National Sports News
For all its attacking flair, France fails to score against Germany in World Cup quarterfinals
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, July 4, 2014 2:28 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO
Despite the hype about its attacking flair, France failed to deliver the goals in the World Cup quarterfinals.
Karim Benzema, who scored three goals in France's opening two matches, failed to score for the third straight game.
He did have a chance to equalize in injury time, but Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer blocked his shot after Benzema had played an excellent one-two with substitute Olivier Giroud.
A dejected Benzema sat slumped in despair after the final whistle, while forward Antoine Griezmann had to be comforted as he burst into tears.