RIO DE JANEIRO - Mats Hummels headed the winner as Germany beat old rivals France 1-0 to advance to the World Cup semi-finals for a record fourth straight time on Friday.
Borussia Dortmund defender Hummels rose to head home Toni Kroos's free-kick on 13 minutes to settle a cagey encounter at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.
Joachim Loew's side will now play Brazil, who defeated Colombia 2-1 in Friday's second final-match. Their semi-final match will be on Wednesday morning (Thailand time ) in Belo Horizonte.
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