FIFA World Cup - Australia and the Netherlands

Australia and the Netherlands in the FIFA World Cup, see text version below

Australia and the Netherlands

Thursday 19 june Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre

Previous World Cup appearances

Australia- 3 (1974, 2006, 2010)

Netherlands- 9 (1934, 1938, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010)

World Cup Facts

6- Number of times the host nation has won the world cup.[1] (Uruguay 1930, Italy 1934, England 1966, Germany 1974, Argentina 1978, France 1998)

$1,729,000,000 – Value of imports from the Netherlands, which includes medicaments, coffee and mechanicals.[2]

$2,398,000,000 – Value of Australian exports to the Netherlands, which includes cola, zine and ores and medical instruments.[3]

$32.3bn – Total amount invested in Australia from the Netherlands in 2012, making it one of Australia’s top fine foreign investors.[4]

46,300 – The number of visitors from the Netherlands to Australian in 2013.[5]

The Netherlands boasts Europe’s first and only museum of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.[6]

76,046 – The number of people living in Australia who were born in the Netherlands.[7] That’s enough to fill three quarters of the MCG[8].

Did you know?

The area of the Netherlands is 42,000km2[9], which is less than Tasmania (68,400km2)[10]

2006 – Last visit to Australia by Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima, now the King and Queen of the Netherlands.[11]

2016 – The 400th anniversary of Dirk Hartog’s landing on the cost of Western Australia aboard VOC cessel De Eendracht. The two countries will celebrate the landing with a joint commemoration.[12]


Last Updated: 24 November 2015