10 interesting stats ahead of Netherlands vs Australia

0 – Australia’s Bailey Wright is the only outfield player without a single international cap at the 2014 World Cup.

2 – Australia have won only 2 of their last 11 matches at World Cups.

3 – By scoring against Spain, Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben are the first Dutch players to score in three different World Cups (both 2006, 2010 and 2014).

3 – In their 3-1 defeat to Chile, Tim Cahill became the first Australian to score in three different World Cups (2006, 2010 and 2014).

5 – The 5 goals scored by Netherlands against Spain means the defending champions have already conceded 3 more goals than they did for the whole of the 2010 tournament.

6 – Australia have won only 1 of their 6 World Cup matches versus European opposition. This was a 2-1 win over Serbia four years ago. They have drawn 1 and lost the other four, not keeping a clean sheet in any of their encounters.

7 – Arjen Robben has scored 7 goals in his last 7 appearances for the Netherlands.

10 – Robin van Persie has scored 10 goals in his last 9 appearances for the Netherlands.

56% – Tim Cahill has been involved in 56% of Australia’s goals in their World Cup history (4 goals, 1 assist).

65% – Netherlands have won 13 of their 20 World Cup matches outside of Europe, compared to only 42% of World Cup matches in Europe.

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