Alexandre Loureiro

France vs. Germany, 2014 World Cup: Hummels header enough for Die Mannschaft

Germany grabbed an early goal on a header by Mats Hummels and shut up shop, restricting France's scoring chances in a 1-0 win.

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Germany beat France to reach semifinals

Germany are through into the World Cup semifinals after downing a disappointing France.

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Reminder: Mathieu Valbuena is short

He's not called Le Petit Velo for nothing.

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Hummels scores, 1-0 Germany

For the first time in this World Cup, France trail, thanks to this gorgeous header by Mats Hummels.

There hasn't been a ton going on in midfield early in this game, with both teams doing a pretty good job of getting into the attacking third. Unfortunately for France, this goal came just a couple of minutes after they squandered a great chance of their own. Germany lead, 1-0.

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France vs. Germany: Lineups

France coach Didier Deschamps has elected to start Antoine Griezmann against Germany, while Miroslav Klose is given the nod for Die Mannschaft.

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Soccer giants clash as France take on Germany

Two footballing superpowers clash over a spot in the World Cup semifinals on Friday.

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Why Germany are boring

Remember when Germany were the most entertaining young team in the world? So much for that.

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