10 interesting stats ahead of Portugal vs Ghana

1 – Portugal have won 1, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their three World Cup meetings with African nations in the World Cup.

1 – Portugal have won exactly 1 match in each of their 3 World Cup campaigns outside of Europe. These came in Mexico ’86, South Korea/Japan 2002 and 2010 South Africa. They have finished 3rd and 4th in the two tournaments they have qualified for in Europe.

2 – Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 2 goals in 12 World Cup appearances.

4 – Ghana are winless in their last four World Cup group games.

5 – Asamoah Gyan’s goal against Germany saw the Ghana striker become the joint-highest African goalscorer in the World Cup, along with Cameroon’s Roger Milla.

6 – Ghana have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last six World Cup matches.

7 – Portugal are unbeaten in their last 7 World Cup matches against nations outside of Europe, winning 4 and drawing 3.

7 – Portugal have kept clean sheets in 7 of their last 13 World Cup matches.

11% – Portugal have won only 1 of their last 9 World Cup matches, drawing 4 and losing 4.

67% – Portugal have failed to score in 6 of their last 9 World Cup matches.