February 26, 2017
Friday, July 4, 2014

Germany reach World Cup semi-finals with win over France

France''s midfielder Paul Pogba (L) vies with Germany''s midfielder Toni Kroos.

Germany reached their fourth consecutive World Cup semi-final after defender Mats Hummels' first-half header gave the three-time winners a 1-0 victory over France at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana today.

Centre back Hummels, who scored in Germany's first group game but missed the last 16 win over Algeria due to illness, beat Raphael Varane to a Toni Kroos free kick and glanced a header past French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in the 13th minute.

Manuel Neuer made a terrific save from Mathieu Valbuena 10 minutes before halftime to preserve Germany's lead then blocked Blaise Matuidi's powerful effort midway through the second half as France pressed for the equaliser.

Germany next face either hosts Brazil or Colombia for a place in the World Cup final. The South American rivals play later in Fortaleza.

  • CommentComment
  • Increase font size Decrease font sizeSize
  • Email article
  • Print
  • Share
    1. Vote
    2. Not interesting Little interesting Interesting Very interesting Indispensable
Tags:  France  Germany  quarter finals  World Cup  Brazil  

  • Comment
  • Increase font size Decrease font size
  • mail
  • Print



    ámbito financiero    Docsalud    

Edition No. 5030 - This publication is a property of NEFIR S.A. -RNPI Nº 5293935 - Issn 1852 - 9224 - Te. 4349-1500 - San Juan 141 , (C1063ACY) CABA
Grupo Indalo