Netherlands vs. South American countries


Introduction
Official Matches (Argentina | Brazil | Uruguay | Others)
Overviews

Introduction

In general, the Netherlands have an outstanding record against the CONMEBOL member federations. Statistically, the best is that against Argentina, who only defeated the Netherlands once in nine matches, and that only after extra time. Sadly, that one match was the final of the 1978 World Cup hosted by the Argentine junta. The last World Cup meeting, at the semifinal stage of the 2014 edition, finished goalless but saw Argentina progress after a penalty shoot-out, whereas the three World Cup meetings in Europe either saw Oranje eliminate the Albiceleste (in 1974 thanks to a 4-0 rout in a downpour, in 1998 thanks to a wonderful goal by the inimitable Dennis Bergkamp) or saw a dead rubber end in an insipid draw as both had already qualified from the group stage (2006).

The Dutch record against Brazil is dead even, irrespective of venue (Brazil, the Netherlands or neutral); if Brazil still lead the overall head-to-head by a single goal that is due to the first meeting at the 1952 Olympics where the Dutch amateurs were stuffed 5-1. At World Cup tournaments, both eliminated the other twice (the Dutch winning what was effectively a semifinal in 1974 and a quarterfinal in 2010; the Seleção in a quarterfinal in 1994 and a semifinal in 1998, if only after a penalty shoot-out); the last encounter saw Oranje winning the third place match at Brazil's home World Cup.

Uruguay is the only South American country with a winning record against the Dutch, thanks to two meetings at Olympic Games in the twenties. The 1924 semifinal was the only match in which Uruguay were seriously challenged by European opposition at either of those two Olympics - they required a penalty present to win it. The two times Oranje and the Charrúas met at a World Cup, the Europeans emerged victorious, in a 1974 group match and a semifinal in 2010.

None of the other seven CONMEBOL member federations ever managed a win against the Netherlands. Bolivia and Venezuela (traditionally the two weakest national teams in the region) are yet to play Oranje, but all others had one or more tries, twice at World Cups staged in South America (Peru managing a 0-0 draw in Argentina 1978, Chile losing 0-2 in Brazil 2014), but usually in friendlies played in the Netherlands.


Official Matches

All matches listed are friendlies unless otherwise stated.

Game Date        Venue      Result                            Remark

Argentina
  1. 26- 5-1974  Amsterdam      Netherlands    4-1 Argentina
  2. 26- 6-1974  Gelsenkirchen  Netherlands    4-0 Argentina      [World Cup]
  3. 25- 6-1978  Buenos Aires   Argentina      3-1 Netherlands    [World Cup, aet]
  4. 22- 5-1979  Bern           Netherlands    0-0 Argentina      [FIFA Jubilee Match, 7-8 pen]
  5.  4- 7-1998  Marseille      Netherlands    2-1 Argentina      [World Cup]
  6. 31- 3-1999  Amsterdam      Netherlands    1-1 Argentina 
  7. 12- 2-2003  Amsterdam      Netherlands    1-0 Argentina 
  8. 21- 6-2006  Frankfurt      Netherlands    0-0 Argentina      [World Cup]
  9.  9- 7-2014  São Paulo      Argentina      0-0 Netherlands    [World Cup, aet, 4-2 pen]

Brazil
  1. 16- 7-1952  Turku          Netherlands    1-5 Brazil         [Olympic Games]
  2.  2- 5-1963  Amsterdam      Netherlands    1-0 Brazil    
  3.  3- 7-1974  Dortmund       Netherlands    2-0 Brazil         [World Cup]
  4. 20-12-1989  Rotterdam      Netherlands    0-1 Brazil  
  5.  9- 7-1994  Dallas         Brazil         3-2 Netherlands    [World Cup]
  6. 31- 8-1996  Amsterdam      Netherlands    2-2 Brazil  
  7.  7- 7-1998  Marseille      Brazil         1-1 Netherlands    [World Cup, aet, 4-2 pen]
  8.  5- 6-1999  Salvador       Brazil         2-2 Netherlands    
  9.  8- 6-1999  Goiânia        Brazil         3-1 Netherlands    
 10.  9-10-1999  Amsterdam      Netherlands    2-2 Brazil
 11.  2- 7-2010  Port Elizabeth Netherlands    2-1 Brazil         [World Cup]
 12.  4- 6-2011  Goiânia        Brazil         0-0 Netherlands    
 13. 12- 7-2014  Brasília       Brazil         0-3 Netherlands    [World Cup]

Uruguay
  1.  6- 6-1924  Paris          Uruguay        2-1 Netherlands    [Olympic Games]
  2. 30- 5-1928  Amsterdam      Netherlands    0-2 Uruguay        [Olympic Games]
  3. 15- 6-1974  Hannover       Netherlands    2-0 Uruguay        [World Cup]
  4. 30-12-1980  Montevideo     Uruguay        2-0 Netherlands    [Mundialito]
  5.  6- 7-2010  Cape Town      Netherlands    3-2 Uruguay        [World Cup]
  6.  8- 6-2011  Montevideo     Uruguay        1-1 Netherlands    [Copa Fraternidad, 4-3 pen]

Others
Ch1.  8- 6-1928  Rotterdam      Netherlands    2-2 Chile          [OG Cons. Tourn., aet]
Pe1.  3- 5-1972  Rotterdam      Netherlands    3-0 Peru    
Pe2.  7- 6-1978  Mendoza        Peru           0-0 Netherlands    [World Cup]
Pa1.  1- 6-1998  Eindhoven      Netherlands    5-1 Paraguay 
Pe3. 10-10-1998  Eindhoven      Netherlands    2-0 Peru  
Ec1.  1- 3-2006  Amsterdam      Netherlands    1-0 Ecuador  
Pa2. 18-11-2009  Heerenveen     Netherlands    0-0 Paraguay 
Co1. 19-11-2013  Amsterdam      Netherlands    0-0 Colombia 
Ec2. 17- 5-2014  Amsterdam      Netherlands    1-1 Ecuador 
Ch2. 23- 6-2014  São Paulo      Chile          0-2 Netherlands    [World Cup]
Pe4.  6- 9-2018  Amsterdam      Netherlands    2-1 Peru 


Overviews

Argentina

Total record:

Argentina             9  1  4  4   6- 13   6
Netherlands           9  4  4  1  13-  6  12  

Some more stats:
                     Pd  A  D  N  AG- NG
In Argentina:         1  1  0  0   3-  1
In the Netherlands:   3  0  1  2   2-  6
Elsewhere:            5  0  3  2   1-  6

Brazil

Total record:

Brazil               13  4  5  4  20- 19  13
Netherlands          13  4  5  4  19- 20  13  

Some more stats:
                     Pd  B  D  N  BG- NG
In Brazil:            4  1  2  1   5-  6
In the Netherlands:   4  1  2  1   5-  5
Elsewhere:            5  2  1  2  10-  8

Uruguay

Total record:

Netherlands           6  2  1  3   7-  9   5  
Uruguay               6  3  1  2   9-  7   7

Some more stats:
                     Pd  N  D  U  NG- UG
In the Netherlands:   1  0  0  1   0-  2
In Uruguay:           2  0  1  1   1-  3
Elsewhere:            3  2  0  1   6-  4

Others

Total record:

Netherlands          11  6  5  0  18-  5  17

Chile                 2  0  1  1   2-  4   1   
Colombia              1  0  1  0   0-  0   1
Ecuador               2  0  1  1   1-  2   1
Paraguay              2  0  1  1   1-  5   1
Peru                  4  0  1  3   1-  7   1

Some more stats:
                     Pd  N  D  O  NG- OG
In the Netherlands:   9  5  4  0  16-  5
In South America:     2  1  1  0   2-  0  [both neutral venues]


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Author: Karel Stokkermans
Last updated: 13 Sep 2018

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