Updated: Saturday, 05 July 2014 01:01 | By Agence France-Presse

Germany 1 France 0 at half-time

A Mats Hummels goal gave Germany a 1-0 lead at half-time of their World Cup quarter-final with France at the Maracana Stadium on Friday.

Germany 1 France 0 at half-time

France's midfielder Paul Pogba (L) vies with Germany's forward Thomas Mueller, during a quarter-final football match between France and Germany at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on July 4, 2014 - by Yasuyoshi Chiba

Hummels headed home from a superb freekick by Toni Kroos to give the Germans the lead in the 13th minute.

Germany thought they should have been awarded a penalty shortly afterwards as Miroslav Klose went down with his shirt being tugged by Mathieu Debuchy.

France had their chances with the best seeing German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer marking his 50th appearance with a great double save first from Mathieu Valbuena and then Karim Benzema.

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