Germany: So near yet so far has been the case for Germans in the past few tournaments. Joachim Loew’s side excel in all departments but will have to make it count when it matters the most. They are placed in a formidable group and with stalwarts like Muller, Ozil, Lahm, Kroos, Gotze and a host of other stars they will be looking to get down to business. One problem area for the Germans can be the striking role with veteran Miroslav Klose the only well known face.
Portugal: World number 4 Portugal depends a lot on their talismanic captain Christiano Ronaldo to guide them through the group stages. He single-handedly brought them to the World Cup and his fitness will decide their progress in the tournament. That said, Portugal are known for their unity and perform above expectation at major finals.
Total Matches Played:17
Germany 9 Wins, Portugal 3 Wins, 5 Draws