The Netherlands has qualified for 11 World Cups in its history and has only failed to qualify twice since 1990 (2002 & 2018). The Netherlands officially kicks off its run with a match against the United States on Saturday morning in the first game of the knockout stage.
Here's everything you need about the Netherlands history in the World Cup.
Netherlands World Cup Appearances
This year marks the 11th all-time appearance for the Netherlands men's national soccer team. The Netherlands previously qualified for this tournament in 1934, 1938, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2022.
The Netherlands' appearance in 2014 was its most recent prior to this year, The Dutch were able to finish third in that tournament.
The 2026 World Cup will be Netherlands' 12th appearance if the country qualifies.
Has Netherlands Ever Won the World Cup?
While the Netherlands has had multiple great finishes in the World Cup, it has never won the whole thing. The Netherlands has finished as the runners-up three times (1974, 1978, 2010).
Netherlands World Cup Record and Best Results
The Netherlands' men's national soccer team is 27-12-11 (W-L-D) across 50 all-time World Cup matches. Check out the full list of the Netherlands WC results by year below:
- 1934: Round of 16
- 1928: Round of 16
- 1974: Runners-Up
- 1978: Runners-Up
- 1990: Round of 16
- 1994: Quarter-finals
- 1998: Fourth Place
- 2006: Round of 16
- 2010: Runners-Up
- 2014: Third place
- 2022: TBD
Netherlands World Cup Schedule 2022
Check out Netherlands' full schedule for the group stage at the 2022 World Cup below:
- Saturday, Dec. 3: Netherlands vs United States (10 a.m. ET)
- Friday, Dec, 9: (If Necessary)
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