Football: Brazil, Germany march on at World Cup

Germany reaches the semi-finals for a record fourth straight time after a header from Mats Hummels helps beat France 1-0 at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Duration: 01:49 Jul 5, 2014

Slideshow of Day 23 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Slideshow of Day 23 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on July 4, 2014. Pictures of quarter-final football matches between France and Germany (0-1) at The Maracana Stadium, and Brazil and Colombia (2-1) at the Castelao Stadium. Duration: 03:23 Jul 5, 2014

Germany enters FIFA World Cup semi-finals defeating France 1-0

Rio De Janeiro, July 05 (ANI): Rio de Janeiro_s FIFA Fan Fest was ignited with yellow, black and red as Germany reached the World Cup semi-finals after beating France 1-0 at the Maracana. Although France did find some space on the flanks there was precious little to aim at in the middle as the organisation and concentration of the German defenders was absolute. Deschamps was not the only one with high expectations of the Germans_ performance, as Germany fan expressed that he had hoped for even more from his team. One Brazilian fan at the Fan Fest turned out in her German colours, saying she would not know who to support in the case of a Brazil-Gemany semi-final. France fans too continued to look forward, despite lamenting a fairly miserable performance from their side. Jul 5, 2014

Brazil fans celebrate 2-1 victory over Colombia making way to semi-finals

Brazil, July 05 (ANI): Two goals for Brazil was enough to put the home nation into the World Cup semi-final as they beat Colombia by 2-1 and sent fans in Rio de Janeiro wild. The FIFA Fan Fest on Rio_s famous Copacabana beach was packed with soccer fans who saw a stunning second-half free kick from Brazil_s David Luiz seal a win over Colombia in a frantic World Cup quarter-final match, keeping the hosts on track for a sixth world title. As they celebrated in Rio_s Fan Fest, Brazilian fans were already looking forward to a semi-final clash with Germany, who earlier beat France 1-0 at the Maracana stadium. Brazil_s forward Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup after fracturing vertebrae in the closing stages of the match, causing a major blow to the host nation. Jul 5, 2014

Germans revel in victory over France in Rio

German fans leaving Maracana stadium in Rio are euphoric after Germany beats France 1-0 in quarter finals, while supporters of the French team head home disappointed. Duration: 00:50 Jul 5, 2014

Deadly viaduct collapse in Brazil World Cup city

At least one person was killed and more than 10 injured Thursday when an unfinished viaduct collapsed in the southeastern Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, firefighters said. Duration: 00:39 Jul 5, 2014