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.