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Not So Fast: U.S. Advances Despite Loss to Germany

Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the World Cup's knockout stage despite losing.

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Image: German fans watch as their team play against the U.S. during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match, in Berlin

German fans wear ponchos and watch as their team plays against the U.S. during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match, in the rain at the Fanmeile public viewing arena in Berlin on June 26, 2014. 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.

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Jermaine Jones of the U.S. in action against Mats Hummels of Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, on Thursday.

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United States' Clint Dempsey challenges Mesut Oezil of Germany during their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match.

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Omar Gonzalez of the United States is shown a yellow card by referee Ravshan Irmatov after a foul on Bastian Schweinsteiger of Germany.

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Team USA fans Jon Gonzalez and Angie Plummer have mixed reactions at Zeppelin Hall Restaurant and Biergarten in Jersey City, N.J., throughout the USA vs. Germany FIFA World Cup match.

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Image: Germany's Mueller scores past Howard of the U.S. during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match in Recife

Germany's Thomas Mueller (unseen) scores past goalkeeper Tim Howard of the U.S. (during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match in Recife.

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USA's Clint Dempsey lies on the pitch during the FIFA World Cup 2014 group G preliminary round match between the the U.S. and Germany.

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Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger is challenged by United States' Alejandro Bedoya at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife.

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Fans of the German national team watch the FIFA World Cup 2014 match between Germany and USA on sofas at a public viewing in Berlin.

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United States fans react while watching the final minutes of the 2014 World Cup soccer match between the United States and Germany at a public viewing party in Detroit.

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Jermaine Jones and Alejandro Bedoya of the United States react after colliding on Thursday.

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Thomas Mueller of Germany celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 1-0 lead during the group G preliminary round match.

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