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

Lineups

Netherlands

Netherlands

Estonia

Estonia

1Vermeer (GK)1Pareiko (GK)
2Janmaat3Morozov
3De Vrij5Kruglov
62
4Martins Indi7S. Puri
5Blind8Oper
46
6De Guzmán
86
11Ojamaa
77
7Lens
73
13Vunk
8Strootman14Vassiljev
9Van Persie
72
15Klavan (C)
10Sneijder (C)
36
17Jääger
11Robben
42
23Teniste

Substitutes

23Vorm (GK)12Londak (GK)
22Stekelenburg (GK)2Šišov
12Van Rhijn4Piiroja
13Vlaar9Kink
62
14Mathijsen10Zenjov
46
15Kuyt16Mošnikov
16Clasie
86
18Purje
17Schaken
73
84
20Lindpere
77
18Trindade de Vilhena21Ahjupera
19S. De Jong
20Van der Vaart
36
47
21John

Coaches

Louis van Gaal (NED) Tarmo Rüütli (EST)

Referee

Vitali Meshkov (RUS)

Press kits

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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