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Germany, France aim for quarterfinal berths

Updated: June 29, 2011, 2:37 PM ET
By John Carr, ESPN Stats & Information

On Thursday, Group A takes to the pitch in its second round of group-stage matches. Both France and host Germany have an opportunity to clinch a quarterfinal berth.

• France has won once in six friendly matches against Canada and with a win Thursday could clinch its first quarterfinal berth and eliminate the Canadians. However, a win for Canada would leave the two sides level on points, giving Canada the edge because of an easier third group-stage match (Canada plays Nigeria ...

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