Holland National Coach: Louis Van Gaal
One of the most respected and experienced managers around, Val Gaal is in his 2nd stint with Holland national side. He has previously worked at the clubs like Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. He likes to have a free flowing midfield where Robben will be given the licence to torment defenders.
Possible Starting Lineup at 2014 World Cup:
Holland have some great skillful players in the ranks, Robin Van Persie is sure to lead the line with Robben and Lens on either side of the wing in a 4-3-3 formation. De Guzman, Strootman will play the anchor role in midfield alongside Wesley Snieder. Holland’s strength always has been their attacking gameplay. At the back they have young but solid back line.
Star Player: Arjan Robben & Van Persie
Robben is a such a great player when on form, he can switch and swap places on either side of the wing, likes to come inside for possible shooting oppertunities. He is even a better player when the decide to pass the ball, Van Persie is a class act and this will probably be his last world cup and at the peak of his career he should do great.
Youngster to watch out for – Stefan de Vrij
Such a wise head for a 20 year old, he might start for Holland in the centre of defence alongside Vlaar. He is tall and powerfull can score that odd goal from the corners.
Holland 2014 World Cup Schedule:
- Spain (13 June)
- Australia – (18 June)
- Chile – (23 June)
Netherlands Possible 23 Man Squad for FIFA World Cup 2014
Holland are suppose to announce their final 23-man squad on the deadline day 13 May 2014. Most of the names are expected but their will be a couple of surprise inclusions who might not feature in the playing XI.
|2||Tim Krul||Newcastle United||26||GK|
|4||Van der Wiel||PSG||26||Defender|
|6||Bruno Martins Indi||Faynoord||22||Defender|
|6||Ron Vlaar||Aston Villa||29||Defender|
|9||Stefan de Vrij||Faynoord||21||Defender|
|13||De Guzman||Swansea City||26||Midfielder|
|14||Kevin Strootman||AS Roma||24||Midfielder|
|15||Nigel de Jong||AC Milan||29||Midfielder|
|17||Rafael Van der Vaart||Hamburg||31||Midfielder|
|18||Jeremain Lens||Dynamo Kyiv||22||Midfielder|
|19||Arjan Robben||FC Bayern Munich||30||Forward|
|20||Robin van Persie||Manchester United||31||Forward|
|21||Klaas-Jan Huntelaar||FC Schalke||30||Forward|