Netherlands

Netherlands

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World Cup 2014 Netherlands National Team

  • FIFA country code: NED
  • FIFA member since: 1904
  • Confederation: UEFA
  • Confederation member since: 1954
  • Association: Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond (KNVB)
  • In English: Royal Dutch Football Association
  • Association founded: 1889
  • Most caps: Edwin van der Sar (130)
  • Top scorer: Robin van Persie (+41 and still counting)
  • 1st World Cup win: Uruguay 0-2 in West Germany ’74
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Kick Smit (1934)
  • World Cup top scorer: Johnny Rep (7)

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World Cup 2014 Netherlands National Team

 

World Cup 2014 Netherlands Schedule Group B

Match
Date
Time
City
Country
Results
Country
3 13/06 16:00 Salvador World Cup Brazil 2014 Spain team Spain Netherlands World Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team
4 13/06 18:00 Cuiabá World Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team Chile Australia World Cup Brazil 2014 Australia team
19 18/06 16:00 Rio De Janeiro World Cup Brazil 2014 Spain team Spain Chile World Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team
20 18/06 13:00 Porto Alegre World Cup Brazil 2014 Australia team Australia Netherlands World Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team
35 23/06 13:00 Curitiba World Cup Brazil 2014 Australia team Australia Spain World Cup Brazil 2014 Spain team
36 23/06 13:00 São Paulo World Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team Netherlands Chile World Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team

The Netherlands is the 6th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 10th of September 2013. The decisive match was against Andorra. The World Cup 2014 Netherlands national team needed at least a win in order to partially ensure a ticket to the promised land. The match was won by 2 goals scored by Robin van Persie. Another involving factor was the match Romania against Turkey. Since Romania lost on that same day, nothing could keep the Netherlands from participating in the 2014 World Cup Brazil.  With 9 wins and only 1 draw, they ended up being number 1 in qualification group D.

 

Team
MP
W
D
L
GF
GA
Pts
World Cup Brazil 2014 Spain team Spain
World Cup Brazil 2014 Netherlands team Netherlands
World Cup Brazil 2014 Chile team Chile
World Cup Brazil 2014 Australia team Australia

 

 

World Cup 2014 Netherlands Players

The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Netherlands national team are:

Goalkeepers
Defenders
Midfielders
Forwards
Jasper Cillessen
Jeroen Zoet
Michel Vorm
Ron Vlaar
Daryl Janmaat
Bruno Martins Indi
Stefan de Vrij
Joël Veltman
Paul Verhaegh
Terence Kongolo
Wesley Sneijder
Nigel de Jong
Daley Blind
Jonathan de Guzmán
Jordy Clasie
Leroy Fer
Georginio Wijnaldum
Dirk Kuyt
Robin van Persie
Arjen Robben
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Jeremain Lens
Memphis Depay

Head Coach: Louis van Gaal (Dutch)
Captain: Robin van Persie

World Cup 2014 Netherlands National Team Jerseys

The Netherlands home and away jerseys by Nike

 

Netherlands World Cup History

 

How Many World Cups Played: 9

Year
Round
Position
GP
W
D
L
GS
GA
1934 Round 1 9 1 0 0 1 2 3
1938 Round 1 14 1 0 0 1 0 3
1974 Final 2 7 5 1 1 15 3
1978 Final 2 7 3 2 2 15 10
1990 Round of 16 15 4 0 3 1 3 4
1994 Quarter-Finals 7 5 3 0 2 8 6
1998 Semi-Finals 4 7 3 3 1 13 7
2006 Round of 16 11 4 2 1 1 3 2
2010 Final 2 7 6 0 1 12 6
Best/Total Final 2 43 22 10 11 71 44

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

 

Best Performance

2010 – Final: The Netherlands reached the Final without losing any match before losing the Final against Spain.

 

Worst Performance

1938 – First round: This is the only World Cup where the Netherlands scored 0 goals, they lost their first round match with 3-0 against Czechoslovakia.

 

Did You Know the Netherlands:

  • Has the following nicknames: Oranje (by the Dutch), Holland,Clockwork Orange and the Flying Dutchmen
  • Is rivals with Germany, Belgium and Portugal
  • Is the only country that has played a World Cup Final 3 times (1974,1978,2010) without having won once
  • Is together with Sweden the only country to have the most top 4 finishes without ever having become a World Cup champion(1974,1978,1998,2010)
  • Is using an orange shirt since the name of Dutch founding father and  ancestor of the Netherlands’ monarchy is William of Orange
  • Only participated 36 years later in a World Cup (1974) after the 1938 World Cup
  • Was famous in the 70s for its skillful ‘Total Football’, invented in the Netherlands which meant every player was able to play any position
  • Received the nickname Clockwork Orange in the 70s due to theirmastery of Total Football
  • Forward Johan Cruijff performed his famous turn against Sweden in the 1974 World Cup, making the move instantly famous
  • Played against West Germany in 1974 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Was awarded the quickest penalty in World Cup history in the 1974 World Cup Final, which was awarded 2 minutes later after kick-off
  • Was planning to boycott the 1978 World Cup due to the military dictatorship that occupied the Argentinian government
  • Player Johan Cruijff didn’t participate in the 1978 World Cupdue to a kidnap attempt on his family, post emotions and pressure
  • Forward Rob Rensenbrink scored the 1000th World Cup goal in the 1978 World Cup group match against Scotland which was a penalty
  • Defender Ernie Brandts is the only player who scored an own goal and rectifying this by scoring a goal in the same match(against Italy in the 1978 World Cup)
  • Wasn’t able to qualify for the 80s World Cups after reaching the World Cup Finals in 1974 and 1978
  • Right winger René van de Kerkhof and his twin brother Willy van de Kerkhof played together in the 1974 and 1978 World Cup
  • Participated in all 90s World Cups, the first decade where the Netherlands participated in each World Cup (1990,1994,1998)
  • Defensive midfielder Frank Rijkaard created a memorable moment in the 1990 World Cup Round of 16 match against West Germany,by spitting twice at Rudi Völler
  • Played against Belgium in 1994 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Midfielder Erwin Koeman and his brother Ronald Koeman played together in the 1990 and 1994 World Cup
  • Midfielder Richard Witschge played in the 1990 World Cup and his brother Rob Witschge played in the 1994 World Cup
  • Defender Frank de Boer and his twin brother Ronald de Boerplayed together in the 1994 and 1998 World Cup
  • Striker Patrick Kluivert received the red card when he hit Belgian midfielder Lorenzo Staelens with the elbow in the 1998 World Cup group match, apparently Staelens made ugly statements which resulted in Kluivert’s action
  • Lost the 1998 World Cup Semi-Final match against Brazil due to the penalty shootout, a practice which the Netherlands failed multiple times in other tournaments as well
  • Lost an infamous 2006 World Cup Round of 16 match with 1-0 against Portugal which is also called the Battle of Nuremberg, thehighest amount of yellow  (16) and red cards (4) were handed out in this match
  • Played against Portugal in 2006 for the first time in World Cup history
  • Played a memorable 2010 World Cup Final against Spain where arecord of 14 yellow cards were handed out
  • 2010 World Cup coach Bert van Marwijk is the father-in-law of player Mark van Bommel who played in that World Cup
  • Will be based in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 World Cup

 

World Cup Awards

When
What
Who
1974 Golden Ball Johan Cruijff
1974 Silver Boot (5 goals) Johan Neeskens
1974 Bronze Boot (4 goals) Johnny Rep
1974 All-Star Team Ruud Krol
Johan Neeskens
Rob Rensenbrink
Johan Cruijff
1978 Silver Boot (5 goals) Rob Rensenbrink
1978 All-Star Team Ruud Krol
Rob Rensenbrink
1994 Best Young Player Award Marc Overmars (age 21)
1998 All-Star Team Frank de Boer
Edgar Davids
Dennis Bergkamp
2010 Silver Ball Wesley Sneijder
2010 Bronze Boot (5 goals) Wesley Sneijder
2010 All-Star Team Wesley Sneijder

Curious which place FIFA gave the Netherlands in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups the Netherlands has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

 

The Netherlands in Action

Famous Johan Cruijff Turn Against Sweden – 1974 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Defeats Argentina With 4-0 in the Second round – 1974 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Defeats East Germany With 0-2 in the Second round – 1974 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Defeats Brazil With 2-0 in the Second round – 1974 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Loses Memorable Final Against West Germany – 1974 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Defeats Austria With 1-5 in the Second round – 1978 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Defeats Italy With 1-2 in the Second round – 1978 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Draws Against Ireland With 1-1 – 1990 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Loses Memorable Round of 16 match Against West Germany – 1990 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Defeats Morocco With 1-2 – 1994 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Defeats Ireland With 2-0 in the Round of 16 – 1994 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Defeats Yugoslavia With 2-1 in the Round of 16 – 1998 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Defeats Argentina With 2-1 in the Quarter-Final – 1998 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Defeats Ivory Coast With 2-1 – 2006 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Loses Memorable Round of 16 Match Against Portugal – 2006 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Defeats Slovakia With 2-1 in the Round of 16 – 2010 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Defeats Brazil With 2-1 in the Quarter-Final – 2010 World Cup

 

 

The Netherlands Defeats Uruguay With 2-3 in the Semi-Final – 2010 World Cup

 

 

Dutch World Cup ∙ the Netherlands in South Africa 2010

 

 

The Netherlands Qualified For World Cup Brazil

 

 

2014 World Cup Team Profile: NETHERLANDS