10 interesting stats ahead of Brazil vs Germany

1 – The only previous World Cup meeting between these two nations was the final in 2002 when Brazil won 2-0.

3 – Brazil have won the fewest games to reach the quarter-finals (3). Germany have won four of their five, as have the Netherlands, whilst Argentina have won all five.

3 – All three goals scored by these two nations in their quarter-final matches were scored by centre-backs (Thiago Silva, David Luiz and Mats Hummels).

4 – Germany are the first country to reach the final four of the World Cup in four consecutive tournaments.

6 – Brazil have won five and drawn one of their six World Cup semi-final matches, advancing on all six occasions.

9 – Germany have lost just one of their last nine World Cup matches against South American opposition (vs Brazil in 2002), winning six and drawing two.

15 – Miroslav Klose needs one more goal to become the all-time World Cup top scorer on his own. He is currently tied with Brazil’s Ronaldo on 15.

31 – Brazil’s 31 fouls against Colombia in the last round was the most by any nation in a single game at this tournament.

50% – Neymar has been involved in five of Brazil’s 10 goals at this tournament (4 goals, 1 assist). The Barcelona forward has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament through injury.

220 – Brazil are the highest-scoring nation in World Cup history, whilst Germany are narrowly behind on 216 goals.