National Sports News
Germany beats France 1-0 through a Hummels goal, reaches 4th straight World Cup semifinals
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, July 4, 2014 1:55 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO
Germany reached the semifinals for a fourth straight World Cup by beating France 1-0 Friday in a cagey match settled by a first-half header from Mats Hummels.
Germany will play Brazil or Colombia in the semifinals on Tuesday as it seeks a fourth world title.
France struggled to impose its attacking game in the face of a robust, experienced Germany side that seemed more comfortable on the big stage.
Mathieu Valbuena and Karim Benzema had France's best chances saved in the first half, with the German lineup holding off late pressure with apparent ease.