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In 'early final,' Germany ousts France in penalty kick shootout to reach World Cup semis

  • France's Louisa Necib, left, celebrates her goal against Germany with teammate Amandine Henry during the second half of a FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer game, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    France's Louisa Necib, left, celebrates her goal against Germany with teammate Amandine Henry during the second half of a FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer game, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Germany's Celia Sasic, left, sheilds the ball from France's Louisa Necib during the first half of a FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer game, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Germany's Celia Sasic, left, sheilds the ball from France's Louisa Necib during the first half of a FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer game, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Germany's Tabea Kemme (22) and France's Amandine Henry (6) battle for a head ball during the first half of a FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer game, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Germany's Tabea Kemme (22) and France's Amandine Henry (6) battle for a head ball during the first half of a FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal soccer game, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Celia Sasic tied the score with an 84th minute, Nadine Angerer stopped Claire Lavogez in the final attempt of a shootout and Germany beat France 5-4 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie Friday night to reach the Women's World Cup semifinals.

The 2003 and '07 World Cup champions will play Tuesday against the United States or China.

The Germans — men and women — have won all five of their World Cup shootouts. And the top-ranked German women have a chance to add another trophy after their win over No. 3 France in a match that was seen as an "early final."

Louisa Necib scored in the 64th minute for France, but Sasic scored the equalizer on a penalty kick after a hand ball in the penalty area.