–Wesley Sneijder won his 100th cap for Holland in their 5-1 mauling of world champions, Spain on Friday.
–Just like at South Africa 2010, Spain lost their opening game scandalously in their first game of Brazil 2014, losing 5-1 to Holland.
–The game between Spain and Holland was a replay of the 2010 World Cup. The 5-1 loss by Spain to the Dutch is the heaviest suffered by a world champions in their first game of a World Cup finals.
–Spain lost 5-1 on Friday to Holland, who they beat 1-0 in the final of the 2010 World Cup; but were beaten 1-0 by Switzerland in their first match of South Africa.
–Chile have won all their previous first World Cup games and the record continued with a 3-1 win over Australia on early Saturday morning.
–Robin van Persie on Friday became the first Dutch player to score in three different World Cup finals for Holland after his brace against world champions, Spain.