|August 23rd, 2008|
|M37||Bronze||6:00pm||NED - AUS||2 - 6 (2 - 4)||Final|
Bronze Medal game: Netherlands v Australia
> Australia have taken on the Netherlands 11 times before at the Olympics, winning four, drawing two and losing five.
> In Pool phase Australia and the Netherlands were locked at 2-2, through goal by Eddie Ockenden and Luke Doerner (PC). Taeke Taekema scored two penalty corner goals for the Dutch, the equaliser in the dying seconds of the game.
> At Athens 2004, the Dutch beat Australia 2-1 in the pool phase only to lose 2-1 AET in the gold medal match.
> Jamie Dwyer scored the winning goal for Australia in the Athens final, after goals from Ronald Brouwer (NED) and Travis Brooks (AUS).
> Taeke Taekema netted twice for Holland in the pool phase against Australia at Athens 2004 with Travis Brooks scoring for the Kookaburras.
> The Netherlands chase a ninth Olympic medal as Australia go after their eighth medal.
> Only India (11) and Great Britain (9) have won more medals.
> Four of Australia's seven Olympic medals have come in the last four Olympics.
> The Kookaburras have won three bronze medals, in 1964, 1996 and 2000.
> The last time they failed to win a medal was in 1988 when they finished fourth.
> The Netherlands have won a medal in each of the last three Olympics.
> Their last bronze medal came in 1988. The last time the Netherlands failed to win a medal was in 1992 when they finished fourth.
> Leading goalscorer Taeke Taekema (NED) has netted 10 times at Beijing 2008.
> Dutchmen Teun de Nooijer, Jeroen Delmee and Guus Vogels aim for a record tying fourth Olympic medal, to add to their two golds (1996 and 2000) and one silver (2004).
> The record of four Olympic medals jointly held by Leslie Claudius (IND, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960) and Udham Singh (IND, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964).
> Australia have converted four of 20 penalty corners awarded (i.e. 20%).
> The Netherlands have scored 11 from 28 PC's awarded (i.e. 39%).