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Netherlands v Australia
Saturday 6 September 2008 Kick-Off 8.45pm (2045hrs) CEST (4.45am AEST, Sunday 7 September 2008) Philips Stadium, Eindhoven, Netherlands
TV Broadcast: Live and exclusive on FOX SPORTS 2 - 4.30am AEST (4.00am ACST, 2.30am AWST) Sunday 7 September 2008
Mini Profile - Netherlands
Royal Netherlands Football Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bond or KNVB) World Cup record: qualified eight times, runners-up twice (1974, 1978) Current FIFA ranking, September 2008: 4 (Australia 39) Major honours: Champions, European Cup 1988 Web: www.knvb.nl
Netherlands v Australia : Head-to-head
Last time they met Date: 04-Jun-2006
Netherlands 1 (Ruud van Nistlerooy 10-) Australia 1 (Tim Cahill 53-)
Australia: Mark Schwarzer (gk), Lucas Neill, Craig Moore, Jason Culina, Brett Emerton, Mark Viduka (c) (John Aloisi 65-), Vince Grella, Scott Chipperfield, Mile Sterjovski (Tim Cahill 50-), Luke Wilkshire (sent off 61), Marco Bresciano (Archie Thompson 66-)
Netherlands: Edwin Van Der Sar (gk), Joris Mathijsen, Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Dirk Kuyt 64-), Phillip Cocu (Hedwiges Maduro 36-), Arjen Robben, Andre Ooijer, Jan Kromkamp (John Heitinga 46-), Ruud van Nistelrooy, Robin van Persie, Mark van Bommel, Wesley Sneijder (Denny Landzaat 50-)
Venue: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Form Guide - Australia (last twelve months)
11-09-07 L0-1 v Argentina (Melbourne) - Friendly 17-11-07 W1-0 v Nigeria (London) - Friendly 06-02-08 W3-0 v Qatar (Melbourne) - World Cup Qualifier 22-03-08 D0-0 v Singapore (Singapore) - Friendly 26-03-08 D0-0 v China (Kunming) - World Cup Qualifier 23-05-08 W1-0 v Ghana (Sydney) - Friendly 01-06-08 W1-0 v Iraq (Brisbane) - World Cup Qualifier 07-06-08 L0-1 v Iraq (Dubai) - World Cup Qualifier 14-06-08 W3-1 v Qatar (Doha) - World Cup Qualifier 22-06-08 L0-1 v China (Sydney) - World Cup Qualifier 19-08-08 D2-2 v South Africa (London) - Friendly
Form Guide - Netherlands (last twelve months)
08-09-07 W2-0 v Bulgaria (Amsterdam) - Euro 2008 Qualifier 12-09-07 W1-0 v Albania (Tirana) - Euro 2008 Qualifier 13-10-07 L0-1 v Romania (Constanta) - Euro 2008 Qualifier 17-10-07 W2-0 v Slovenia (Eindhoven) - Euro 2008 Qualifier 17-11-07 W1-0 v Luxembourg (Rotterdam) - Euro 2008 Qualifier 21-11-07 L1-2 v Belarus (Minsk) - Euro 2008 Qualifier 06-02-08 W3-0 v Croatia (Split) - Friendly 26-03-08 W4-3 v Austria (Vienna) - Friendly 24-05-08 W3-0 v Ukraine (Rotterdam) - Friendly 29-05-08 D1-1 v Denmark (Eindhoven) - Friendly 01-06-08 W2-0 v Wales (Rotterdam) - Friendly 09-06-08 W3-0 v Italy (Berne) - Euro 2008 13-06-08 W4-1 v France (Berne) - Euro 2008 7-06-08 W2-0 v Romania (Berne) - Euro 2008 21-06-08 L1-3 v Russia (Basel) - Euro 2008 Quarter Final 20-08-08 D1-1 v Russia (Moscow) - Friendly
Australia-s record against top-ten opposition
Australia-s match against the Netherlands is the 17th time the Socceroos have played against top-ten opposition since the official FIFA rankings were introduced in 1993. Australia-s record against top-ten teams over this time (16 games) stands at W3-D4-L9.
31-10-93 D1-1 v Argentina (ranked 9) - World Cup Qualifier 17-11-93 L0-1 v Argentina (ranked 9) - World Cup Qualifier 30-06-95 L0-2 v Argentina (ranked 10) - Friendly 14-12-97 D0-0 v Brazil (ranked 1) - Confederations Cup 21-12-97 L0-6 v Brazil (ranked 1) - Confederations Cup Final 29-03-00 L1-3 v Czech Republic (ranked 2) - Friendly 01-06-01 W1-0 v France (ranked 1) - Confederations Cup 09-06-01 W1-0 v Brazil (ranked 2) - Confederations Cup 3rd place 11-11-01 D1-1 v France (ranked 1) - Friendly 12-02-03 W3-1 v England (ranked 8) - Friendly 21-05-04 L1-3 v Turkey (ranked 7) - Friendly 24-05-04 L0-1 v Turkey (ranked 7) - Friendly 18-06-05 L2-4 v Argentina (ranked 3) - Confederations Cup 04-06-06 D1-1 v Netherlands (ranked 3) - Friendly 18-06-06 L0-2 v Brazil (ranked 1) - World Cup 11-09-07 L0-1 v Argentina (ranked 2) - Friendly
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