France v Germany, 04 July 2014

Score1-0 to Germany
RefereeNestor Pitana
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Quarter-final
VenueMaracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Attendance74,240
Kick-off 1.00pm local (5.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Mats Hummels (Germany) Assistant referees: Hernán Maidana (Argentina) Juan Pablo Belatti (Argentina) Fourth official: Jonas Eriksson (Sweden) Fifth official: Mathias Klasenius (Sweden) The two teams had met in 25 previous matches, including three times in the FIFA World Cup (1958, third place match: France 6–3 West Germany; 1982 semi-finals: France 3–3 (aet) West Germany, West Germany won 5–4 on penalties; 1986, semi-finals: France 0–2 West Germany). The only goal came in the 13th minute when Mats Hummels got ahead of his marker Raphaël Varane to head Germany into the lead from ten yards out after a free-kick from Toni Kroos on the left. Karim Benzema had a shot in second half injury time from the left which he hit straight at Manuel Neuer. Germany advanced to the semi-finals where they would face Brazil. They became the first team to reach four straight World Cup semi-finals, breaking the record of three shared by their predecessor West Germany (1966–1974 and 1982–1990) and Brazil (1970-1978 and 1994–2002). Germany was also guaranteed their 13th top four finish, the most by any nation.

0  France

Manager: Didier Deschamps

1  Germany

Manager: Joachim Low

Goals:

Goals:

Mats Hummels 12 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (captain)
Defender Mamadou Sakho
Defender Raphaël Varane
Defender/Midfielder Mathieu Debuchy
Defender/Left back Patrice Evra
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder Blaise Matuidi
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder Mathieu Valbuena
Midfielder/Forward Antoine Griezmann
Forward Karim Benzema

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer
Defender Jérôme Boateng
Defender Mats Hummels
Defender Philipp Lahm (captain)
Midfielder Sami Khedira
Midfielder Toni Kroos
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder/Forward Thomas Müller
Forward Miroslav Klose

Substitutions:

Laurent Koscielny for Mamadou Sakho 72
Loïc Rémy for Yohan Cabaye 73
Olivier Giroud for Mathieu Valbuena 85

Substitutions:

André Schürrle for Miroslav Klose 69
Mario Götze for Mesut Özil 83
Christoph Kramer for Toni Kroos 90

Cards:

Cards:

Sami Khedira 54 Y
Bastian Schweinsteiger 80 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Mickaël Landreau
Goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier
Defender Lucas Digne
Defender Bakary Sagna
Defender/Midfielder Eliaquim Mangala
Defender/Midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin
Midfielder Remy Cabella
Midfielder Rio Mavuba
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko
Forward Olivier Giroud
Forward Loïc Rémy

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller
Goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler
Defender Matthias Ginter
Defender/Centre back Per Mertesacker
Midfielder Julian Draxler
Midfielder Erik Durm
Midfielder Christoph Kramer
Midfielder/Forward Mario Götze
Forward Lukas Podolski