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

Didier Deschamps: 'Germany have no fear factor'

France's coach Didier Deschamps is pictured prior to a Round of 16 football match between France and Nigeria at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014
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France boss Didier Deschamps insists that his players need not fear Germany ahead of their World Cup quarter-final meeting.

Didier Deschamps has insisted that his France players are not afraid of Germany ahead of this evening's World Cup quarter-final clash in Rio.

Joachim Low's side narrowly booked their place in the last eight following a pulsating extra-time win over Algeria earlier in the week.

Although admitting that the Germans boast the experience necessary to down Les Bleus, Deschamps says that his troops have nothing to fear in the Maracana.

"There is no apprehension or fear," he told reporters. "There is no reason for us to feel any. Germany are a solid, experienced side but this game will be a pleasure for us."

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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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