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Germany defeats France, 1-0, to advance to World Cup semifinals
Germany defeats France, 1-0, to advance to World Cup semifinals

What’s the cure for the common cold? Germany will go with a victory in the World Cup quarterfinals. Because despite having seven players suffering from flu-like symptoms, it rolled over France, 1-0, on Friday in Brazil. German Coach Joachim Loew said a third of his squad came into the game with sore throats and high temperatures -- among them star striker Thomas Mueller. Another, midfielder Christoph Kramer, missed the team’s last training session because of chills. They likely felt better after Germany advanced to the semifinals for the fourth consecutive World Cup by winning a physical game that had few real scoring opportunities, especially in the first half. And those that did...

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