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')

Philipp Lahm boosted by improved performance against USA

Philipp Lahm was pleased to see Germany put in an improved display in the 1-0 victory over the USA in their final Group G fixture.

Germany captain Philipp Lahm has praised the team for taking a step forward in beating USA 1-0 in their final Group G fixture on Thursday evening.

The 30-year-old was keen to identify the defensive improvements as Germany returned to winning ways following a frustrating draw with Ghana on the weekend.

"We made big step forward," Lahm told reporters. "We did better than against Ghana. We can be absolutely satisfied.

"That's what makes our team strong - that we are very defensive, that everyone defends. That is what's important in a tournament like this.

"I had the feeling that the team really works together - in the defence as well in the attack, and that's a good feeling."

Finishing top of the group means that Germany will face Algeria in the last 16 on Monday.

Members of the Germany's national team pose prior to a Group G football match between Germany and Ghana at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014
Read Next:
Preview: USA vs. Germany
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League
Championship
La Liga
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish Cup
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Australian A-League
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Indian I-League
Liga MX
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Turkish Super Lig
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
3Chelsea24155445162950
4Liverpool23138254282647
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal24126645311442
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
8Burnley249781921-234
9Everton2477102639-1328
10Watford2475123344-1126
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
12Bournemouth2467112536-1125
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
18Southampton2349102334-1121
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand