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Analysis Netherlands World Cup 2014 Squad

How would Netherlands play?

As ever with the Dutch at a real competition, it is hard to anticipate how they will admission. The 2010 World Cup finalists went unbeaten in 2013, scoring objectives for entertainment only, however that accomplishment is less amazing when you take a gander at who they confronted.


Any group holding Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie will represent a risk yet the misfortune of midfield monster Kevin Strootman is an immense blow. His nonattendance, in addition to an unpracticed protection, has provoked Manchester United's administrator in-holding up Louis van Gaal to switch to a new 5-3-2 arrangement that has Dutch perfectionists trenching their temples.

Key player 

Arjen Robben has given an arrangement of coruscating showcases for Bayern Munich in the course of the last couple of seasons, incorporating scoring the victor in the 2013 Champions League last. We should not overlook Robin van Persie, who scored 11 objectives in nine qualifiers to surpass Patrick Kluivert as the Netherlands' record-breaking record scorer.

One to watch 

An eminent season has seen Daley Blind immovably rise up out of the shadow of his father, fabulous Ajax and Oranje player Danny.

Ajax supervisor Frank de Boer has managed his change from a shield to a protective midfield "turn" with incredible achievement, however Louis van Gaal is relied upon to play him as a left wing-back. Once booed by the Ajax swarm, they now respect a player who won the Dutch association's Player of the Year recompense this season.

The supervisor 

New Manchester United supervisor Louis van Gaal has won alliance titles with Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AZ Alkmaar. Named as Netherlands supervisor in 2012, he has Danny Blind and Patrick Kluivert, who won the Champions League at Ajax under him, on his training staff.

How they qualified 

They won nine of their 10 matches and scored 34 objectives, with just a 2-2 draw against Estonia denying them a flawless record. That said, few nations had simpler resistance - none of their adversaries were positioned in Fifa's main 30.

World Cup record 

The Dutch languished World Cup last disaster over a third time in 2010 when they lost to Spain, adding to the thrashings their extraordinary groups endured in 1974 and 1978. Brazil will be their tenth World Cup finals.

Fifa positioning: 15

Squad 

Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Tim Krul (Newcastle), Michel Vorm (Swansea)

Guards: Daley Blind, Joel Veltman (both Ajax), Stefan de Vrij, Daryl Janmaat, Terence Kongolo, Bruno Martins Indi, (all Feyenoord), Paul Verhaegh (FC Augsburg), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa).

Midfielders: Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Leroy Fer (Norwich), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven).

Advances: Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbahce), Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev), Robin van Persie (Manchester United).

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