Australia: Having never gone beyond the Round of 16, the Socceroos wish to impress at the big stage and perhaps cause an upset or two. Lowly Australia are in the same group as Netherlands, Spain and a very powerful Chile squad. Tim Cahill and Mark Bresciano are the only two experienced players in the squad who will want to show just what they are all about.
Netherlands: The Oranje are hurting from their loss in the final against Spain in the previous World Cup. The loss made them runners-up for the third time in the World Cup. They believed they could have won it had they planned better but they have come to Brazil with a positive mindset. Known as a side which is most divided amongst themselves, Louis van Gaal wants nothing less than a World Cup victory.
Total Matches Played: 3
Australia 1 Win, Netherlands 0 Win, 0 Draw