The 2014 FIFA World Cup has been wall-to-wall football action, not a quiet or boring game in sight. Now that the knockout France 2014 World Cup Home Shirtstage has ended the already intense competition will heat up even further. When the France home kit 2014 meets the Germany soccer jerseys on Friday for their quarterfinal clash, fireworks and explosive on the pitch action can be expected.

With over a week left until the final it is clear to say that the 2014 FIFA World Cup has certainly lived up to expectations. Brazil was expected to put on a show, and the crowds and football action have been unmissable so far. You still have time to get involved and order 2014 World Cup jerseys and kits online at Soccer Box. Order a Germany football shirt or France jersey while supplies last!

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Group Stage Action

It is fair to say that France had the easier group stage draw; they were drawn into Group E alongside Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras. Whereas, Germany was drawn into the Group of Death, Group D, alongside 3 other strong World Cup final contenders; Portugal, USA and Ghana.

It is also reasonable to mention that France nearly didn't secure a slot at the 2014 World Cup at all. Drawn into a qualifying group alongside Spain, Finland, Georgia and Belarus, France finished 2nd in the group and required the play-off to secure qualification. Even the play-off wasn't straightforward, the Ukraine put up a strong fight in the 1st game winning 2-0, however, France came back with a 3-0 win in the 2nd leg to secure qualification and the launch of the France home kit 2014 for World Cup match play.

France began their World Cup action as they intended to go on; with a goal scoring frenzy against Honduras they secured 3 points and a sizeable goal difference winning 3-0. They added to that in their 2nd match beating Switzerland 5-2. With a draw enough to secure progression the team relaxed a little in the last game holding Ecuador to a 0-0 draw.

Group G was a completely different story. In similar fashion to France the team wearing the Germany football shirt proved their desire in the 1st game against Portugal winning 4-0. After this 1st strong tirade though the Germans slipped a little, being held to a 2-2 draw by Ghana only narrowly netting an equalizer to earn a single point. Against the USA a 55th minute goal by Muller was enough to secure 3 points and the top spot in the group.

Tricky Last-16 Match-Ups

The Round of 16 proved tricky for both teams. On paper Germany and France were the obvious winners ranked by FIFA at 2nd and 17th respectively. Germany would meet Algeria ranked at 22nd, and France would meet Nigeria ranked at 44th. However, the games were not the walkovers many would of thought.

The France home kit 2014 will be making a quarterfinal appearance thanks to 2 late goals. The game was evenly tied throughout with both sides challenging and defending leaving no openings for a winning goal. French footballer Pogba finally broke through the Nigerian defense on the 79th minute. With hope lost Joseph Yobo made an unfortunate mistake netting an own-goal in the 92nd minute ensuring France's progression. Overall, France was marginally the most worthy side and deserves its quarterfinal place.

However, Algeria played solidly and defended spectacularly, at times they looked likely to be the 1st team to score. After 90 minutes they had managed to hold the team wearing the Germany football shirt to a 0-0 draw. The result was a magnificent 30 minutes of extra-time that held 3 goals and a valiant effort from both teams. Andre Schurrle and Mesut Ozil score a goal each for Germany while Abdelmoumene Djabou scored a much deserve 121st minute consolation goal for Algeria. The result put Germany into the quarterfinal against France but they certainly did not play football to convince fans and commentators that they may indeed lift the 2014 World Cup trophy.

Quarterfinal Prospects

France Versus Germany will be the 2nd quarterfinal game. It will be held at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. The winner will meet either Brazil or Columbia in the semifinal tie. As it stands based on FIFA Rankings Germany appears to be the favored team. However, based on eagerness and World Cup gameplay to date it easy to see that France may be the eventual winner.

We will have to wait and watch for the final result but what can be guaranteed is that it will be an entertaining match worth watching. Whether you think the France home kit will take the lead or that the Germany football jerseys will win now is the time to order your football shirts online at Soccer Box.