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Netherlands


Federation founded: 1889
FIFA member since: 1904
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: Orange with white or black
Nicknames: Oranje, Clockwork Orange
World Cups qualified for: 10 (of 20)
Best results: Runners-up 1974, 1978 and 2010

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 50 W 27 D 12 L 11 GF 86 GA 48 Pts 93
Netherlands are 8th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 Did not enter
1934 First round 9 Squad Qualifiers
1938 First round 14 Squad Qualifiers
1950 Did not enter
1954 Did not enter
1958 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1962 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1966 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1970 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1974 Runners-up 2 Squad Qualifiers
1978 Runners-up 2 Squad Qualifiers
1982 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1986 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1990 Round of 16 15 Squad Qualifiers
1994 Quarterfinal 7 Squad Qualifiers
1998 Semifinal 4 Squad Qualifiers
2002 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2006 Round of 16 11 Squad Qualifiers
2010 Runners-up 2 Squad Qualifiers
2014 Semifinal 3 Squad Qualifiers

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists 1974, 1978, 2010
Semifinalists 1998, 2014
Quarterfinalists 1994
Biggest win 5-0 vs South Korea 1998
Biggest loss 0-3 vs Czechoslovakia 1938
Most wins in a row 6
Most losses in a row 2
Longest unbeaten run 7
Longest run without win 5
Longest run qualifying 3 (1990-98) & (2006-14)
Longest run not qualifying 6 (1950-70)
Penalty shoot-outs 1 win, 2 losses
NED vs Europe W10 - D5 - L9
NED vs South America W8 - D4 - L2
NED vs Asia W5 - D0 - L0
NED vs Africa W3 - D1 - L0
NED vs N/C America W1 - D2 - L0

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Wesley Sneijder 17 2006-14
Robin van Persie 17 2006-14
Dirk Kuijt 15 2006-14
Arjen Robben 15 2006-14
Wim Jansen 14 1974-78
Ruud Krol 14 1974-78
Johnny Rep 14 1974-78
Arie Haan 13 1974-78
Rob Rensenbrink 13 1974-78

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Johnny Rep 7 1974-78
Dennis Bergkamp 6 1994-98
Rob Rensenbrink 6 1974-78
Arjen Robben 6 2006-14
Wesley Sneijder 6 2006-14
Robin van Persie 6 2006-14
Johan Neeskens 5 1974-78
Johan Cruijff 3 1974


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1934 1R Switzerland L 2-3 1938 1R Czechoslovakia [aet] L 0-3 1974 1R Uruguay W 2-0 1R Sweden D 0-0 1R Bulgaria W 4-1 2Ph Argentina W 4-0 2Ph East Germany W 2-0 2Ph Brazil W 2-0 F West Germany L 1-2 1978 1R Iran W 3-0 1R Peru D 0-0 1R Scotland L 2-3 2Ph Austria W 5-1 2Ph West Germany D 2-2 2Ph Italy W 2-1 F Argentina [aet] L 1-3 1990 1R Egypt D 1-1 1R England D 0-0 1R Rep. of Ireland D 1-1 2R West Germany L 1-2 1994 1R Saudi Arabia W 2-1 1R Belgium L 0-1 1R Morocco W 2-1 2R Rep. of Ireland W 2-0 QF Brazil L 2-3 1998 1R Belgium D 0-0 1R South Korea W 5-0 1R Mexico D 2-2 2R Yugoslavia W 2-1 QF Argentina W 2-1 SF Brazil [2-4 ap] D 1-1 3/4 Croatia L 1-2 2006 1R Serbia & Montenegro W 1-0 1R Côte d'Ivoire W 2-1 1R Argentina D 0-0 2R Portugal L 0-1 2010 1R Denmark W 2-0 1R Japan W 1-0 1R Cameroon W 2-1 2R Slovakia W 2-1 QF Brazil W 2-1 SF Uruguay W 3-2 F Spain [aet] L 0-1 2014 1R Spain W 5-1 1R Australia W 3-2 1R Chile W 2-0 2R Mexico W 2-1 QF Costa Rica [4-3 ap] D 0-0 SF Argentina [2-4 ap] D 0-0 3/4 Brazil W 3-0



 

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