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')

Result: Germany and USA through to last 16

Both Germany and the USA gain qualification into the last 16, despite Joachim Loew's men beating the Americans 1-0 at the Arena Pernambuco.

Germany have finished as the winners of Group G this afternoon, with the USA also qualifying for the last 16 of the World Cup, despite losing 1-0 at the hands of Joachim Loew's men at the Arena Pernambuco.

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© 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.

The USA were dealt a major blow after half time when Muller put Germany ahead, with the striker bagging a neat finish into the bottom corner.

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© Getty Images

Clint Dempsey showed good movement in the final 15 minutes as he looked to get onto the end of a teasing through-ball, though Manuel Neuer did well to come off his line and collect.

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

In the end the loss was not to matter to the Americans as Ghana failed to beat Portugal, meaning that the USA were able to hold on to second spot and gain progression into the next round.

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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
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