Prior to the 1952 Olympics, the team of the Dutch Antilles made a similar trip.
Match Overview Date Venue Hosts Score 25- 5-38 Houtrust H.B.S. 2-2 Dutch East Indies 31- 5-38 Haarlem vv Haarlem 3-5 Dutch East Indies 15- 6-38 Rotterdam Sparta 4-3 Dutch East Indies [HT: 2-1] 23- 6-38 Dordrecht D.F.C. 2-4 Dutch East Indies 26- 6-38 Amsterdam Netherlands 9-2 Dutch East Indies [HT: 5-2] 28- 6-38 Houtrust H.V.B. 2-0 Dutch East Indies [HT: 0-0] NB: H.V.B. = Haagsche Voetbal Bond Additional Details Jun 26, 1938 ("Olympische Dag"); Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam Netherlands 9-2 Dutch East Indies [Van Spaandonck 12, Linssen 13, Dumortier 15, 21, 23, 78, Dräger 46, 69, De Vroet 48; Taihitu 40, Pattiwael 45] referee: Hans Boekman; att: 50,000 Netherlands: Van Male (Feĳenoord); Weber (A.D.O.), Caldenhove (D.W.S.); Paauwe (Feĳenoord), Anderiesen (Ajax), Van Heel (Feĳenoord); Dräger (D.W.S.), Van Spaandonck (Neptunus), Dumortier (D.O.S.), De Vroet (Feĳenoord), Linssen (Feĳenoord) Dutch East Indies: Mo Heng Tan (H.C.T.N.H. (Malang)); Jack Samuels (Excelsior), Frans Hukom (Sparta (Bandoeng)); Anwar Sutan (Vios), Frans Meeng (S.V.B.B.), Achmad Nawir (H.B.S.); Hans Taihitu (S.V.J.A.), Tjaak Pattiwael (S.V.J.A.), Henk Zomers (Hercules), Suvarte Soedarmadji (H.B.S.), Hong Djien Tan (Tiong Hoa) The team of the Dutch East Indies, playing in orange shirts (the hosts played in white shirts on this occasion), was identical to their World Cup team; the Dutch team had an experimental forward line, in which only Van Spaandonck had previously been capped; however, apart from Jan Linssen all would earn official caps later. Alone among the Dutch East Indies players, goal keeper Mo Heng Tan would play a match for Indonesia after independence, representing the P.S.S.I. in an unofficial match on 21 Feb 1951 against a Sino-Malayan Selection from Singapore, Indonesia winning 6-0 (for further details see Novan Herfiyana's site). After that match, Mo Heng was selected as first choice 'keeper for the 1951 Asian Games in New Delhi, but got injured during training there and was replaced by Maulwi Saelan for the match against India (on 5 Mar 1951) and the following friendly against Birma (on 9 Mar 1951). World Cup Match Jun 5, 1938; Stade Auguste Delaune, Reims Hungary 6-0 Dutch East Indies [Kohut 13, Toldi 15, Sárosi 28, 89, Zsengellér 35, 78] referee: Roger Conrié (France); att: 8,000 Hungary: József Háda (Ferencváros); Lajos Kóranyi (Ferencváros), Sándor Biró (Hungária); Gyula Lázár (Ferencváros), József Turay (Ferencváros), István Balogh (Újpest); Ferenc Sas (Hungária), Gyula Zsengellér (Újpest), György Sárosi (Ferencváros) (c), Géza Toldi (Ferencváros), Vilmos Kohut (Olympique Marseille) Dutch East Indies: Mo Heng Tan (H.C.T.N.H. (Malang)); Jack Samuels (Excelsior), Frans Hukom (Sparta (Bandoeng)); Anwar Sutan (Vios), Frans Meeng (S.V.B.B.), Achmad Nawir (H.B.S.) (c); Hans Taihitu (S.V.J.A.), Tjaak Pattiwael (S.V.J.A.), Henk Zomers (Hercules), Suvarte Soedarmadji (H.B.S.), Hong Djien Tan (Tiong Hoa)
Thanks to Henry Kurniadi, Neil Morrison, "Sensini" and "Last Midfielder"
Sources: sportgeschiedenis.nl, newspaper Het Vaderland
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