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Summary

  1. Necib puts France ahead
  2. Celia Sasic levels with late penalty
  3. Thiney misses late sitter for France
  4. Lavogez misses crucial spot-kick

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By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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Start as we mean to go on?

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That there was a cracking start to the quarter-final action!

China versus USA is up at 00:30 BST and live text commentary will begin shortly, with the game live on BBC Red Button (via the blue key menu) and online.

Then attention turns to England. Can Mark Sampson's side continue their history-making run? Join us tomorrow to find out.

Ozil's happy

Germany win on penalties

Semifinals! Brillant team performance ladies and great penalty shootout! Good job from #Angerer! #GER #BeTheDifference #FIFAWWC #GERFRA

Germany win on penalties

Glad I don't gamble 😐 lavojez might need a shoulder tonight 😔 fancy us against the Germans if we play them #WWC2015 #Lionesses

Next up for Germany

Next up for Germany is either China or USA, who kick off their quarter-final at 12:30 BST. 

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England eyes watching on

Germany win on penalties

Sampson and Carney straight out news conference to watch #ger v #fra pens. Dismay as France miss last #FIFAWWC

Sampson and Carney straight out news conference to watch #ger v #fra pens. Dismay as France miss last #FIFAWWC

'Angerer comes good again'

Germany win on penalties

Rachel Brown-Finnis

Former England goalkeeper

Germany are notoriously solid at the well-rehearsed moments and I expected them to go through. Nadine Angerer has saved many a penalty for Germany down the years and in her final World Cup she came up good again.

Germany beat France on penalties

Germany winning a penalty shootout. Who saw that coming, eh?

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Germany win on penalties

#bbcfootball We win!!!!! Undeserved, but we will take it. Such is football. Aurevoir, France.

#GER win on penalties! #germanydontmiss @OULondon @OU_Sport #WWC2015 #bbcfootball @bbcthree @BBCSport

Germany beat France on penalties

Germany coach Silvia Neid races on to the pitch, beaming smile on her face. She retires at the end of this World Cup, but the adventure for her and Germany goes on.

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BreakingGERMANY WIN ON PENALTIES

MISSED PENALTY

Germany 5-4 France - Claire Lavogez

Claire Lavogez
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Big run up...and she smacks the ball against the legs of the keeper. Germany are through!  

SCORES!

Germany 5-4 France - Celia Sasic

Whistle goes, quick run up and into the bottom right corner.  

SCORES!

Germany 4-4 France - Wendie Renard

Nonchalant. A little skip up and she swipes the ball home. Double fist pump ensues.  

SCORES!

Germany 4-3 France - Dzsenifer Marozsan

Bouhaddi goes the right way, but the ball is just out of her reach. 

SCORES!

Germany 3-3 France - Louisa Necib

  This could go on all night! 3-3 and great penalty, into the roof of the net. 

SCORES!

Germany 3-2 France - Babett Peter

  Peter launches the ball into the net, the ball grazing the keeper's hand.  

SCORES!

Germany 2-2 France - Camille Abily

She looked nervous, but great penalty again. Mid-hit with the keeper sent the wrong way. Tense! 

SCORES!

Germany 2-1 France - Simone Laudehr

  Carbon copy of the first penalty. To the keeper's left.   

SCORES!

Germany 1-1 France - Gaetane Thiney

  Low and into the bottom right. 1-1...  

SCORES!

Germany 1-0 France - Melanie Behringer

  Calm as you like. To the left of the keeper, who dives the wrong way.  

Germany 1-1 France

Here we go then...

Germany 1-1 France

Germany have never taken part in a penalty shootout, believe it or not.

If they follow suit from their male counterparts, France are coming home...

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FULL-TIME

That's it. To penalties!

Germany 1-1 France

...Louisa Necib's corner is punched from the head of Wendie Renard, before Kheira Hamraoui plants a shot on the roof of the net from outside the box.

Germany 1-1 France

Two minutes of stoppage time, and France have a corner...

Germany 1-1 France

A minute left. The coaches are gearing up for penalties. It is surely inevitable now.

Germany 1-1 France

I was hoping that was offside. Because that is the only excuse for not scoring. Even then, it should be in the back of the net. #bbcfootball

Sorry Stacy, it was very much onside...

'It was on a plate!'

Germany 1-1 France

I can't believe it! How has she missed that?!It was on a plate for Gaetane Thiney. If France don't go through now...

Lucy WardBBC pundit

What a miss!

Germany 1-1 France

This is the moment for heroes and surely Gaetane Thiney is France's? Jessica Houara crosses behind the defence and Thiney is there at the far post, the goal at her mercy, Nadine Angerer resigned to beating beaten. Wide!

How did she miss it??

Germany 1-1 France

Dzsenifer Marozsan has a tired, leggy shot from 25 yards which barely reached the goal. It's penalties. They know it. We know it. You know it.

Twelve yards, possibly 10 kicks to decide on a place in the last four...

Germany 1-1 France

Gaetane Thiney steams in as she tries to meet a cross towards the post, but Nadine Angerer strides off her line to make the catch confidently. 

Eight minutes to go.

Germany 1-1 France

Kheira Hamraoui is taking her time to get back on the pitch as the France coaching staff try to get her cleaned up. They stick some tape over some spots of blood on her shorts, and she is good to go again.

Final 10...

Germany 1-1 France

##bbcfootball You just have the feeling Germany are going to nick this from one silly mistake by France

Germany 1-1 France

Kheira Hamraoui has taken a nasty whack to her nose and currently has cotton wool stuffed up it as they try to stop the bleeding. Meanwhile, France have a corner, but it is a tired effort from Louisa Necib, who sends it over the top of everyone.

KICK-OFF

Germany 1-1 France

Nadine Angerer looks on
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There's 22 tired looking players out there. Germany get us back under way...

HALF-TIME IN EXTRA-TIME

Germany 1-1 France

Germany players are treated
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Germany 1-1 France

France don't deal with the corner too well, but eventually get rid of the danger. One minute of time to add on.

Germany 1-1 France

Claire Lavogez of France challenges Tabea Kemme
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I always feel cheated if there is a goal in extra-time. We've got this far, we may as well have penalties.

Fortunately, penalties look the most likely outcome here. It is an open game, but no dangerous chances. Germany have a corner, though...

Germany 1-1 France

Now France bring on some fresh legs as Kheira Hamraoui replaces a tiring Marie Laure Delie.