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Sunday 21 December  
The Dutch national football team on the road to Euro 2012

Holland at Euro 2012

RNW followed the highs and lows of the "Oranje", as the Dutch national football team is nicknamed at home, in the run-up to and during the 2012 European Championships hosted in Poland and Ukraine.
Ibrahim Afellay
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Afellay is back

Article: Afellay is back

“I’m mentally and physically stronger now,” Ibrahim Afellay said after joining his Holland teammates on Monday evening, completing Bert van Marwijk’s 23-man squad.

Article: Why Holland lost at home to Bulgaria

So why did the number four in FIFA’s world rankings lose at home to number 96? Why did a country, widely rated as one of the favourites to clinch this summer’s European championship suffer defeat at the hands of a team that...

Huntelaar misses a goal-scoring opportunity
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Bulgaria dent Dutch hopes

Article: Bulgaria dent Dutch hopes

With the nation firmly in the throes of football fever, the Amsterdam ArenA was awash with dazzling orange for Holland's first official friendly of their pre-Euro 2012 campaign. The Dutch stars, donning their new orange strip, were...

Article: Van Marwijk unveils final Holland squad

Siem de Jong, Vurnon Anita (both Ajax), Jeremain Lens (PSV) and Adam Maher (AZ) have been left out of the final 23-man Holland squad.

Article: Bulgaria coach Penev: let’s repeat 1988

Holland’s next opponent in their pre-Euro 2012 campaign are Bulgaria. The friendly is scheduled at the Amsterdam ArenA on Saturday evening. Once a formidable football nation, Bulgaria now occupies a dismal 96th place in FIFA...

Article: Holland squad – Van Marwijk’s options

The 23 names of the final Euro 2012 Holland squad are set to be announced this Saturday, before a scheduled friendly against Bulgaria. “I definitely won’t do it after the match,” manager Bert van Marwijk told reporters...

Article: Robben to join Holland squad on Friday

Arjen Robben is to fly to the Holland training camp in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Friday. The embattled footballer took some days off, to rest up from a tough week.

Article: Bayern and Holland make the best of it

Only half of the Allianz Arena’s 66,000 seats were taken for a friendly which all sides involved could well have done without. Tuesday’s Bayern v Holland fixture was organised to compensate the Bavarians for losing Dutch...

Article: Vurnon Anita: train, rest and play

Arjen Robben’s penalty drama may dominate the Dutch sports pages in recent days, but at Holland’s pre-Euro 2012 training camp in Switzerland, his teammates are preoccupied with different matters. Who’ll play during...

Article: Arjen Robben is down in the dumps

The Dutch national eleven are preparing all-out for Euro 2012 which kicks off in Warsaw, a week and a half from now. But will that be enough time to get mentally crushed winger Arjen Robben back on his feet? His colleague in the Oranje...

UEFA Euro 2012 - Group B fixtures

9 June: Netherlands 0 - 1 Denmark
9 June: Germany 1 - 0 Portugal
13 June: Denmark 2 - 3 Portugal
13 June: Netherlands 1 - 2 Germany
17 June, 20.45: Portugal 2 - 1 Netherlands
17 June, 20.45: Denmark 1 - 2 Germany

All times CET

Holland fixture calendar

15-08-2012 f Belgium v Netherlands
07-09-2012 w Netherlands v Turkey
11-09-2012 w Hungary v Netherlands
12-10-2012 w Netherlands v Andorra
16-10-2012 w Romenia v Netherlands
22-03-2012 w Netherlands v Estonia

26-03-2013 w Netherlands v Romenia
06-09-2013 w Estonia v Netherlands
10-09-2013 w Andorra v Netherlands
11-10-2013 w Netherlands v Hungary
15-10-2013 w Turkey v Netherlands

f = friendly
e = Euro 2012 Group B match
w = World Cup qualifier

Euro 2012 - Holland Group E qualifiers