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Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Football Association Vauxhall Friendly Match

England 2 Netherlands 3 [0-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Netherlands Squad
Team Records
   

    

The Oranje Squad to face England  February 2012
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Anita, Vurnon San Benito 4 April 1989 22 D Amsterdamsche FC Ajax NV 3 0
Vurnon Anita was omitted from the final squad on 24 February 2011.
van Bommel, Mark Peter Gertuda Andreas 22 April 1977 34 M AC Milan SpA, Italy 73 10
Boulahrouz, Khalid
 
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28 December 1981 30 D VfB Stuttgart 1893 eV, Germany 34 0
Bruma, Jeffrey Kevin van Homoet 13 November 1991 20 D Hamburger SV eV, Germany, on loan from Chelsea FC, England 4 0
Emanuelson, Urby Vitorrio Diego 16 June 1986 25 D/M AC Milan SpA, Italy 14 0
Heitinga, John Gijsbert Alan 15 November 1983 28 D Everton FC, England 74 7
Huntelaar, Klaas-Jan 12 August 1983 28 F FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 eV, Germany 49 30
John, Ola 19 May 1992 19 F FC Twente 1965 0 0
de Jong, Luuk 27 August 1990 21 F FC Twente 1965 6 1
de Jong, Nigel 30 November 1984 27 M Manchester City FC, England 56 1
Krul, Timothy Michael 3 April 1988 23 G Newcastle United FC, England 2 1 GA
Kuijt, Dirk 22 July 1980 31 F Liverpool FC, England 84 24
Lens, Jeremain 24 November 1987 24 F Philips SV, NV 4 1
Jeremain Lens was omitted from the final squad on 24 February 2011.
Maher, Adam 20 July 1993 18 M Alkmaar Zaanstreek 0 0
Adam Maher was omitted from the final squad on 24 February 2011.
Mathijsen, Joris 5 April 1980 31 D Málaga CF SAD, Spain 78 3
Narsingh, Luciano 13 September 1990 21 F SC Heerenveen 0 0
van Persie, Robin 6 August 1983 28 F Arsenal FC, England 61 25
Pieters, Erik 7 August 1988 23 D Philips SV, NV 14 0
Robben, Arjen 23 January 1984 28 F FC Bayern München eV, Germany 53 15
Schaars, Stefanus Johannes 11 January 1984 28 M Sporting Clube de Portugal, Portugal 15 0
Sneijder, Wesley 9 June 1984 27 M FC Internazionale Milano SpA, Italy 80 23
Stekelenburg, Maarten 22 September 1982 29 G AS Roma SpA, Italy 44 27 GA
Strootman, Kevin 13 February 1990 22 M Philips SV, NV 10 1
van der Vaart, Rafael Ferdinand 11 February 1983 29 M Tottenham Hotspur FC, England 93 17
Vlaar, Ron Peter 16 February 1985 27 D Feyenoord Rotterdam 4 0
Vorm, Michel 20 October 1983 28 G Swansea City FC, England 9 8 GA
Wijnaldum, Georgino Gregion Emile 11 November 1990 21 M Philips SV, NV 2 1

Squad details correct up to and including Netherland's match against Germany on 15 November 2011.
Tallies taken from voetbalstats.nl

Diary

Thursday, 16 February 2012 - Bert van Marwijk has called up 27 players for the preliminary squad.  The definitive Dutch squad will be announced on Friday 24 February.

Friday, 24 February 2012 - Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder were named in the final Netherlands squad of 24 for next week's friendly against England with coach Bert van Marwijk hoping they would recover their form by training and playing with the others.  Robben and Sneijder are both misfiring at their clubs, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan respectively, and while neither are guaranteed to start the game, Van Marwijk believes they will benefit from just being part of the squad.  The two played key roles in the Netherlands run to the World Cup final in 2010 and both had fine seasons leading up to that tournament when Inter faced Bayern in the Champions League final a few weeks before the World Cup started. 

Van Marwijk invited wingers Ola John and Luciano Narsingh for the first time, while left back Erik Pieters is making a comeback after being sidelined for months.  Van Marwijk also included Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Rafael van der Vaart with the player now back to full fitness after missing the last three games with a calf injury. 

The match against England, which was postponed in August last year due to the riots in London, will be the last friendly for the Dutch before they start their warm-up programme for Euro 2012, where they face Denmark, Germany and Portugal.

Netherlands Form: last six games
W W W L D L  f 16:a success: 58%
710 2 September 2011 - Netherlands 11 San Marino 0 [3-0]
Philips Stadion, Eindhoven
(35,000)
van Persie (4), Sneider (2), Heitinga, Kuijt, Huntelaar (2), Wijnaldum ECP HW
711 6 September 2011 - Finland 0 Netherlands 2 [0-0]
Helsingin olympiastadion
(21,580)
Strootman, L de Jong AW
712 7 October 2011 - Netherlands 1 Moldova 0 [1-0]
Stadion Feijenoord, Rotterdam (47,000)
Huntelaar HW
713 11 October 2011 - Sweden 3 Netherlands 2 [1-1]
Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun
(33,000)
Källström, Larsson (pen), Toivonen
Huntelaar, Kuijt
AL
714 11 November 2011 - Netherlands 0 Switzerland 0 [0-0]
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (49,000)
  Fr HD
715 15 November 2011 - Germany 3 Netherlands 0 [2-0]
Imtech Arena (Volksparkstadion), Hamburg (51,500)
Müller, Klose, Özil AL

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