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Netherlands


Federation founded: 1889
FIFA member since: 1904

 
WORLD CUP HISTORY
1930 - Did not participate
1934 - First round exit
1938 - First round exit
1950 - Did not participate
1954 - Did not participate
1958 - Did not qualify
1962 - Did not qualify
1966 - Did not qualify
1970 - Did not qualify
1974 - Beaten finalist
1978 - Beaten finalist
1982 - Did not qualify
1986 - Did not qualify
1990 - Second round exit
1994 - Quarterfinal exit
1998 - 4th place
2002 - Did not qualify
2006 - Second round exit

 
STATISTICS
Played
36
Won
16
Drawn
10
Lost
10
Goals for
59
Goals against
38
Points
58
Netherlands are 9th on the all-time table.

 
TEAM RECORDS
Biggest victory:
5-0 vs South Korea in 1998.
Biggest defeat:
0-3 vs Czechoslovakia in 1938.
Overall topscorer:
Johannes Rep 7 goals
Most appearances:
Johannes Rep, Ruud Krol and Wim Jansen 14 matches.
Hosted the World Cup:
Never

 
GREATEST PLAYERS
Johann Cruyff
Johann Neeskens
Rob Rensenbrink
Ruud Krol
Dennis Bergkamp
Ruud Gullit
Marco van Basten

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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



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