• This will be the first ever meeting between Portugal and Ghana.
  • Portugal’s World Cup record against African sides is balanced with one win (v Angola in 2006), one draw (v Ivory Coast in 2010) and one defeat (v Morocco in 1986).
  • Portugal have won only one of their last nine World Cup games (D4 L4).
  • Asamoah Gyan has equalled Roger Milla’s record for most World Cup goals by an African player – they both have five.
  • Portugal have failed to score in six of their last nine World Cup matches.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored just two World Cup goals despite attempting 62 shots (including blocked).
  • Nani’s goal against USA was the first scored by Portugal in the World Cup in 276 minutes.
  • Portugal recorded a pass accuracy of 88.08% against USA; their best rate in a World Cup match from 1966 onwards.
  • Ghana are without a World Cup clean sheet in six matches.
  • Ghana have failed to win any of their last four World Cup group games (D2 L2).