The Netherlands have qualified as winners from Group D in the UEFA qualifying section for the 2014 World Cup. The Dutch topped their Group with ease and they now look to make their 11th World Cup appearance, although they are still yet to win the competition. The Dutch will be bidding to get revenge on Spain who they'll meet in Group B, whilst Chile and Australia were the other teams drawn in the group.
The Netherlands qualified for the second round as Group B winners beating Chile, Spain and Australia to record maximum points. The Dutch then beat Mexico 2-1 in the second round to reach the quarter finals where they then beat Costa Rica on penalties to reach the semi finals. However, penalties were their undoing in the semi final going down to Argentina in a shootout after a 0-0 draw.