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Half-Time Report: Germany, USA heading through to last 16 as it stands

Germany and the USA remain on course for qualification as they find themselves level at half time in their final Group G game at the World Cup in Brazil.

Both Germany and the USA are on course for qualification into the next round of the World Cup, with the sides currently level 0-0 at half time in their final Group G fixture.

Germany's forward Lukas Podolski and Germany's defender Benedikt Howedes vie for the ball with US defender Fabian Johnson during a Group G football match between US and Germany at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 26, 2© Getty Images

It was the Germans who had the game's first chance as Thomas Muller laid the ball off to Lukas Podolski in the box, although he skied his effort over the crossbar.

Muller appeared the most threatening in the opening exchanges and he almost made the USA pay with an effort from distance, leaving Tim Howard to get down well to his bottom right corner.

With the USA holding a resolute line, Germany were forced to take shots from distance, this time as Toni Kroos tested Howard with a teasing effort from outside the box. However the keeper saved well, leaving the sides to go into the break on level terms.

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Thomas Muller of Germany celebrates scoring his team's first goal with teammates 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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