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France flattened by salty Germans

Posted: July 5, 2014 at 2:29 a.m.

Germany's Mats Hummels, second right, scores the opening goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Germany and France at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Germany relied on its big-game experience to hold off France 1-0 on Friday, with Mats Hummels' first-half header securing the German team a spot in the semifinals for the fourth consecutive World Cup.

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