Jun 26, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Arena Pernambuco, Recife
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Germany

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

Clint Dempsey: 'USA show lots of heart'

Clint Dempsey celebrates scoring for the USA in the first minute of their encounter with Ghana on June 16, 2014.
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Clint Dempsey pays tribute to the heart shown by the USA at the World Cup so far.

USA captain Clint Dempsey has praised the character of his teammates after they qualified for the second round, despite losing to Germany.

A solitary Thomas Muller goal was enough to give Joachim Low's side victory and top spot in Group G, but Jurgen Klinsmann's charges still managed to qualify for the last 16 and Dempsey suggests that there is more to come from the Americans.

He is quoted by USA Today as saying: "We have a team that has a lot of heart, a lot of character. We keep going and keep fighting."

Dempsey has scored twice so far in the tournament for the Stars and Stripes.

German head coach Joachim Low reacts during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Group C qualifying football match Germany vs Republic of Ireland in Cologne, western Germany on October 11, 2013
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