wins in 96 FIFA World Cup™ matches give Brazil a win ratio of virtually 70 per cent.
games have been played by the Netherlands at the FIFA World Cup and their win ratio is exactly 50 per cent. Their record is W20 D10 L10.
games unbeaten makes the Netherlands' current unbeaten streak the longest in their history.
successive wins is the run that the Netherlands are on in this competition, including their eight wins from as many qualifying games. The last country to lift the trophy having won every single game during the preliminary phase and tournament proper were Brazil, who won all 12 fixtures in 1970.
years have passed since the Netherlands last appeared in the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals. Their previous appearances were 1974, 1978, 1994 and 1998.
successive numbers from 1-11 appeared in the Netherlands' starting line-up against Slovakia - the first time that has happened in the FIFA World Cup by a team other than Brazil since Switzerland in 1994.
group winners have filled the six quarter-final places to be decided so far at South Africa 2010. The only section winners to miss out are USA.
wins in their first four games represents the Netherlands' best-ever start to a FIFA World Cup. In 1974 they won four successive games – the final match in the initial group stage and then all three in the second group stage – before losing in the Final to West Germany.
goals have been scored by Robert Vittek to put him alongside Gonzalo Higuain in the race for the adidas Golden Boot. With Slovakia's defeat by the Netherlands, he will not be able to increase that total but at least he has the honour of scoring the most by a debutant in the tournament since Davor Suker hit six for Croatia in 1998 to become the tournament's top marksman.