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France vs. Germany: World Cup 2014 match preview

World Cup quarter-final between France and Germany at Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, on Friday, July 4, 2014, kick-off 17.00 (BST)

Betting: France 11-5, Germany 7-5, Draw 2-1.
Stat of the game: In 25 previous clashes, France have won 11 to Germany's eight successes, with six drawn. In terms of goals scored, Germany have the edge, with 42 to France's 41.
France vs. Germany
Estadio Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
Friday, July 4, 2014 

Kick-off: 17.00 BST.
TV sport live streaming

Match Preview

Games played: 4
W3 D1 L0
World Cup
4 Jul 17:00 - Estadio do Maracanã
Games played: 4
W3 D1 L0

  • There have been 17 goals scored in the three previous World Cup meetings between France and Germany, an average 5.7 goals per game.
  • Germany have scored two or more goals in each of those World Cup matches and are unbeaten since their first World Cup clash with France in 1958 (3-6 defeat), winning in the 1982 clash on penalties (3-3) and winning in 1986 (2-0).
  • The two sides last met in a friendly in February 2013. France took the lead through a Mathieu Valbuena strike in the first half, before second half goals from Thomas Müller and Sami Khedira secured the victory for Germany.
  • Germany have reached the semi-finals of the last three World Cups. No nation has ever made the last four in four successive tournaments.
  • Germany are unbeaten in 15 internationals (W10 D5), longer than any other side still involved at the World Cup.
  • On the last five occasions that France have progressed past round 1 in the World Cup, they have reached the semi-final stage (1958, 1982, 1986, 1998 and 2006).
  • All of France’s goals during this World Cup have come from inside the box (10).
  • France have lost only one of their 10 games played on Brazilian soil (W6 D3).
  • France are the first team to benefit from two own goals in the same World Cup.
  • Les Bleus have hit the woodwork more often than any other team at this World Cup (6), which is the highest tally for a team since Poland and Argentina in 1982 (both 6).
  • Thomas Müller (four goals, two assists) has been directly involved in six of Germany’s nine goals (66.7%) at this this World Cup.
  • Karim Benzema (19) has fired in 12 more shots than any other French player during this tournament.
  • André Schürrle has scored five goals in his last five competitive matches for Germany.
  • Miroslav Klose needs one more goal to be the World Cup’s highest scorer. He is currently joint-top with Ronaldo (15 goals).


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