The Netherlands racked up a men’s World Cup record score here as they bore down on Chile’s goal in a 14-0 victory at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday.
Jip Janssen scored four, Thierry Brinkman netted a hat-trick with his double Olympian father watching from the stands. Comfortably topping the pool, the Dutch will likely meet Argentina or South Africa next Wednesday.
The record score overhauled Australia’s 12-0 win over South Africa in 2010 and the Kookaburras’ 11-0 win over China four years ago.
Janssen got the scoreboard ticking in the seventh minute before a goal drought until the 23rd when Derck De Vilder scored a spectacular forehand high into the net.
There were three further goals before the break and a third quarter where the World Cup debutants wilted and the Oranje scored six.
Brinckman and Janssen made seven, the latter securing his first international hat-trick. Terence Pieters and Koen Bijen then kept the goals ticking, while Justen Blok also scored his first goal.
The record came courtesy of a fine move and ended by Teun Beins. Brinkmann rounded off the afternoon in style and six days off.
Chile did have a few moments. Not least at 13-0 down when Ignacio Contardo was through on the Dutch goal but couldn’t convert and the home crowd baying for some respite.