Germany vs France – Statistical Preview

Germany will face off against Didier Deschamps and France in the quarterfinals at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, July 4th. It will be the 26th time these two meet at the international level and the fifth time at the World Cup.

Germany have the advantage historically but it has been France who have been the more convincing side in Brazil so far. Löw and his team will face arguably their biggest test on Friday including making the right personnel changes, selecting the right tactics and trying to neutralize France’s dangerous midfields.

Let’s see how the two sides stack up so far statistically at this World Cup:


Head to Head Record

*Zu Hause (Home), Auswärts (Away), Gesamt (Total)

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 General Team Statistics

France Germany
Goals (Goals through penalties): 10 (1) 9 (1)
Goals Conceded: 2 3
Total Passes: 2248 3060
Passes (completed/passing accuracy): 1807 / 80% 2560 / 80%
Shots: 77 66
Shots on Goal: 48 46
Shots that hit the post: 5 0
Crosses: 114 97
Distance covered (in km): 427,9 (107/Game) 468,8 (117/Game)
Fouls: 47 39
Yellow cards: 5 2
Red Cards: 0 0
Minutes per goal: 36 43
Shots per goal: 7,7 7,3
Number of players used: 19 17

Player Statistics

France Germany
Best Goalscorer: Karim Benzema Thomas Müller
3 Goals/25 Shots 4 Goals/13 Shots
Distance covered (in km/Game): Matuidi: 10,76 Lahm: 11,75
Fastest Player (in km/h): Sissoko: 32,3 Mustafi 32,9
Most Passes: 1. Matuidi: 223 1. Kroos: 414
2. Pogba: 204 2. Lahm: 390
3. Cabaye: 167 3. Mertesacker: 324
On yellows: Evra, Pogba, Matuidi Höwedes, Lahm


General Player Statistics

(only players on current World Cup rosters)

France Germany
Most National Team caps: Benzema (69) Klose (134)
Most National Team goals: Benzema (24) Klose (70)
Oldest Player: Landreau (35) Klose (36)
Youngest Player: Digne (20) Ginter (20)
Tallest Player: Giroud (1,92m) Mertesacker (1,98m)
Shortest Player: Valbuena (1,67m) Lahm (1,70m)


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