FIFA World Cup: Germany Defeat USA, Both Teams Qualify For Knockouts

Germany's single goal helped the side beat USA and top Group G of FIFA World Cup. Portugal's 2-1 win against Ghana in the other match of the group ensured USA too qualified for the next round.

updated: June 27, 2014 01:14 IST
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German players celebrate after defeating USA and storming into the knockout stage of FIFA World Cup.

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Recife: Thomas Mueller scored his fourth goal of the World Cup on Friday as Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite losing. (Germany vs USA matchcentre | Portugal vs Ghana matchcentre | Full standings | Complete coverage)

With two wins and a draw, Germany topped the group with seven points, while the U.S. progressed with four. Portugal beat Ghana 2-1 but both were eliminated.

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Presidential Support: US President Barack Obama watches his team play Germany.


Mueller scored in the 55th minute with a side-footed shot from the edge of the area as tropical downpours drenched the Arena Pernambuco. (Match highlights)

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