• There have been 17 goals scored in the three previous World Cup meetings between France and Germany, an average 5.7 goals per game.
  • Germany have scored two or more goals in each of those World Cup matches and are unbeaten since their first World Cup clash with France in 1958 (3-6 defeat), winning in the 1982 clash on penalties (3-3) and winning in 1986 (2-0).
  • The two sides last met in a friendly in February 2013. France took the lead through a Mathieu Valbuena strike in the first half, before second half goals from Thomas Müller and Sami Khedira secured the victory for Germany.
  • Germany have reached the semi-finals of the last three World Cups. No nation has ever made the last four in four successive tournaments.
  • Germany are unbeaten in 15 internationals (W10 D5), longer than any other side still involved at the World Cup.
  • On the last five occasions that France have progressed past round 1 in the World Cup, they have reached the semi-final stage (1958, 1982, 1986, 1998 and 2006).
  • All of France’s goals during this World Cup have come from inside the box (10).
  • France have lost only one of their 10 games played on Brazilian soil (W6 D3).
  • France are the first team to benefit from two own goals in the same World Cup.
  • Les Bleus have hit the woodwork more often than any other team at this World Cup (6), which is the highest tally for a team since Poland and Argentina in 1982 (both 6).
  • Thomas Müller (four goals, two assists) has been directly involved in six of Germany’s nine goals (66.7%) at this this World Cup.
  • Karim Benzema (19) has fired in 12 more shots than any other French player during this tournament.
  • André Schürrle has scored five goals in his last five competitive matches for Germany.
  • Miroslav Klose needs one more goal to be the World Cup’s highest scorer. He is currently joint-top with Ronaldo (15 goals).