Fast Midfielder wrote:
On following site you can see all results of Curaçao. Matches played by Netherlands Antilles are included, but I noticed something weird. Curaçao aka as Netherlands Antilles made a European tour in 1958. On 23-04-1958 they played as Curaçao against Netherlands, on 15-05-1958 as Netherlands Antilles against Denmark.
This article in De Tijd
of 13-03-1958 may give some clearification in this matter. Just before the match Curaçao played against Netherlands the question was if a Dutch Antilles team (including Aruban) would play Netherlands or only a Curaçao team?
The article says at the time FIFA asked Curaçaoan FA why they did not take any action (anymore) to merge with Aruba. It was the intention both Curaçao and Aruba FA would merge in one representive organ which would join FIFA.
The negotiations between Curaçaoan and Aruban FA had been progressed to a far stage, but some new disputes between both FA's.
Curaçaoan FA cancelled a second selection match between Aruban and Curaçaoan players, so at the time (13-03-1958) it seemed a pure Curaçaoan team would play against Netherlands.
So this article may explain why at the 1955
CCCF Championships both Curaçao and Aruba participated and during the 1957
CCCF Championships Aruba played friendly matches against two of the participating teams.