Maracana - Rio de Janeiro 04/07/2014 - 18:00CET (13:00 local time)

Quarter-finals

France - Germany
0-1
 

France - Germany 0-1 - 04/07/2014 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Hummels heads Germany past France

Published: Friday 4 July 2014, 20.00CET
Hummels heads Germany past France
Mats Hummels (Germany) ©AFP/Getty Images

An early Mats Hummels goal proved enough for three-time champions Germany to beat France in Rio de Janeiro and become the first team through to the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-finals.

The Borussia Dortmund centre-back made the difference by glancing in Toni Kroos's 13th-minute free-kick as Joachim Löw's side edged past Les Bleus in the all-European quarter-final at the Estádio do Maracanã. Although Hummels almost inadvertently headed into his own goal in the second half, Germany could have doubled their lead before clinching their place in a semi-final against either Brazil or Colombia.

Karim Benzema sidefooted wide from Mathieu Valbuena's pass and Antoine Griezmann came close to teeing up the three-goal forward before Germany struck. From Kroos's inswinging delivery, Hummels – recalled along with Sami Khedira and Miroslav Klose – outstrengthed Raphaël Varane to angle a header off the underside of Hugo Lloris's crossbar and in for the breakthrough.

Match statistics

France
Germany

0

Goals scored

1

13

Total attempts

7

5

Attempts on target

3

4

off target

2

5

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

3

4

Offsides

0

0

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

17

13

Fouls suffered

13

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90+2
    Kramer (in) - Kroos (out) (Germany)
  • Substitution
    85
    Giroud (in) - Valbuena (out) (France)
  • Substitution
    83
    Götze (in) - Özil (out) (Germany)
  • Yellow Card
    80
    Schweinsteiger (Germany) is shown a yellow card.

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