• The overall record between the USA and Portugal is perfectly balanced with two wins each, one draw and five goals each.
  • The USA have won their last two games against Portugal, including their encounter during the group stages of the 2002 World Cup (3-2). It’s their only meeting at the World Cup.
  • Current Portugal head-coach Paulo Bento came on as a substitute in that game.
  • There were two own goals during the USA’s 3-2 win against Portugal at the 2002 World Cup – it had never happened before or since in the competition.
  • Jürgen Klinsmann beat Portugal as head-coach of Germany at the 2006 World Cup. It was in the third place final (3-1).
  • Portugal have only won one of their last eight games at the World Cup (7-0 v North Korea in 2010), drawing three and losing four.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored two goals from a total of 55 shots at the World Cup.
  • The USA have only kept two clean sheets in their last 24 games at the World Cup.
  • The 4-0 defeat against Germany was Portugal’s heaviest World Cup defeat ever, and also the first time they conceded four goals in this competition.
  • The USA have scored in seven successive World Cup games and could now equal their association record (8, 1930 – 1990).