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Netherlands vs Belgium: Build-up

With the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup on the horizon, this will be an excellent opportunity for both countries to prepare for the biggest stage of football. This will be the perfect occasion for Belgium’s golden generation to demonstrate their merit for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, as the country boasts many world-class players, and failure to win an international trophy once again will be generally viewed as a collapse for Belgium’s golden generation.

Meanwhile, after missing out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the re-appointment of Louis van Gaal has brought the players together and yielded many positive results. It will be a tough test for the Dutch team, as this game will determine how far they have progressed for their World Cup preparations.

The Netherlands and Belgium have met regularly in international friendly matches, but they have rarely come face to face in a major tournament. And the Netherlands have bragging rights in their head-to-head battles because they have been dominant in most of the matches; we have listed their overall clashes below.

Recent results

03 Jun 2022: Belgium 1-4 Netherlands (Nations League)
16 Oct 2018: Belgium 1-1 Netherlands (International Friendly)
09 Nov 2016: Netherlands 1-1 Belgium (International Friendly)
15 Aug 2012: Belgium 4-2 Netherlands (International Friendly)
29 May 2004: Netherlands 0-1 Belgium (International Friendly)

Head-to-head record 

World Cup qualifiers

Matches: 12
Netherlands: 7
Draws: 3
Belgium: 2

World Cup

Matches: 2
Netherlands: 0
Draws: 1
Belgium: 1

Read more – Netherlands vs Belgium: Head-to-Head record

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