• This will be the second ever meeting between these sides. Netherlands won the last meeting by the drawing of lots after a 2-2 game during the 1928 Olympic tournament.
  • The Netherlands have failed to win their two games against South American opposition when the World Cup has been held in South America (0-0 v Peru and 1-3 v Argentina in 1978).
  • The Netherlands have lost only two of their 11 World Cup games against South American opposition: the 1978 final against Argentina (1-3 after extra-time) and the 1994 quarter-final against Brazil (2-3).
  • The Dutch have won three of the last four World Cup games in which they’ve gone behind.
  • Chile have won four of their last six World Cup games after failing to win any of their preceding 13.
  • Chile have won only two of their last 11 World Cup clashes with European opposition.
  • Netherlands are attempting to take nine points from the group stage for the second World Cup in a row.
  • Netherlands have not lost a World Cup group game since 1994.
  • Chile have never won three successive World Cup games within the same tournament.