FIFA World Cup Team Netherlands: Dutch Treat For World Cup

Netherlands made debut in 1934 World Cup and after making an appearance in 1938 World Cup, it went off the World Cup list. Both the editions saw them losing in the first round. They again made a double appearance in 1974 and 1978 World Cup and then failed to appear for next two editions. From 1990 World Cup they played 3 editions and after failing to qualify for 2002 World Cup, it is again their third consecutive World Cup, at Brazil 2014 World Cup.

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Besides 2010 World Cup, their most memorable appearance was 1974 and 1978 World Cup when they played at World Cup after a gap of 36 years that has seen 6 more editions post World War II. They revolutionized the World arena with Total Football on their return to World Cup in 1974 World Cup at West Germany.

World Cup Statistics of Netherlands

    Editions: 10
    Runners Up: 3
    Semis: 2
    QF: 1
    Round 2: 2
    Round 1: 2
    Matches: 48
    Won: 26
    Lost: 11
    Draw: 11
    Goals Scored: 80
    Goals Conceded 46

History of Their 4 Semifinal Appearances
1974 World Cup

    Group: Def Uruguay 2-0
    Drew Sweden 0-0
    Def Bulgaria 4-1
    2nd Round Group: Def Argentina 4-0
    Def East Germany 2-0
    Def Brazil 2-0
    Final: Lost to West Germany 2-1

Highest Goal Scorer

    5 John Neeskens
    4 Johny Rep
    3 Johan Cruyff
    1 Theo de Jong, Ruud Krol, Rob Rensebrink
    Own Goal: Ruud Krol (Vs Bulgaria)

1978 World Cup
Lost the controversial final where they claimed Argentina used delaying tactics and referee overlooked their fouls. Rob Rensenbrink scored a hattrick (vs Iran)

    Group: Finished 2nd behind Peru
    Def Iran 3-0
    Drew Peru 0-0
    Lost to Scotland 3-2
    2nd Round Group:
    Def Austria 5-1
    Drew West Germany 2-2
    Def Italy 2-1
    Final: Lost to Argentina 3-1 in extra time

Highest Goal Scorer

    5: Rob Rensebrink
    3: Rep
    2: Haan, Brandts
    1: R. van de Kerkhof, W. van de Kerkhof, Nanninga

1998 World Cup

    Group E: Topped the group
    Drew Belgium 0-0
    Def South Korea 5-0
    Drew Mexico 2-2
    Round of 16: def Yugoslavia 2-1
    QF: def Argentina 2-1
    SF: Lost to Brazil 4-2 (1-1)
    3rd place: Lost to Croatia 2-1

Highest Goal Scorer

    3 goals: Dennis Bergkamp
    2: Patrick Kluivert, Phillip Cocu, Ronald de Boer
    1: Edgar Davids, Marc Overmars, Pierre van Hooijdonk, Boudewijn Zenden
    Own: Siniša Mihajlović (against Germany)

2010 World Cup

    Group: Topped Group E
    Def Denmark 2-0
    Def Japan 1-0
    Def Cameroon 2-1
    Round of 16: Def Slovakia 2-1
    QF: Def Brazil 2-1
    SF: Def Uruguay 3-2
    Final: Lost to Spain 1-0

Highest Goal Scorer

    5: Wesley Sneijder
    2: Arjen Robben
    1: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dirk Kuyt, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Robin van Persie
    Own Goal By Denmark vs Netherlands: Daniel Agger

Other Performances
2006 World Cup: Round 2

    Group: Finished 2nd behind Argentina at Group C
    Def Serbia and Montenegro 1-0
    Def Ivory Coast 2-1
    Drew With Argentina 0-0
    Round of 16: Lost to Portugal 1-0

Highest Goal Scorer

    1: Ruud van Nistelrooy, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben

1994 World Cup: Quarter final

    Group: Topped Group F
    Def Saudi Arabia 2-1
    Lost to Belgium 1-0
    Def Morocco 2-1
    Round of 16: Def Republic of Ireland 2-0
    QF: Lost to Brazil 3-2

Highest Goal Scorer

    3: Dennis Bergkamp
    2: Wim Jonk
    1: Bryan Roy, Gaston Taument, Aron Winter

1990 World Cup: Round 2

    Group: Finished third at Group F, Qualified
    Drew with Egypt 1-1
    Drew With England 0-0
    Drew with Republic of Ireland 1-1
    Round of 16: Lost to West Germany 2-1

Highest Goal Scorer

    Ruud Gullit, Wim Kieft, Ronald Koeman

1938 World Cup: Round 1

    1st Round Knockout: Lost to Czechoslovakia 3-0 (Extra time)

Highest Goal Scorer

    No goals scored

1934 World Cup: Round 1

    1st Round Knockout: Lost to Switzerland 3-2

Highest Goal Scorer

    1: Smit, Vente

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