Jun 26, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Arena Pernambuco, Recife
USAUSA
0-1
Germany

Gonzalez (37'), Beckerman (62')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Muller (55')
Howedes (11')

Thomas Muller: 'USA did nothing but sit back'

Thomas Mueller of Germany shoots and scores his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014
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Germany striker Thomas Muller bemoans the USA's tactics in their Group G game today, claiming that Jurgen Klinsmann's side 'sat back' for most of the game.

Germany striker Thomas Muller has bemoaned the USA's tactics in their Group G game today, claiming that Jurgen Klinsmann's side 'sat back' for most of the game.

The encounter in Salvador was settled by a goal from the 2010 Golden Boot winner, a result that puts the three-time World Cup winners through to the knockout phase in Brazil.

"We were dominant," Mueller told FIFA.com. "All the Americans did was sit back deep in their own half, and when that happens, it just becomes a patience game.

"It was an okay game from us... We may only have won it 1-0, but we can take that too."

The USA are also through despite their defeat, with Portugal and Ghana heading home.

Thomas Mueller of Germany shoots and scores his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014
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