Thomas Müller's goal ensured Germany finished top of FIFA World Cup Group G with a 1-0 victory against a United States side that will join them in the round of 16.
A draw would have been sufficient for both teams to progress – with Germany heading the section – but neither appeared content to settle for a share of the spoils in Recife. The Mannschaft eventually cemented their position atop the group thanks to Müller's 55th-minute effort, with Jürgen Klinsmann's charges also qualifying on goal difference ahead of Portugal after both sides ended on four points.
|1||Howard (GK)||1||Neuer (GK)|
|12||Guzan (GK)||22||Weidenfeller (GK)|
|22||Rimando (GK)||12||Zieler (GK)|
|Jürgen Klinsmann (GER)||Joachim Löw (GER)|
|Ravshan Irmatov (UZB)|