Here comes another one of the strongest competitor of 2014 FIFA World Cup, Netherlands. The team squad of Netherlands for summer world cup is declared with complete roster of all players. Netherlands are also called as Orange, Holland, Clockwise Orange & the Flying Dutchmen as their nicknames. This is the only team which played 3 times final of football world cup & lost all three. Their Last world cup defeat was against the current champions Spain. Again they’ll play their first match of this upcoming world cup against Spain. So have a look on current team squad roster of Netherlands for 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Team Squad of Netherlands 2014 World Cup
|22||Jasper Cillessen||Ajax Amsterdam|
|21||Jeroen Zoet||PSV Eindhoven|
|22||Gregory van der Wiel||Paris Saint Germain|
|4||Ron Vlaar||Aston Villa|
|5||Bruno Martins Indi||Feyenoord|
|17||Daley Blind||Ajax Amsterdam|
|3||Karim Rekik||PSV Eindhoven|
|12||Joel Veltman||Ajax Amsterdam|
|8||Stijn Schaars||PSV Eindhoven|
|10||Siem de Jong||Ajax Amsterdam|
|18||Davy Klaasen||Ajax Amsterdam|
|20||Robin Van Persie||Manchester United|
|10||Arjen Robben||Bayern Munich|
|25||Klaas Jan Huntelaar||Schalke 04|
|22||Memphis Depay||PSV Eindhoven|
|7||Jean Paul Boetius||Feyenoord|
|24||Quincy Promes||Twente Enschede|
The Manchester United forward Robin Van Persie is the current captain of Netherlands. He is also the top goal scorer of Holland scoring 41 goals total. For this national football team, the former Man United goalkeeper, Edwin Van der Sar played maximum number of games . The Oranges are at 15 position in the current FIFA World men rankings. Louis van Gaal is the head coach whereas, Danny Blind is the Assistant coach of the national team.
Netherlands played their first international match against Belgium on 30th April 1905 which was an away game for them. But, they made registered ever victory over Belgium by 4–1. The biggest win came on second of September 2011 against San Marino which they won with 11–0. They’ve qualified for the FIFA World Cup 9 times & this is the 10 time they are playing this competition. Best result of this team in this competition came in 1974, 1978 & 2010 in which they finished at runners-up place.
Schedule of Netherlands for 2014 World Cup
Two teams of last world cup final i.e. Spain & Netherlands will begin their first match of this world cup against each other in group stage. These two teams will play first match of group B on 13 June 2014 at Arena Fonte Nova which is located in Salvador. In this group, other 2 teams are Chile & Australia. Next match of Netherlands is against Australia & thereafter against Chile. Netherlands are 3 times runners of FIFA World Cup in 1974, 1978 & 2010. They are one time European Champions of 1988.
In last world cup of South Africa, the Oranges played total 7 matches out of which they won 6 games. Remaining one was defeat against Spain in the final match by 0–1. They scored total 12 goals in the competition & have conceded 6 goals throughout the competition. Will this time Netherlands lift the trophy of FIFA World Cup?