Jun 30, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Germany
2-1
Algeria
Schurrle (92'), Ozil (119')
Lahm (107')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Djabou (120')
Halliche (42')

Thomas Muller: 'Stumbled free kick was intentional'

Thomas Muller of Germany celebrates scoring with team mate Mesut Ozil during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium on June 27, 2010
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Germany striker Thomas Muller insists that the stumbled free kick during the team's win over Algeria was intentional.

Thomas Muller has insisted that his stumble during a free kick in Germany's round-of-16 match against Algeria at the World Cup was intentional.

The striker appeared to slip on his run-up when attempting to take the free kick before running beyond the wall in a bid to claim the ball from a Toni Kroos chip forward, but the wall was able to clear.

The 2010 Golden Boot winner told ZDF TV: "It nearly worked out. I don't know if we'll do it again, but I think it was a good alternative, and we did it intentionally."

Germany will face France in the quarter-finals later this week.

Andre Schuerrle of Germany scores his team's first goal past goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi of Algeria in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014
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