Jul 4, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
France
0-1
Germany
 
FT(HT: 0-1)
Hummels (13')
Khedira (54'), Schweinsteiger (80')

Karim Benzema: "We gave everything"

France's forward Karim Benzema (front R) vies for the ball with Switzerland's midfielder Gokhan Inler on June 20, 2014
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France striker Karim Benzema admits that his side just didn't have the quality in the final third to score in their World Cup quarter-final defeat to Germany.

France striker Karim Benzema has revealed that he is disappointed in his side's World Cup quarter-final exit.

Didier Deschamps's men crashed out of the tournament in the last eight as they fell to a 1-0 defeat to Germany, as Benzema and his fellow attackers failed to break down the resolute backline of Die Mannschaft.

"We are disappointed that the adventure stops there. We gave everything, but we couldn't score," he told reporters.

"The first period was quite difficult, we didn't have enough attempts for my taste. We had more in the second half, they were endangered, but they have a very good goalkeeper."

Benzema scored three goals in his five matches at the tournament.

Germany's team celebrate after winning the quarter-final football match between France and Germany 1-0 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014
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