Germany (1-0) France

Battle of the Neighbors, Part 2 (UPDATE: France Falls)


Next neighbor up for France: Germany.

UPDATE: France may have beaten their other neighbor Switzerland 5-2, but the same magic wasn’t happening in their match against Germany, which they lost 1-0. Germany moves on to the semifinals, and has a chance to knock out the home team, Brazil.

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France already faced one of their neighbors earlier in the tournament, when they blew out Belgium 5-2 in the group stage. In the quarterfinal, France faces yet another neighbor as they take on Germany. Will France best yet another one of their neighbors, or will Germany have the upper hand? Find out at 12 PM ET (4 PM UTC).

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