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England National Football Team Match No. 786

Netherlands 1 England 1 [1-0]

Wednesday, 13 February 2002

Netherlands Pre-Match


Netherlands Squad for the Match against England February 2002
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Boateng, George 09-May-1975 26 M Aston Villa FC, England 1 0
de Boer, Frank 15-May-1970 31 D FC Barcelona, Spain 91 11
de Boer, Ronald 15-May-1970 31 M Rangers FC, Scotland 64 13
Cocu, Phillip 29-Oct-1970 31 M FC Barcelona, Spain 58 5
Davids, Edgar 13-Mar-1973 28 M Juventus FC, Italy 44 4
Hasselbaink, Jerrel "Jimmy Floyd" 27-Mar-1972 29 F Chelsea FC, England 17 7
Kluivert, Patrick 01-Jul-1976 25 F/M FC Barcelona, Spain 58 33
Makaay, Roy 09-Mar-1975 26 F RC Deportivo La Coru�a, Spain 15 0
Melchiot, Mario 04-Nov-1976 25 D Chelsea FC, England 9 0
Moens, Oscar 01-Apr-1973 28 G AZ Alkmaar 2 GA 1

Moens reported he had a bruised calf and withdrew from the squad on Friday, 8 February.

Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Overmars, Marc 29-Mar-1973 28 F FC Barcelona, Spain 70 15
Paauwe, Patrick 27-Dec-1975 26 M Feyenoord 3 0
Reiziger, Michael 03-May-1973 28 D FC Barcelona, Spain 51 1
Ricksen, Fernando 27-Jul-1976 25 D Rangers FC, Scotland 1 0
Sikora, Victor 11-Apr-1978 23 F SBV Vitesse 3 0
van Bommel, Mark 22-Apr-1977 24 M PSV Eindhoven 10 4
van Bronckhorst, Giovanni Christiaan 05-Feb-1975 27 D/M Arsenal FC, England 25 2
van der Sar, Edwin 29-Oct-1970 31 G Fulham FC, England 64 GA 52
van Nistelrooij, Rutgerus Johannes Martinus "Ruud" 01-Jul-1976 25 F Manchester United FC, England 17 8
Westerveld, Sander 23-Oct-1974 27 G Real Sociedad, Spain 6 GA 8

Westerveld was given a late call to the squad on Friday, 8 February to replace Oscar Moens.


Friday, 30 November 2001 - Louis van Gaal confirmed his resignation as national team coach effective 1 February 2002 following the Netherlands's failure to qualify for the World Cup 2002 final tournament.   He took over The Netherlands on 7 July 2000, soon after the European Championship 2000 final tournament.

Wednesday, 23 January 2002 - Legendary Dutch footballer Ruud Kroll was appointed temporary coach of the Netherlands national team and will be in charge for the friendly match against England on 13 February, the KNVB (Dutch football association) announced.  Kroll, an assistant coach with Ajax, had also served as an assistant to Louis van Gaal during his last month in charge of the national side.  However, the KNVB said it is still trying to persuade Rangers director of football Dick Advocaat to take the job on a permanent basis.

Friday, 25 January 2002 - Dick Advocaat was appointed head coach of Netherlands national team effective 1 July.  Until recently Advocaat was manager of Rangers, with whom he is now director of football, a role he will keep for at least another year until 1 July 2003 while serving as Netherlands coach on a part-time basis.  Advocaat will be assisted by former Feyenoord coach and Netherlands star footballer Willem van Hanegem and Rangers deputy manager Bert van Lingen,  the KNVB announced.  Advocaat will be given time off to participate in the four friendly matches Netherlands have scheduled before the summer, including that against England on 13 February.  It is Advocaat's second stint with the national side; he first served between 1992 and 1994, guiding Netherlands to the World Cup 1994 quarterfinals in the U.S.A.  In 1995 he became coach at PSV Eindhoven and moved to Rangers in 1998.  It is unclear whether Ruud Kroll, appointed caretaker coach of Netherlands just two days ago, will have a role with the national side.

Thursday, 7 February 2002 - Netherlands coaches Dick Advocaat and Willem van Hanegem announced a 19-player squad with a heavy British flavour to meet England next week.  It includes six players from English clubs and two from Rangers.

Unavailable for selection through injury or fitness concerns were Chelsea winger Boudewijn Zenden (35 caps, 6 goals, Rangers defender Arthur Numan (43/0), PSV Eindhoven defender Kevin Hofland (6/0), Internazionale midfielder Clarence Seedorf (59/10), Feyenoord forward Pierre van Hooijdonk (28/10) and Willem II midfielder Denny Landzaat (4/0).  The most notable absentee is Jaap Stam, who tested positive for the banned drug nandralone and is serving a suspension given worldwide effect by FIFA yesterday. 

Netherlands Results
No. Date Opposition Venue Type F A Result H.T.
554 02-Sep-2000 Republic of Ireland Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam WCP 2 2 HD [0-1]
555 07-Oct-2000 Cyprus Neo GSP Stadion, Nicosia WCP 4 0 AW [0-0]
556 11-Oct-2000 Portugal Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam WCP 0 2 HL [0-2]
557 15-Nov-2000 Spain Estadio Olimpico, Sevilla F 2 1 AW [0-0]
558 28-Feb-2001 Turkey Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam F 0 0 HD [0-0]
559 24-Mar-2001 Andorra Miniestadi, Barcelona, Spain WCP 5 0 AW [2-0]
560 28-Mar-2001 Portugal Estadio das Antas, Porto WCP 2 2 AD [0-1]
561 25-Apr-2001 Cyprus Philipsstadion, Eindhoven WCP 4 0 HW [3-0]
562 02-Jun-2001 Estonia Lillek�la Staadion, Tallinn WCP 4 2 AW [0-0]
563 15-Aug-2001 England White Hart Lane, Tottenham F 2 0 AW [2-0]
564 01-Sep-2001 Republic of Ireland Lansdowne Road, Dublin WCP 0 1 AL [0-0]
565 05-Sep-2001 Estonia Philipsstadion, Eindhoven WCP 5 0 HW [5-0]
566 06-Oct-2001 Andorra Gelredome, Arnhem WCP 4 0 HW [2-0]
567 10-Nov-2001 Denmark Parken, Kbenhavn F 1 1 AD [1-0]