Watch Live Euro 2012: Netherlands Vs Germany

Venue: Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv Date: Wednesday, 13 June Kick-off: 19:45 BST

Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk has to decide whether to start with prolific Schalke 04 striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar against Germany in Group B.
Netherlands Vs Germany Head-to-head:

  • Germany and the Netherlands meet for a record-equalling fifth time at European Championships; only Germany and the Czechs (before and after 'velvet divorce' with Slovakia) can match that.
  • The last time they met was a friendly in November in Hamburg, Germany beating a weakened Dutch side 3-0 - the Oranje's heaviest defeat since a 4-1 loss against England at Euro 1996.
  • These countries have met 38 times (Netherlands winning 10 times, Germany winning 14). The Dutch have only played Belgium more, and the Germans have only played Switzerland more.
  • Netherland (37) and Germany (34) were the top two goal-scoring nations in Euro 2012 qualifying.


  • The last time the Dutch failed to progress from the group stage of a European Championships was in 1980, when their exit involved a defeat by West Germany. They did not qualify in 1984.
  • Have won just three of their past eight games (losing vs Sweden, Germany, Bulgaria & Denmark).
  • Despite those four defeats in eight games, the Dutch have not lost back-to-back since 1995.
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's 12-goal haul in qualifying was one short of the overall individual record.
  • At 18 years & 71 days old, PSV Eindhoven left-back Jetro Willems became the youngest-ever player to feature in a European Championships when he started against Denmark on Saturday.


  • The team that beat Portugal was the youngest-ever starting XI Germany has fielded at a Euros.
  • Match-winning goal-scorer Mario Gomez (who bagged 12 goals in this season's Champions League for runners-up Bayern Munich) had just eight touches in the first half against Portugal.
  • Germany conceded fewer fouls than any other side in qualifying for Euro 2012.
  • They have scored in past 17 games (last blank was goalless draw vs Sweden in November 2010).
Watch Live Euro 2012: Netherlands Vs Germany

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