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Hummels heads Germany past France and into semis

Germany edged France to book a FIFA World Cup semi-final against Brazil or Colombia, with Mats Hummels heading home the only goal early on.

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Quotes

"I think both teams played well defensively today. There weren’t many goalscoring opportunities, which was part of our plan. We didn’t want to give France chances with the quality of strikers they possess. We closed them down well – and that was the key," Joachim Low, Germany coach.

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15:02

OBRIGADO
Thank you for following along with our LIVE coverage from the Maracana where Germany beat France 1-0 thanks to Mats Hummels first-half header. We invite you to join us back in our daily tournament blog where we'll bring you the latest reaction from Rio de Janeiro and all the build-up to today's second quarter-final between hosts Brazil and Colombia.

14:59
France
FranceFRA
Germany
GermanyGER

Statistics

Ball possession

49%
51%
15Fouls Committed18
9Attempts On Target6
13Shots8
0Total Goals scored1
0Penalties scored0
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FULL TIME: Germany hold on to their slender 1-0 lead and have secured a spot in the semi-finals thanks to some great work by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. France threw everything they had towards the end but Joachim Low's side held strong and will look on with great interest at today's second quarter-final between Brazil and Colombia.

14:55
HUMMELS
GermanyGER
Defender

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED44TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR2SHOTS
14:54
The final whistle sounds.
14:53
90'+NEUER (Germany) blocks the shot.

GOOD SAVE: Benzema nearly equalises but Neuer is able to get a quick hand to it and keep Germany's cleansheet in tact.

14:53
90'+BENZEMA (France) sees his effort hit the target.
14:52
90'+MÜLLER (Germany) is penalised after committing a foul.

Man of the Match

Defender

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

France
FranceFRA
Germany
GermanyGER
(GK)(C)
(GK)
Misses next match if booked
Misses next match if booked
72'
73'
83'
85'
69'
(C)Misses next match if booked
Misses next match if booked
90'+2
Misses next match if booked
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
85'
69'
73'
83'
72'
90'+2
Injured
CoachCoach
Didier DESCHAMPS (FRA)Joachim LOEW (GER)

Match Facts

Rio De Janeiro

On 1 January 1502, the Portuguese explorer Gaspar de Lemos brought his ship into a bay on the Brazilian coast, which is now called Guanabara Bay.

Estadio do Maracana

  • Stadium nameEstadio do Maracana
  • CityRio De Janeiro
  • Year constructed1950
  • Overall capacity74738

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 26° CTemperature
  • 8 m/sWind
  • 88 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Nestor PITANA
    Argentina
    ArgentinaARG
  • Assistant Referee 1: Hernan MAIDANA (ARG)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Juan Pablo BELATTI (ARG)
  • Fourth official: Jonas ERIKSSON (SWE)

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