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: 'We lacked the experience to advance'

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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France manager Didier Deschamps believes that his side lacked enough big-game experience and nous to defeat Germany in their World Cup quarter-final clash.

France manager Didier Deschamps believes that his side's lack of big-game experience was their downfall in their World Cup quarter-final defeat to Germany.

Die Mannschaft took the lead in the 13th minute through Mats Hummels, and managed to hold on to their one-goal advantage for the remaining 77 minutes to secure their place in the last four of the tournament.

Deschamps told reporters: "I'm very proud of what my players have achieved in this tournament. They weren't that far short today, and we were up against a side that is used to playing these big games and has the experience to go with it.

"We just lacked that little bit you need to get the job done. This team is young and has a lot of quality in both footballing and mental terms. We need to build on those attributed ahead of our next big tournament."

Germany will face Brazil in their semi-final clash next week.

Head coach Joachim Loew of Germany gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014
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