• Germany have won their two previous games against Ghana, in a friendly on 14 April 1993 (6-1) and in the World Cup group stages on 23 June 2010 (1-0).
  • All seven of Germany’s goals against Ghana have been scored from the 60th minute onwards.
  • Germany’s only defeat against an African side at the World Cup was against Algeria on 16 June 1982 (1-2), winning four and drawing one.
  • Germany have only lost one of their last 19 games in the group stages of the World Cup, it was against Serbia on 18 June 2010 (0-1), winning 14 and drawing four.
  • Ghana have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five World Cup games. They have conceded just six goals in the process, however.
  • Germany have opened their last seven 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.
  • However Germany have won their second World Cup group game on just one occasion since 1994 (D3 L1), it was in 2006 v Poland (1-0). In 2010 they lost 1-0 to Serbia.
  • Four of the last six World Cup goals Ghana have conceded have come from set-pieces, including the late winner for the USA in their opener.
  • Miroslav Klose currently has 14 World Cup goals – only Brazilian star Ronaldo has more (15).
  • Thomas Müller has scored eight goals in seven World Cup games and seven in his last four.