Euro 2012 team guide: Group B – Holland

Everything you need to know about Group B competitors Holland

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COACH: Bert van Marwijk

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WORLD RANKING: 4

QUALIFIED: Group E winners

BEST EURO FINISH: Winners (1988)

FORMATION: 4-2-3-1

PLAYING STYLE: Attacking

STRONGEST LINE-UP:

STRENGTHS: The Dutch front four is as strong as anything in world football – they can win matches on their own.

WEAKNESSES: With first choice left-back Erik Pieters injured and Joris Mathijsen a weak link, the left side of defence looks extremely shaky.

TEAM RATING:

STAR PLAYER:

Robin van Persie

Position: Striker

Age: 28

Club: Arsenal

We don’t need to tell you anything about RVP – he’s the best striker in the world. Simple.

THE CAPTAIN:

Mark van Bommel

He’s 35 now, but MVB is still an absolute monster. Some say he’s dirty, others say he’s the ultimate tough-tackling midfielder.

HOLLAND FACTS:

Capital: Amsterdam
Population: 16.8 million
Official language: Dutch
Best ever player: Johan Cruyff 

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