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Factfile of World Cup finalists Netherlands

sports Updated: Jul 07, 2010 02:34 IST
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Factfile for Netherlands after they defeated Uruguay 3-2 in Cape Town on Tuesday to qualify for World Cup final against Germany or Spain:

Results
First round
June 14
At Johannesburg (Soccer City)
Denmark 2-0

June 19
At Durban
Japan 1-0

June 24
At Cape Town
Cameroon 2-1
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Second round
June 28
At Durban
Slovakia 2-1
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Quarter-final
July 2
At Port Elizabeth
Brazil 2-1
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Semi-final
July 6
At Cape Town
Uruguay 3-2
Scorers
5 - Wesley Sneijder
2 - Arjen Robben
1 - Dirk Kuyt, Robin van Persie, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Giovanni van Bronckhorst
Own goal
Daniel Agger (DEN)
Key players
Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan/ITA) - joint leading scorer with five goals and on verge of special 'double' having helped Inter Milan win Champions League

Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich/GER) - snatched decisive third goal against Uruguay with his head which makes a change as most come via deadly left boot

Robin van Persie (Arsenal/ENG) - brushed off claims of unhappiness with coaches to lead line superbly as lone striker in 4-5-1 formation

Captain
Giovanni van Bronckhorst
Coach
Bert van Marwijk
Squad
(figure indicates shirt number)
1 Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax) GK
2 Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax) DF
3 John Heitinga (Everton/ENG) DF
4 Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg/GER) DF
5 Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord) DF
6 Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich/GER) MD
7 Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool/ENG) ST
8 Nigel de Jong (Manchester City/ENG) MD
9 Robin van Persie (Arsenal/ENG) ST
10 Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan/ITA) MD
11 Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich/GER) ST
12 Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart/GER) DF
13 Andri Ooijer (PSV) DF
14 Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax) MD
15 Edson Braafheid (Celtic/SCO) DF
16 Michel Vorm (Utrecht) GK
17 Eljero Elia (Hamburg/GER) ST
18 Stijn Schaars (Alkmaar) MD
19 Ryan Babel (Liverpool/ENG) ST
20 Ibrahim Afellay (PSV) MD
21 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (AC Milan/ITA) ST
22 Sander Boschker (Twente) GK
23 Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid/ESP) MD

World ranking: 4

Nickname: Oranje (Oranges)

Previous appearances
1934 - first round, 1938 - first round, 1974 - runners-up, 1978 - runners-up, 1990 - second round, 1994 - quarter-finals, 1998 - fourth, 2006 - second round

Record
P42, W22, D10, L10, F71, A43

Record win
South Korea 5-0 (1998)

Record loss
Czechoslovakia 0-3 (1938)

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