Thursday, July 3, 2014

World Cup 2014 quarter-finals: France vs. Germany

The opening clash of the World Cup 2014 quarter-finals sees Europe’s heavyweights face off in Rio de Janeiro, as France take on Germany for a place in the last four.

We’ve seen five out of eight knockout-stage matches go all the way to the wire with nothing to separate them after 90 minutes, and Friday’s clash could be the same with two of the best in the business locking horns.

Here, we take a look at both nations’ form heading into the match and assess who could come out on top.

Venue: Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro

Date: Friday, 4 July

Time: 5 p.m. BST / 12 p.m. ET

TV Info: BBC One (U.K.) / ESPN2 (U.S.)

Live Stream: BBC iPlayer / ESPN Player / ZDF (Germany) Canal+ (France)