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')

Didier Deschamps: 'France did what they could'

Didier Deschamps of France reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014
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Didier Deschamps insists that his France side did all they could to beat Germany in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

France manager Didier Deschamps has insisted that his side did all they could to beat Germany in the World Cup quarter-finals.

A 12th-minute headed goal from Mats Hummels was enough to separate the two sides in Rio de Janeiro, to set up a fourth straight semi-final for Joachim Low's charges.

"I think we did what we had to - hustle," Deschamps is quoted as saying by BBC Sport. "We had opportunities, but they are a team that has more experience than us.

"They managed their lead. We had an opponent who was of a higher level today. Even if we had the desire and ambition, there was not a huge difference between us and the German team, but it is they who are in the semi-finals."

Germany will face the winners of the South American meeting between Brazil and Colombia later tonight, live commentary of which can be found here.

Mats Hummels of Germany scores his team's first goal on a header against Raphael Varane of France and past goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014
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