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Hosts France break Germany's 50-year record to reach Euro 2016 finals


France's players acknowledge their supporters after winning the Euro 2016 semi-final against Germany 2-0. AFP


Germany's players reacts after the Euro 2016 semi-final loss to France. The World Champions lost 2-0. AFP


The Euro 2016 semi-final win is France's first victory over Germany in a major tournament since 1958. AFP


Paul Pogba vies for the ball with Julian Draxler and Toni Kroos. It was Pogba's cross that was cleared by Neuer into the Antoine Griezmann 's path to fire home. AFP


Antoine Griezmann took up the mantle for France with two goals that crushed world champions Germany. AFP


France's recent years have been clouded by defeats and scandal, including a player strike at the 2010 World Cup. Now the country appears to be behind them again. AFP


Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli gives a yellow card to Germany's defender Emre Can. AFP


Antoine Griezmann celebrates with teammates after he scored a penalty shot giving France the first goal of the match. AFP


The French victory in Marseille was the first time Germany had lost to the hosts at a major finals since their famous 4-2 defeat to England in the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley. AFP


From the Eiffel Tower in Paris to the Vieux Port in Marseille, French supporters erupted in joy after the national side beat Germany. AFP


German supporters follow the Euro 2016 semi-final at the public screening at the "Fan Mile" in Berlin. AFP

Updated Date: Jul 08, 2016 11:02 AM

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