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"The intellectualisation
of football has
always foundered
on a simple problem-
-the players. Doing
all your most
rewarding thinking
with your feet seems
to dull the philo-
sophical impulse.
Unless, of course,
you are Dutch.
According to legend,
Europeans played
a moronic, muscular
version of the world's
game, until Holland
proclaimed its vision
of total football in the
1974 World Cup,
and enlightenment
dawned."

From:
Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football
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National Team of the Netherlands

2010 World Cup South Africa

 

Final

Netherlands - Spain 0-1
 

Semifinal

Uruguay - Netherlands 2-3
 

Quarterfinal

Netherlands - Brazil 2-1
 

Round of 16

Netherlands - Slovakia 2-1
 

Group E - Results

Netherlands - Denmark 2-0
Japan - Cameroon 1-0
Netherlands - Japan 1-0
Cameroon - Denmark 1-2
Denmark - Japan 1-3
Cameroon - Netherlands 1-2
             

Complete schedule at FIFA.com or have a look at this great calendar bij Marca.

 

Entire World Cup campaign (Qualifiers and finals)

Played won draw lost g+ - g-
15 14 0 1 29 - 8
 

Group E - Table

  G W D L P F   A
Netherlands 3 3 0 0 9 5 - 1
Japan 3 2 0 1 6 4 - 2
Denmark 3 1 0 2 3 3 - 6
Cameroon 3 0 0 3 0 2 - 5
All groups
                 
Topscorers                

 

The Netherlands - 2010 World Cup squad

Played

Goals

Ass.

Goal keepers 1 Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax) 7    
16 Michel Vorm (FC Utrecht) 0    
22 Sander Boschker (FC Twente) 0    
Defenders 2 Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax) 5    
3 John Heitinga (Everton) 7    
4 Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg) 6    
5 Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord) 7 1  
12 Khalid Boulahrouz (VfB Stuttgart) 2    
13 André Ooijer (PSV) 1    
15 Edson Braafheid (Celtic) 1    
Midfielders 6 Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich) 7    
8 Nigel de Jong (Manchester City) 6    
10 Wesley Sneijder (Inter) 7 5 1
14 Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax) 1   1
18 Stijn Schaars (AZ) 0    
20 Ibrahim Afellay (PSV) 3    
23 Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid) 5   1
Forwards 7 Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool) 7 1 3
9 Robin van Persie (Arsenal) 7 1 1
11 Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) 5 2 1
17 Eljero Elia (Hamburg) 6   1
19 Ryan Babel (Liverpool) 0    
21 Klaas Jan Huntelaar (AC Milan) 4 1  
 

The staff

Bert van Marwijk manager (bondscoach)
Frank de Boer assistant
Phillip Cocu assistant
Dick Voorn assistant
Ruud Hesp keepers coach
Luc van Agt fitness coach
Ron Spelbos head of scouting
Hans Jorritsma teammanager

FIFA World Rankings

All matches ever played

The Netherlands at the World Cup

Head-to-head records

 

Friendlies

2010-06-05 Netherlands - Hungary 6-1
2010-06-01 Netherlands - Ghana 4-1
2010-05-26 Netherlands - Mexico 2-1
2010-03-03 Netherlands - USA 2-1
         

 

World Cup 2010 - Qualifications Group 9

Results

10/09/2008 Macedonia - Netherlands 1 - 2 John Heitinga ('46) , Rafael van der Vaart ('60) , Pandev ('78/pen)
11/10/2008 Netherlands - Iceland 2 - 0 Joris Mathijsen ('15) , Klaas-Jan Huntelaar ('65)
15/10/2008 Norway - Netherlands 0 - 1 Mark van Bommel ('63)
28/03/2009 Netherlands - Scotland 3 - 0 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar ('29) , Robin van Persie ('45+1) , Dirk Kuyt ('76/pen)
01/04/2009 Netherlands - Macedonia 4 - 0 Dirk Kuyt ('16, '41), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar ('25), Rafael van der Vaart ('88)
06/06/2009 Iceland - Netherlands 1 - 2 Nigel de Jong (8'), Mark van Bommel (16'), K. Sigurdsson (88')
10/06/2009 Netherlands - Norway 2 - 0 Andre Ooijer (32'), Arjen Robben (51')
09/09/2009 Scotland - Netherlands 0 - 1 Eljero Elia (82')


Table

Team M W D L G+ G- Pts
Netherlands 8 8 0 0 17 2 24
Norway 8 2 4 2 9 7 10
Scotland 8 3 1 4 6 11 10
Macedonia FYR 8 2 1 5 5 11 7
Iceland 8 1 2 5 7 13 5

The squad during qualifications

Goal keepers

Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Michel Vorm (FC Utrecht), Piet Velthuizen (Vitesse)

Defenders

Glenn Loovens (Celtic Glasgow), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax), Khalid Boulahrouz (VfB Stuttgart), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), John Heitinga (Everton), Joris Mathijsen (HSV), Andre Ooijer (PSV)

Midfielders

Ibrahim Afellay (PSV), Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich), Orlando Engelaar (PSV), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), Stijn Schaars (AZ), Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid), Otman Bakkal (PSV), Wout Brama (FC Twente), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan) , Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax), Urby Emanuaelson (Ajax)

Forwards

Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Ryan Babel (Liverpool), Edson Braafheid (Bayern Munich), Eljero Elia (HSV), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (AC Milan), Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Celtic Glasgow)

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