Amsterdam ArenA - Amsterdam 22/03/2013 - 20:30CET (20:30 local time)

Qualifying round - Group D

Netherlands - Estonia
3-0
 

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Netherlands come up trumps against Estonia

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 23.26CET
Netherlands 3-0 Estonia
Rafael van der Vaart, Robin van Persie and Ruben Schaken were on target as the Oranje made up for a goalless first half to strengthen their grip on Group D.
by Berend Scholten
Netherlands come up trumps against Estonia
Rafael van der Vaart celebrates breaking the deadlock in Amsterdam ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Netherlands
Estonia

3

Goals scored

0

14

Total attempts

4

7

Attempts on target

2

7

off target

2

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

0

4

Offsides

1

1

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

3

Fouls committed

10

10

Fouls suffered

3

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 17:36 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Friday 22 March 2013, 23.26CET

Netherlands come up trumps against Estonia

Netherlands 3-0 Estonia
Rafael van der Vaart, Robin van Persie and Ruben Schaken were on target as the Oranje made up for a goalless first half to strengthen their grip on Group D.

The Netherlands maintained their perfect record in FIFA World Cup qualifying Group D, beating Estonia with three second-half goals at the Amsterdam ArenA.

First-half substitute Rafael van der Vaart made the breakthrough, further strikes from Robin van Persie and Feyenoord winger Ruben Schaken completing a comfortable win for Louis van Gaal's new-look Netherlands side.

While goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer, Daley Blind and Jonathan De Guzman all made just their second appearances for the home team, there was plenty of seasoned talent going forward, with Wesley Sneijder, Van Persie and Arjen Robben boasting 226 caps between them. However, while the Oranje dominated possession from the off, they struggled to break down defensive-minded opponents, the main drama of the first half an injury to Sneijder that forced his replacement by Van der Vaart in the 36th minute.

Konstantin Vassiljev had tested Vermeer with a shot just before the break, but the Netherlands regained full control after half-time. Within two minutes of the restart, Daryl Janmaat fed the ball to Van der Vaart who turned and fired into the net with his left foot despite the attentions of two defenders.

Feyenoord right-back Janmaat then set up Van Persie for his 32nd international  goal 18 minutes from time, the Manchester United FC man finishing with his left foot just in front of the goalkeeper. Van Persie provided the assist for the Oranje's third, substitute Ruben Schaken having the honour of scoring his country's 1,500th international goal.

Last updated: 08/05/14 6.10CET

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Lineup

Netherlands

Netherlands

Estonia

Estonia

1Kenneth Vermeer (GK)1Sergei Pareiko (GK)
2Daryl Janmaat3Igor Morozov
3Stefan de Vrij5Dmitri Kruglov
Substitution62
4Bruno Martins Indi7Sander Puri
5Daley Blind8Andres Oper
Substitution46
6Jonathan De Guzmán
Substitution86
11Henrik Ojamaa
Substitution77
7Jeremain Lens
Substitution73
13Martin Vunk
8Kevin Strootman14Konstantin Vassiljev
9Robin van Persie
Goal72
15Ragnar Klavan (C)
10Wesley Sneijder (C)
Substitution36
17Enar Jääger
11Arjen Robben
Yellow Card42
23Taijo Teniste

Substitutes

23Michel Vorm (GK)12Pavel Londak (GK)
22Maarten Stekelenburg (GK)2Tihhon Šišov
12Ricardo van Rhijn4Raio Piiroja
13Ron Vlaar9Tarmo Kink
Substitution62
14Joris Mathijsen10Sergei Zenjov
Substitution46
15Dirk Kuyt16Sergei Mošnikov
16Jordy Clasie
Substitution86
18Ats Purje
17Ruben Schaken
Substitution73
Goal84
20Joel Lindpere
Substitution77
18Tonny Trindade de Vilhena21Jarmo Ahjupera
19Siem de Jong
20Rafael van der Vaart
Substitution36
Goal47
21Ola John

Coach

Louis van Gaal (NED) Tarmo Rüütli (EST)

Referee

Vitali Meshkov (RUS)

Assistant referees

Nikolai Golubev (RUS), Vitali Drozdov (RUS)

Fourth official

Vladimir Kazmenko (RUS)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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