Germany's opening game at the 2014 World Cup against Portugal will be their 100th in the competition, they are the first team to reach that tally in the competition.
Germany have only lost one of their last 18 games in the group stages of the World Cup, it was against Serbia on 18 June 2010 (0-1), winning 13 and drawing four.
Portugal have lost their two games in the World Cup against their opponents in Group G: USA in 2002 and Germany in 2006.
Die Mannschaft have opened their last six World Cups with a victory; the last time they failed to win their opening game was back in 1986, when they drew 1-1 with Uruguay.
Germany scored more goals than any other team in the 2014 European World Cup qualifiers (36).
Joao Moutinho delivered more assists than any other player in the 2014 European World Cup qualifiers (10).
Portugal have only won one of their last seven games at the World Cup (7-0 v North Korea in 2010), drawing three and losing three.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored two goals from a total of 48 shots at the World Cup.
Portugal have only won three of their 17 previous internationals against Germany (D5 L9), losing their last three at major tournaments (World Cup 2006, Euro 2012 and Euro 2008).
Miroslav Klose currently has 14 World Cup goals – only Brazilian star Ronaldo has more (15).