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USA, Germany advance from Group G to knockout stage at World Cup

Thursday, June 26, 2014 | 1:07 p.m. CDT
A U.S. fan holds up his country's banner prior to the Group G World Cup match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, on Thursday. Both the Germans and Americans advanced to the knockout stage after a 1-0 win by Germany and a 2-1 win by Portugal over Ghana.

RECIFE, Brazil — Thomas Mueller scored his fourth goal of the World Cup 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.

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. Portugal went out because of a goal differential disadvantage against the Americans.

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

Both teams knew before kickoff that a draw would see them through, but neither held back. The game pitted Germany coach Joachim Loew against his good friend and predecessor Jurgen Klinsmann, now in charge of the U.S. team.


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