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Euro 2012 Netherlands squad profile

Robin van Persie (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
A look at the players who will represent Holland at Euro 2012...

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Maarten Stekelenburg (AS Roma)
Established as Holland's No.1 ever since Edwin van der Sar called it a day.

Michel Vorm (Swansea City)
Nine caps to his name and a solid understudy after a good season in the Premier League with Swansea that has led to him being linked with bigger clubs.

Tim Krul (Newcastle United)
Also enjoyed a successful season with his club. Just three caps to his name but another reliable back-up option.


Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord)
Seven caps to his name and providing he can stay fit, he can be a valuable asset. A strong central defender who can pass the ball very well.

Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax Amsterdam)
Solid full-back who loves to go forward. Defensively he isn't the best in the world, but is well established in the international side.

Joris Mathijsen (Malaga)
Still a regular for his country (with 79 caps), despite struggling to hold down a place in the Malaga first-team this season.

John Heitinga (Everton)
Can play at full-back or in central defence.

Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart)
Solid defender who has had a spell at Chelsea. Has struggled with injuries.

Wilfred Bouma (PSV Eindhoven)
Enjoyed a spell at Aston Villa. Has rarely featured for the Dutch over the past couple of years.

Jetro Willems (PSV Eindhoven)
The teenager has been capped just once and is unlikely to feature unless Holland are hit by injuries and suspensions.


Nigel de Jong (Manchester City)
Tough-tackling defensive midfielder. Usually reliable, but still remembered for his shocking kick on Xabi Alonso during the World Cup final.

Mark van Bommel (AC Milan)
Has had a superb club career including spells with AC Milan and Barcelona, but has not made as much of an impression on the international scene.

Stijn Schaars (Sporting)
Qualify midfielder who was included in the 2010 World Cup squad, but did not play. Will be hoping to get some game time during the tournament.

Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham Hotspur)
Creative midfielder who has been a massive fan favourite since joining Spurs. 18 goals in 96 appearances for his country.

Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan)
Creative midfielder who when on top form is one of the best in Europe. Has been disappointing at times for Inter this season. A good tournament will likely lead to fresh speculation about his future in Italy.

Ibrahim Afellay (Barcelona)
Missed much of the season through injury but is fully fit and likely to play on the left wing.

Kevin Strootman (PSV Eindhoven)
Could keep De Jong out of the starting line-up. Capped 10 times by his country but has been in good form for PSV in 2012.

Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)
Potential match-winner but has suffered from injury over the past couple of years. Will be keen to make headlines for the right reasons after a costly penalty miss during the Champions League final last month contributed to Bayern Munich losing to Chelsea.


Robin van Persie (Arsenal)
One of the best strikers in Europe and guaranteed to start. Is wanted by a number of top European clubs as his future at Arsenal remains uncertain. Voted Footballer of the Year and Players's Player of the Year.

Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbahce)
Will join Turkish side Fenerbahce from Liverpool after the tournament. Reliable and can find the back of the net. Has scored 24 times for his country in 88 appearances.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04)
31 goals in 53 games and another quality strike option for Holland.

Luuk de Jong (Twente Enschede)
Seven caps for his country and clubs from across Europe will be monitoring his performances in the Euros if he comes off the bench. One for the future.

Luciano Narsingh (Heerenveen)
Just one cap for his country and another promising youngster.

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