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World Cup '14: The Netherlands

Little intro:

The team is referred to as
Het Nederlands Elftal (The Dutch Eleven) and Oranje (Orange)
. The Dutch hold the record for playing the most World Cup finals without ever winning the tournament.

Well then.. Fourth time's a charm? (there's always hope!)



Goalkeepers:

Jasper Cillessen, 25, Ajax Amsterdam
Michel Vorm, 30, Swansea City
Tim Krul, 26, Newcastle United

Defenders:

Ron Vlaar, 29, Aston Villa.
Stefan de Vrij, 22, Feyenoord Rotterdam
Bruno Martins Indi, 22, Feyenoord Rotterdam
Daley Blind, 24, Ajax Amsterdam
Daryl Janmaat, 24, Feyenoord Rotterdam
Paul Verhaegh, 30, Augsburg
Joel Veltman, 22, Ajax Amsterdam
Terence Kongolo, 20, Feyenoord Rotterdam

Midfielders:

Nigel 'Karate Kid' de Jong, 29, AC Milan
Jonathan de Guzman, 26, Swansea City
Wesley Sneijder, 29, Galatasaray
Arjen Robben, 30, Bayern Munchen
Jordy Clasie, 22, Feyenoord Rotterdam
Leroy Fer, 24, Norwich City
Georginio Wijnaldum, 23, PSV Eindhoven
Memphis Depay, 20, PSV Eindhoven

Forwards:

Robin van Persie (captain), 30, Manchester United
Dirk Kuyt, 33, Fenerbahçe
Jeremain Lens, 26, Dinamo Kyiv
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, 30, Schalke 04

Coached by: Louis van Gaal, 62, Manchester United

The squad against Ghana:

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Top left to right: Janmaat, de Vrij, Blind, Vlaar, Martins Indi & Cillessen
Bottom left to right: de Guzman, Kung Fu, Grandpa Van Persie, Arjen 'Diver' Robben & Wesley 'Midget' Sneijder


Schedule:
June 13th 2014: Spain - Netherlands, in Salvador
June 18th 2014: Australia - Netherlands, in Porto Alegre
June 23rd 2014: Netherlands - Chile, in São Paolo

The team has arrived this morning (05:30 local time) in Rio de Janeiro, and they will be staying in a 5 star hotel near Ipanema Beach.


I personally think they will, at least, make it trough the group stages:
what are your thoughts on the Dutch, ONTD?

src & src

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