Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Tim Krul (Newcastle), Michel Vorm (Swansea)
Defenders: Daley Blind (Ajax), Daryl Janmaat (Feyenoord), Terence Kongolo (Feyenoord), Bruno Martins Indi (Feyenoord), Joel Veltman (Ajax), Paul Verhaegh (Augsburg), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa), Stefan de Vrij (Feyenoord)
Midfielders: Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Leroy Fer (Norwich), Jonathan De Guzman (Swansea), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven)
Forwards: Memphis Depay (PSV), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Dirk Kuijt (Fenerbahce), Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev), Robin van Persie (Manchester United), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)
13th June v Spain (Salvador)
18th June v Australia (Porto Alegre)
23rd June v Chile (Sao Paulo)
Holland’s attacking trio of Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie and Jeremain Lens provided 19 goals in qualifying. Manchester-bound coach Van Gaal is a tactical mastermind who could come offset the team’s inexperience against bigger sides.
The Dutch have always been vulnerable in defence, and it looks likely to continue since they do not have a solid centre-back pairing. Kevin Strootman has been ruled out, which will be a big loss to midfield stability.
Arjen Robben. Possible the only Dutch player to have been in world-class form this season. His direct running and pace can cause problems for any defence. This could be his last World Cup so he will strive to make it his best.
Group B is the closest thing to a group of death. Spain will be expected to prevail, so the fight for second could be down to Holland and an impressive Chile side. The Dutch FA have targeted the semi-finals, which would be a great achievement. The 2010 finalists could face Brazil in the last 16, which could prove a test too strong for this inexperienced side.
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