muhamed Besic to kick the ball away World Cup soccer match Brazil, June 21, 2014. (AP/Felipe Dana)

Nigeria ended a 16-year wait for a victory in a World Cup match Saturday, beating Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 courtesy of Peter Odemwingie's first-half goal and knocking the tournament newcomers out of contention.

Only a point is needed by Nigeria from its last Group F game — against already-qualified Argentina — to reach the knockout stage after Odemwingie finished from close range in the 29th minute following one of many powerful runs by his strike partner Emmanuel Emenike.

Switzerland's Stephan Lichtsteiner, left, and France's Blaise Matuidi go for a header during the group E World Cup soccer match at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, June 20, 2014. (AP/Sergei Grits)

 Forwards Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema each scored one goal and created another as a rampant France blew away Switzerland 5-2 Friday to take control of Group E and all but seal a place in the next round.

France has six points and can qualify if Ecuador and Honduras draw later Friday.

Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring 2-1 during the match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 19, 2014. (AP/Michael Sohn)

Luis Suarez scored twice to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over England at the World Cup on Thursday, making an instant impact on his return from injury to revive his team's Group D campaign.

The striker lashed in the winner in the 85th minute, after seeing his first-half opener canceled out by Wayne Rooney. The win gave Uruguay's qualifying chances a major lift and left England's hopes of advancing to the round of 16 in real jeopardy.

Cameroon's Benoit Assou-Ekotto, left, kicks the ball away from Croatia's Ivan Perisic during the match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, June 18, 2014. (AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Mario Mandzukic scored two goals Wednesday to keep Croatia in the mix at the World Cup with a 4-0 win over 10-man Cameroon, which will be going home after the group stage.

Mandzukic, who returned to the team at the Arena da Amazonia after sitting out the opening loss to Brazil through suspension, headed in a corner from Danijel Pranjic in the 61st minute and then knocked in a rebound in the 73rd of the Group A game.

Ivory Coast's Gervinho (10) celebrates along with teammate Didier Drogba (11) at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, June 14, 2014. (AP/Petr David Josek)

As two of world football's underachieving nations, Ivory Coast and Colombia will be desperate not to let slip a rare chance to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup when they meet in Brasilia on Thursday.

Both teams opened Group C with victories, meaning another in the Brazilian capital will almost certainly guarantee a place in the last 16.

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