France vs. Germany: Goals, Highlights from World Cup Quarter-Final Match

Sean Swaby@seanswabyUK Staff WriterJuly 4, 2014

Germany's Mats Hummels, centrer, scores the opening goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Germany and France at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Germany are through to the semi-finals of the World Cup after a 1-0 victory over France at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro. 

Mats Hummels scored the only goal in a fairly uneventful match and Manuel Neuer put in another strong effort in net to halt Les Bleus. 

Germany will next face the winner of Colombia-Brazil. 

Hummels put the Germans ahead off of a set piece in the 12th minute, perfectly placing a header past Hugo Lloris. Toni Kroos delivered an excellent service for the Borussia Dortmund man. 

1-0 Germany!

— The SPORT Bible (@TSBible) July 4, 2014

Another angle of Hummels' goal. Varane had no chance. #GER #FRA

— 2014 World Cup (@2014WC_Brazil) July 4, 2014

Neuer came up big for the Germans in the 33rd minute, making a nice save to deny France's Mathieu Valbuena. 

Neuer is too good

— Football Vines (@FootballVines) July 4, 2014

Karim Benzema nearly equalised in injury time for the French, but Neuer was able to deny him.

Brilliant Neuer save #GER #FRA

— Jack (@JackWatson_) July 4, 2014