• Germany's opening game at the 2014 World Cup against Portugal will be their 100th in the competition, they are the first team to reach that tally in the competition.
  • Germany have only lost one of their last 18 games in the group stages of the World Cup, it was against Serbia on 18 June 2010 (0-1), winning 13 and drawing four.
  • Portugal have lost their two games in the World Cup against their opponents in Group G: USA in 2002 and Germany in 2006.
  • Die Mannschaft have opened their last six World Cups with a victory; the last time they failed to win their opening game was back in 1986, when they drew 1-1 with Uruguay.
  • Germany scored more goals than any other team in the 2014 European World Cup qualifiers (36).
  • Joao Moutinho delivered more assists than any other player in the 2014 European World Cup qualifiers (10).
  • Portugal have only won one of their last seven games at the World Cup (7-0 v North Korea in 2010), drawing three and losing three.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored two goals from a total of 48 shots at the World Cup.
  • Portugal have only won three of their 17 previous internationals against Germany (D5 L9), losing their last three at major tournaments (World Cup 2006, Euro 2012 and Euro 2008).
  • Miroslav Klose currently has 14 World Cup goals – only Brazilian star Ronaldo has more (15).