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  1. Bayern Munich win the World Cup

    by , 13th July 2014 at 10:29 PM (11v11 blog)
    Bayern player Mario Goetze scored the winning goal - and he wasn't short of club team-mates in the Estadio do Maracana.

    Thomas Muller was Germany's top scorer and second only to James Rodriguez in the competition for the Golden Boot. Batyern keeper Manuel Neuer won the Golden Glove.

    Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany's captain Philipp Lahm, Toni Kroos, and Jerome Boateng all ply their trade in the Bavarian capital.

    Arsenal, who won the world cup in 1998, got a look in this time, with Ozil and Mertesacker playing in the final - but Bayern not only provided more players than any other team to the World Cup winners - Bayern players were amongst the best performers of the competition.

    As Berti Vogts said during his time as Germany coach, "Der Star ...

    Updated 14th July 2014 at 07:05 AM by 11v11

    World Cup , Germany , National Teams
  2. Germany v Argentina stats

    by , 10th July 2014 at 11:16 AM (11v11 blog)
    Following the total thrashing of Brazil by the rampant Germans, Germany are favorites to lift the World Cup trophy at the end of this game.

    But Argentina showed against the Netherlands that they can hold an world-class attack at bay - not forgetting they have arguably the best player in the world in Lionel Messi.

    Germany v Argentina stats

    • This will be Germany’s 8th World Cup final (more than any other nation), and they have now reached a World Cup final in each of the last 7 decades (1954; 1966; 1974; 1982 and 1986; 1990; 2002 and 2014).(W3 L4)
    • This will be Argentina’s 5th World Cup final, (W2 L2)
    • This will be the 3rd World Cup final between Germany and Argentina. Argentina won 3-2 in 1986, Germany 1-0 in 1990).

    Updated 11th July 2014 at 11:42 AM by 11v11

    Argentina , Germany , National Teams
  3. Brazil's worst ever defeat

    by , 8th July 2014 at 09:46 PM (11v11 blog)
    The 1-7 semi-final loss against Germany will go down as Brazil's worst ever loss in international football:

    Here are their other extremely poor performances:

    18 September 1920 Uruguay v Brazil 6-0 South American Championship
    03 June 1934 Yugoslavia v Brazil 8-4 International
    05 March 1940 Argentina v Brazil 6-1 Copa Julio Roca

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    Whilst this 7-1 victory was arguably Germany's best ever performance in the World Cup, it was not their most emphatic score-line which was an 8-0 win against Saudi Arabia in 2002.

    Updated 9th July 2014 at 10:50 AM by 11v11

    World Cup , Brazil , Germany , National Teams
  4. Brazil v Germany preview stats

    by , 8th July 2014 at 10:38 AM (11v11 blog)
    Brazil are on a run of 42 undefeated home matches - their last defeat having been against Paraguay in August 2002. If the Germany force Brazil to taste defeat this evening, it will be a bitter pill to swallow.
    Brazil have lost none of their last 6 semi-final matches, winning 5 and going through on penalties in the other.

    • Germany are the first country to reach four consecutive World Cup semi-finals.
    • The only other meeting between these sides at the World Cup was in the 2002 final when Brazil won, with Ronaldo scoring both goals.
    • Germany won the last meeting between the two sides 3-2, with the goals scored by Bastian Schweinsteiger, Andre Schurrle, Mario Gotze, Neymar and Robinho.
    • Thiago Silva will miss the semi-final through suspension and Neymar (who will
  5. France v Germany preview stats

    by , 3rd July 2014 at 08:04 PM (11v11 blog)
    The current French side are nothing like as good as the World Cup winners of 1998 and it would be a surprise if they win this game against a German side which is unbeaten in 15 internationals.

    France v Germany stats:

    • There have been 17 goals in the 3 World Cup matches between France and Germany
    • Germany won the 1982 match on penalties after one of the most controversial incidents in world football history – the “tackle” by Harald Schumacher which Michel Platini thought at the time had killed his team-mate Patrick Battiston.
    • If they win this game, Germany will become the only nation to have reached the semi-finals in four successive tournaments.
    • Germany are unbeaten in 15 internationals (W10 D5 L0) and 15 World Cup matches (including qualifiers).
    • Miroslav

    Updated 4th July 2014 at 05:56 AM by 11v11

    World Cup , France , Germany , National Teams
  6. Germany v Algeria stats

    by , 30th June 2014 at 01:28 PM (11v11 blog)
    At the time of writing, Algeria have a 100% win record against Germany. For Algeria to retain possession and keep that record intact will be, in the words of coach Vahid Halilhodzic, “very challenging.”

    A victory for Algeria would redress the "non-aggression pact of Gijon" -a long-standing historical calumny, perpetrated by West Germany and Austria, who are widely believed to have effectively conspired to engineer a 1-0 win for Germany to allow both sides to progress at Algeria's expense in the 1982 World Cup first group stage.

    Some pre-match statlets:

    • The Algeria 2-1 victory over West Germany in 1982 is their only victory over a European opponent at the World Cup to date (W1 D3 L4).
    • Algeria's 6 goals in this tournament have been scored by

    Updated 30th June 2014 at 01:59 PM by 11v11

    World Cup , Algeria , Germany , National Teams
  7. USA v Germany preview stats

    by , 26th June 2014 at 11:32 AM (11v11 blog)
    The USA would very much welcome a draw in this game - which would see both sides progress to the Round of 16 at the expense of Ghana and Portugal.

    However, there has never been a draw between these two sides in their 9 matches (Germany won 6, USA 3) and it remains to be seen if Germany will play ball.


    • The two sides have met twice before at the World Cup. Germany won 2-0 in 1998, (with Jurgen Klinsmann scoring), and 1-0 in the 2002 quarter-finals.
    • Possible goalfest? The last 4 matches between these 2 sides have produced 19 goals.
    • Clint Dempsey needs one more goal to equal Landon Donovan's USA record of 5 World Cup goals.
    • The USA have now conceded 7 goals in the first 5 minutes of World Cup matches – a new record.
    • The USA have only

    Updated 26th June 2014 at 11:58 AM by 11v11

    World Cup , Germany , USMNT , National Teams
  8. Germany v Portugal stats

    by , 15th June 2014 at 10:28 PM (11v11 blog)
    The game against Portugal will see Germany becoming the 1st team to reach 100 matches in the World Cup and the story of the stats is that they are likely to celebrate the milestone in style:

    • Germany have only lost 1 of their last 18 games in the group stages of the World Cup (W13 D4 L1). Serbia defeated them 1-0 in 2010.
    • Germany have begun their last 6 World Cups with a win, whereas Portugal have only won 1 of their last 7 openers.
    • Germany scored 36 goals – more than any other team - in the 2014 European World Cup qualifiers.
    • Miroslav Klose currently has 14 World Cup goals - only Ronaldo (the Brazilian one) has more with 15.

    Head to Head games

    27/02/36 Portugal v Germany 1-3 (International)
    24/04/38 Germany v Portugal ...
  9. World Cup Team Base Camps announced

    by , 4th February 2014 at 07:58 PM (11v11 blog)
    The Team Base Camps for all 32 teams to have qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil were announcedhttp://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/newsid=2267880/ on Friday.

    Here is the complete list:

    Algeria: Sorocaba
    Australia, Vitoria
    Argentina: Vespasiano
    Belgium: Mogi das Cruzes
    Bosnia and Herzegovina: Guaruja
    Brazil: Teresopolis
    Cameroon: Vitoria
    Chile: Belo Horizonte
    Cote Ivoire: Aguas de Lindoia
    Colombia: Cotia
    Costa Rica: Santos
    Croatia: Mata de Sao Joao
    Ecuador: Viamao
    England: Rio de Janeiro
    France: Ribeirao Preto
    Germany: Santa Cruz Cabralia
    Ghana: Maceio
    Greece: Aracaju
    Honduras: Porto Feliz
    Italy: Mangaratiba
    Iran: Guarulhos ...