Germany became the first team to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup as Mats Hummels’ first half header gave them a
France vs Germany [4th July] Highlights – Goals… by FIFA-Live
hard-fought 1-0 win against France at the Maracana.
The Borussia Dortmund defender held off the challenge of Raphael Varane to loop home Toni Kroos’ free-kick with his head in the 13th minute.
Mathieu Valbuena and Antoine Griezmann forced Manuel Neuer into fine saves but Les Bleus could not find an equaliser to force extra-time.
Joachim Low’s side will now face the winner of Brazil vs Colombia for a place in the final on July 13.
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France: Lloris, Debuchy, Varane, Sakho (Koscielny 72), Evra, Valbuena (Giroud 85), Pogba, Cabaye (Remy 73), Matuidi, Griezmann, Benzema.
Subs: Ruffier, Landreau, Cabella, Mavuba, Mangala, Sagna, Digne, Sissoko, Schneiderlin.
Germany: Neuer, Lahm, Hummels, Boateng, Howedes, Ozil (Gotze 83), Kroos (Kramer 90+2), Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Muller, Klose (Schurrle 69).
Subs: Zieler, Weidenfeller, Grosskreutz, Ginter, Podolski, Draxler, Durm, Mertesacker.
Booked: Khedira, Schweinsteiger.
Goal: Hummels 13.
Referee: Nestor Pitana (Argentina)
France vs Germany [4th July] Highlights – Goals + Full Match – 2014 FIFA WC [Quarter-Finals]