Match between France and Germany was played on june 4, 2014 at Estadio Maracana. The match which was most awaited in the round of 16 happened as a fire ball where both the teams played the battle with their best efforts.
Germany has created an early pressure on France when they almost find a way into the French penalty area at 7th minute. Germany on its ravaging play drilled an early goal at 12th minute. The goal was made after Toni kroos’ free kick from midway found Hummel in the box, who expertly guided the ball though his head into the top right corner.
The goal agitated France and they made some rough Challenges inside their box area. The score remained 1-0 before half time. France in the second half has shown their full will for victory. Karim Benzema at 90+4th fired a shot that was superbly saved by Manuel Neuer (german goalkeeper) and saved the day for Germany. Germany after dismissing France with 1-0 marks its way through to semis for fourth consecutive FIFA world cup.
Germany (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer(G), Philipp Lahm, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels, Benedikt Howedes; Bastian Schweinsteiger, Sami Khedira, Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil; Miroslav Klose.
Germany subs: Ron-Robert Zieler, Roman Weidenfeller, Kevin Grosskreutz, Matthias Ginter, Andre Schurrle, Lukas Podolski, Julian Draxler, Erik Durm, Per Mertesacker, Mario Gotze, Christoph Kramer.
France (4-3-2-1): Hugo Lloris; Mathieu Debuchy, Raphael Varane, Mamadou Sakho, Patrice Evra; Yohan Cabaye, Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi; Mathieu Valbuena, Antoine Griezmann; Karim Benzema
France subs: Mickael Landreau, Stephane Ruffier, Remy Cabella, Olivier Giroud, Rio Mavuba, Eliaquim Mangala, Bacary Sagna, Lucas Digne, Moussa Sissoko, Loic Remy, Laurent Koscielny, Morgan Schneiderlin.