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  1. Netherlands 2-0 Denmark
    Monday, 14 June Match report
  2. Netherlands 1-0 Japan
    Saturday, 19 June Match report
  3. Cameroon 1-2 Netherlands
    Thursday, 24 June Match report
  4. Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia
    Monday, 28 June Match report
  5. Netherlands 2-1 Brazil
    Friday, 2 July Match report
  6. Uruguay 2-3 Netherlands
    Tuesday, 6 July Match report
  7. Netherlands 0-1 Spain
    Sunday, 11 July Match report

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Games played Shots on target | off target
7 Total Netherlands
50|35 Total Netherlands
Goals Assists
12 Total Netherlands
12 Total Netherlands
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
115|112 Total Netherlands
23|1 Total Netherlands

Team profile

In 1651, Dutchman Jan van Riebeeck was the first European to land in South Africa, where the Dutch-based language, Afrikaans, is still spoken today. Now, three centuries later, the Dutch are hoping to conquer the continent again. Fittingly, the Netherlands were the first European nation to qualify for the 2010 World Cup - and they arrive in confident mood. A 100% qualifying campaign, just two goals conceded, and the world-class talents of Robin van Persie, Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben make the Oranje a serious contender.

Of course, Holland have been here before. Four years ago Marco van Basten's side sailed through the 'group of death' only to fall to Portugal in the second round. At Euro 2008, they brushed aside World Cup finalists Italy and France to finish top of their group, only to fall to Guus Hiddink's Russia. But this time coach Bert van Marwijk has stuck with the same core group of players and has tried to instil a greater sense of unity, an age-old problem in the Dutch squad. Much will depend on the fitness of Van Persie and Robben, and the form of a suspect defence that remains their most obvious weakness.

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Maarten Stekelenburg Ajax 27 33
2 DF Gregory Van Der Wiel Ajax 22 14
3 DF Johnny Heitinga Everton 26 61
4 DF Joris Mathijsen Hamburg 30 61
5 DF Giovanni Van Bronckhorst Feyenoord 35 105
6 MF Mark Van Bommel Bayern Munich 33 62
7 FW Dirk Kuyt Liverpool 29 67
8 MF Nigel De Jong Man City 25 47
9 FW Robin Van Persie Arsenal 26 49
10 MF Wesley Sneijder Inter Milan 26 66
11 FW Arjen Robben Bayern Munich 26 51
12 DF Khalid Boulahrouz VfB Stuttgart 28 31
13 DF Andre Ooijer PSV 36 55
14 MF Demy De Zeeuw Ajax 27 28
15 DF Edson Braafheid Bayern Munich 27 7
16 GK Michel Vorm FC Utrecht 26 5
17 FW Elijero Elia Hamburg 23 14
18 MF Stijn Schaars AZ Alkmaar 26 12
19 FW Ryan Babel Liverpool 23 38
20 MF Ibrahim Affelay PSV 24 26
21 FW Klaas Jan Huntelaar AC Milan 26 36
22 GK Sander Boschker FC Twente 39 1
23 MF Rafael Van Der Vaart Real Madrid 27 81

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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