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Van Basten confident of progress

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Holland coach Marco van Basten is full of praise for the job fellow Dutchman Guus Hiddink has done at the Russia helm, but believes his team should have enough to progress from Saturday´s Euro 2008 quarter-final between the nations.

Van Basten, whose stunning volley clinched European glory for the Oranje against the then Soviet Union 20 years ago, is aiming to become the first man to win the tournament as player and coach

"After a difficult start to the tournament, Russia have started to play very well. They are an attack-minded team, with technically skilled players. (But) I think this group can handle that," Van Basten said.

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