• This is the first World Cup encounter between Australia and the Netherlands.
  • Australia are unbeaten in their three previous meetings against the Netherlands (W1 D2). Their last encounter was on 10 October 2009 in a Sydney friendly (0-0).
  • Australia have won one of their six World Cup encounters with European sides (2-1 v Serbia in 2010), drawing one and losing four. They have never kept a clean sheet in any of these games.
  • Robin van Persie has scored 10 goals in his last nine appearances for Netherlands.
  • Arjen Robben has scored seven goals in his last seven appearances for the Netherlands.
  • Following their goals against Spain, both Robben and van Persie became the first Netherlands players to score in three different World Cup tournaments (2006, 2010, 2014).
  • Tim Cahill has scored in three World Cups for Australia; no other Australian has done so in more than one tournament.
  • Cahill (four goals, one assist) has now been involved in 56% of Australia's goals (9) in World Cup history.
  • Australia have won just two of their previous 11 World Cup matches (L6 D3).
  • Netherlands are unbeaten in their last 11 World Cup group stage matches, winning eight and drawing three. Their last group stage defeat came back in 1994 versus Belgium.