10 interesting stats ahead of Germany vs Algeria

1 – Germany, Argentina and Switzerland received the fewest bookings in the group stage, each nation collecting a single yellow card.

2 – Algeria and Greece have reached the knockout rounds of the World Cup for the first time in their history.

2 – For the first time in World Cup history two African nations have made it to the second round. There had been exactly one African nation in each of the last seven World Cups reach the second round before Nigeria and Algeria both progressed this year.

3 – Germany have reached at least the semi-finals in each of the last three World Cups.  No nation has ever reached the final four in four successive tournaments.

5 – Germany have reached 5 of the last 10 World Cup finals, winning two of them (1974 and 1990).

5 – Only Colombia (6) had more different goalscorers in the group stage than Algeria.

6 – Algeria became only the 6th African nation to reach the second round of a World Cup, after Morocco, Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana.

9 – Thomas Müller has scored 9 goals in 9 World Cup matches including a hat-trick in Germany’s opener against Portugal at this World Cup, and their winner versus the USA.

15 – Miroslav Klose needs to score 1 more goal in this tournament to be the all-time World Cup topscorer on his own.  He is currently tied on 15 with Brazil’s Ronaldo.

67% – Thomas Müller scored with 4 of his 6 shots in the group stage.