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Van Persie delivers Netherlands World Cup ticket

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 22.56CET
Andorra 0-2 Netherlands
Robin van Persie struck twice in four minutes to seal top spot in Group D for the Oranje and a place at Brazil 2014 after a subdued first half.
by Berend Scholten
Van Persie delivers Netherlands World Cup ticket
Robin van Persie and Wesley Sneijder celebrate a goal in Andorra ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

AndorraNetherlands

Goals scored0
2
Total attempts7
 
19
Attempts on target2
 
7
off target4
 
9
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
10
Offsides0
5
Yellow cards4
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed24
 
13
Fouls suffered12
 
20

Standings

Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:29 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Published: Tuesday 10 September 2013, 22.56CET

Van Persie delivers Netherlands World Cup ticket

Andorra 0-2 Netherlands
Robin van Persie struck twice in four minutes to seal top spot in Group D for the Oranje and a place at Brazil 2014 after a subdued first half.

The Netherlands will compete in next summer's FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil after Robin van Persie struck twice in quick succession to secure the victory in Andorra that confirmed his side as Group D winners.

Yet to score in eight qualifiers, Andorra could claim something of a moral victory as they reached half-time on level terms, with Louis van Gaal's side on top but unable to create much danger in a slow-paced game. Wesley Sneijder went closest, his drive forcing goalkeeper Ferran Pol to a save, while free-kicks from Sneijder and Van Persie went over and wide.

Van Persie belatedly found his range in the 50th minute, crashing a curving drive past Pol from 20 metres to make it 1-0. The Oranje captain swiftly followed that up with his 38th international goal, the Manchester United FC man moving to within two goals of Patrick Kluivert's national-record tally of 40 after Pol's punch set him up for a simple finish.

There was no need for any further gloss with victory leaving the Netherlands with 22 points from eight games – eight more than second placed Hungary with only two games left to play.

Last updated: 11/09/13 13.08CET

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Lineup

Andorra

Andorra

Netherlands

Netherlands

13Ferran Pol (GK)1Michel Vorm (GK)
2Cristian Martínez2Daryl Janmaat
3Marc Vales3Stefan de Vrij
5Emili Garcia4Ron Vlaar
Yellow Card80
6Ildefons Lima (C)
Yellow Card39
5Jetro Willems
Substitution46
7Marc Pujol
Substitution85
6Stijn Schaars
8Marcio Vieira
Yellow Card57
7Ruben Schaken
9Gabi Riera
Substitution72
8Kevin Strootman
15Moises San Nicolas
Yellow Card24
9Robin van Persie (C)
Goal50
Goal54
19Ivan Lorenzo
Yellow Card55
Substitution60
10Wesley Sneijder
Substitution79
21Marc García11Jeremain Lens

Substitutes

1José Gómes (GK)22Kenneth Vermeer (GK)
4Oscar Sonejee12Paul Verhaegh
11Sergio Moreno
Substitution60
13Jeffrey Bruma
17Victor Moreira
Substitution72
16Jonathan De Guzmán
18Josep Ayala
Substitution85
19Ricky van Wolfswinkel
20Sebastiàn Gómez20Adam Maher
Substitution46
22David Maneiro21Dirk Kuyt
Substitution79
23Jeroen Zoet (GK)

Coach

Jesús Álvarez (AND) Louis van Gaal (NED)

Referee

Ante Vučemilović (CRO)

Assistant referees

Dalibor Conjar (CRO), Goran Pataki (CRO)

Fourth official

Damir Batinić (CRO)

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

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