5 Jul 2014

Germany edge France at World Cup

1:30 pm on 5 July 2014

Germany have beaten France 1-0 to reach the football World Cup semi-finals.

German football fans

German football fans Photo: PHOTOSPORT

German defender Mats Hummels scored the only goal in the first half with a towering header that rocketed into the roof of the net off the underside of the bar after 12 minutes.

It's the 13th World Cup semi-final for the Germans, and their fourth straight Cup semi-final.

They'll face hosts Brazil, who beat Colombia 2-1 in the second quarter-final in Foraleza.