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The Daily Hilario: France vs. Nigeria; Germany vs. Algeria

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Your daily dose of off-topic shenanigans.

Quinn Rooney

Welcome to Frank Lampard's last official day as a Chelsea player.

Let's wash away that sadness with copious amounts of World Cup excitement, with heavy hitters France and Germany both facing African opposition in Nigeria (with all three Chelsea players set to start, supposedly) and Algeria, respectively.

Surely we can't have more last-minute goals.  The quota has got to be fulfilled by now.

In other news...

HBO's The Leftovers premiered tonight | What's Alan Watching
The link goes to Sepinwall's review.  I'm about to start watching it so I don't know yet, but I'm hoping that it will fill the Game of Thrones, True Detective Sunday-night void quite capably.  Early reviews looked good, the trailers were excellent.  Don't let me down!

It might be a super-Earth, but possibly just a super-Venus | The Verge
Either way, it's "only" 16 light-years away.  Time to spin up the FTL drives!

Steam sets a new concurrent users record with over 8 million | Polygon
The summer sale ends in 10 hours.

FOOTBALL (all times BST):
17.00:  World Cup, Round of 16:  France vs. Nigeria
21.00:  World Cup, Round of 16:  Germany vs. Algeria