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Monday 22 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.

Article: Germany teach Holland a painful lesson

Number two in the FIFA ranking were no match for number three on Tuesday night. The prestige derby between arch-rivals Germany and Holland ended in a disconcerting 3-0 defeat for the guests, their heaviest loss in 15 years. It was a...

Article: Sneijder may miss Germany friendly

Star attraction Wesley Sneijder limped off the field during Holland’s last training session ahead of Tuesday’s prestige friendly against Germany. “Sneijder suffered a calf injury,” manager Bert van Marwijk told a...

Article: Depleted Dutch face Germany in prestige friendly

“In modern football, there is no such thing as a friendly between national sides,” Holland manager Bert van Marwijk told German reporters the other day. And definitely not between Europe’s powerhouse and its smaller...

Holland rout San Marino 11-0, 7 October 2011
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Holland's football fame

Article: Holland's football fame

For Dutch people abroad, one of the easiest ways to break the ice is to start talking about football. A mere mention of names like Cruyff, Gullit or Sneijder will work wonders, conjuring up magical moments in the history of the game and...

Article: Disappointing draw for Dutch against Switzerland

Loud music was played in the Amsterdam ArenA to drown out the whistles from the stands after Switzerland had held the Netherlands to a goalless draw in a friendly on Friday. The Dutch had disappointed, never really managing to control the...

Article: Switzerland? It’s easier to play Germany

It’s 14:30 on a dull autumn afternoon when the Holland stars meet the press at their choice hotel on the North Sea beach. The atmosphere is relaxed as the Dutch internationals prepare for two friendlies: against Switzerland in...

Article: Huntelaar still has a nose for goals

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar looks unnervingly like a butch version of Catwoman at the moment. He is wearing a face mask to protect his nose, which is broken in two places. The Holland and Schalke 04 goal machine sustained his injuries during a...

Article: Ryan Babel glad to be back with Holland

After a year without a cap, Ryan Babel is back in the Dutch national squad. The 24-year-old winger was recalled to the national team for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Germany. Oranje will face the Swiss in Amsterdam on...

Article: Holland squad named for Switzerland and Germany friendlies

Holland manager Bert van Marwijk picked 23 players on Friday for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Germany. Dropped from the preliminary 26-strong selection are Ajax midfielder Theo Janssen and Juventus winger Eljero Elia....

Article: Huntelaar has nose surgery

Holland striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar had surgery last night after he broke his nose during a Europa League match in Cyprus on Thursday. Huntelaar collided with his Schalke 04 team mate Joel Matip nine minutes from time in the away match...

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