Netherlands vs Chile
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.