Portugal and Ghana face each other in Brasilia in the final round of Group G. Both nations still have a chance at reaching the next round, but will need a win in combination with a United States defeat to Germany to do so. Let’s have a look at the Portugal vs Ghana match facts:
1) This will be the first ever meeting between Portugal and Ghana.
2) If Cristiano Ronaldo scores he will equal the European record of scoring in six major tournaments, held by former Germany striker and current US coach Juergen Klinsmann.
3) Asamoah Gyan’s goal for Ghana against Germany took his World Cup tally to five and equalled the all-time African top scorer in the tournament, Cameroon’s Roger Milla.
4) Portugal have won only one of their last nine World Cup games.
5) Portugal have failed to score in six of their last nine World Cup matches.
6) Cristiano Ronaldo has scored just two World Cup goals despite attempting 62 shots (including blocked).
7) Nani’s goal against USA was the first scored by Portugal in the World Cup in 276 minutes.
8) Portugal recorded a pass accuracy of 88.08% against USA; their best rate in a World Cup match from 1966 onwards.
9) Ghana are without a World Cup clean sheet in six matches.
10) Ghana have failed to win any of their last four World Cup group games.