10 interesting stats ahead of France vs Germany

2 – Germany have received the fewest cards at the 2014 World Cup.

2 – France are the first nation to benefit from two own goals in a single World Cup. Honduras goalkeeper Noel Valladares and Nigeria defender Joseph Yobo aiding Didier Deschamps’ side.

3 – Germany have reached the semi-finals in each of the last three World Cups. No nations has ever made four successive appearances in the final four.

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

5 – On the last five occasions that France have progressed past the first round of the World Cup they have gone on to reach at least the semi-final stage (1958, 1982, 1986, 1998 and 2006).

5 – André Schürrle has scored five goals in his last five competitive matches for Germany. The Chelsea forward came off the bench to give Joachim Löw’s the lead in extra-time against Algeria in the last round.

6 – France have hit the woodwork on more occasions than any other side so far at Brazil 2014.

15 – Miroslav Klose is one goal away from becoming the all-time World Cup top scorer. He is currently joint with Ronaldo on 15 goals.

24 – France striker Karim Benzema has had the most attempts at goal in this tournament.

67% – Thomas Müller has been involved in six of Germany’s nine goals at this World Cup (4 goals, 1 assist).