FOOTBALL - With Ukraine losing to France tonight, Netherlands remain the only UEFA side to remain undefeated in 2013. The Dutch drew 0-0 with Colombia, taking their record on the year to seven wins, five draws and zero defeats. The Dutch had enjoyed 11 previous unbeaten years, but none of which in they played this many matches.
FOOTBALL - Yesterday, Southampton - West Ham United ended in a 0-0 draw, the sixth goalless draw in 39 Premier League matches this season. How many goals are scored per match in the top 20 European leagues (as ranked by UEFA) this season?
FOOTBALL - Holland take on Italy in an international friendly at the Amsterdam ArenA on Wednesday, 6, February. The Dutch have never won a friendly against Italy, drawing five and losing six of the previous 11 non-competitive meetings. We have several key stats on this match listed below.
FOOTBALL - When Netherlands take on Andorra on Friday in their World Cup qualifier in Rotterdam, 22-year-old Kevin Strootman will deputise for the injured Wesley Sneijder and he will become the team’s youngest captain for over 105 years. He will become the team’s youngest ever captain in a competitive match, breaking the record set at Euro 2008, by then 24-year-old Johnny Heitinga.
FOOTBALL - This Friday, the Dutch national team will attempt to end a four game losing streak when they take on Turkey at the Amsterdam ArenA. Only twice before in their history ‘Oranje’ have lost more than four official matches in a row. Click Read More to see Holland’s longest losing streaks in history.
FOOTBALL - When looking at all major intercontinental or continental tournaments (World Cup, European Championship, Copa América, Gold Cup, Asian Nations Cup, African Cup of Nations, Oceania Tournament and Confederations Cup), only one of 190 teams that started with two defeats finished first or second in a group of four: USA at the 2009 Confederations Cup. Stat courtesy of @2010MisterChip.