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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.
Holland listen to the national anthem in Finland
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Depleted Dutch go for top spot

Article: Depleted Dutch go for top spot

The Dutch national football team are certain to proceed to next year’s European Championship finals after beating Finland earlier this month. But with two qualifying matches to go, Holland want more: finishing in the top spot of...

Article: Ibrahim Afellay faces six months out with knee injury

Barcelona midfielder Ibrahim Afellay will be out of action for six months and possibly even longer after suffering a serious knee injury in training on Thursday. The Dutch international, 25, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left...

Article: Holland squad named for final two Euro 2012 qualifiers

Holland manager Bert van Marwijk called up 29 players on Wednesday for the upcoming last two qualifying matches ahead of next year’s European Championships finals. One of them, Barcelona midfielder Ibrahim Afellay, suffered a...

Holland supporters
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Holland fixtures calendar

Article: Holland fixtures calendar

Friday 7 October Netherlands - Moldova Euro 2012 qualifier Rotterdam 20:30 CET

Eljero Elia
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Elia’s own goal on Twitter

Article: Elia’s own goal on Twitter

Why is it that soccer stars often shoot themselves in the foot when they go public on social media? Here’s what Juventus striker and Dutch international Eljero Elia posted on Twitter this past weekend: "i hate lucio #inter he...

Article: Holland qualify for Euro 2012 by beating Finland 2-0

Holland struggled past Finland on Tuesday but the win secured qualification for the 2012 European Championship. The match itself was less than spectacular but extends a hugely impressive qualifying campaign in which the...

Article: Holland in high spirits ahead of Finland match

Netherlands boss Bert van Marwijk thoroughly enjoyed leading Monday evening’s training session in Helsinki’s Olympic stadium. He saw a team in high spirits, keeping the right balance between focus and fun, following their...

Article: Confident Dutch close to qualification

The Dutch national football team were still relishing Friday’s record-breaking 11-0 win against San Marino when they met at the weekend to prepare for the next hurdle in their bid to qualify for next year’s European...

Article: Holland score eleven to crush San Marino

Once again, the stands were awash with orange. Some 35,000 Dutch fans had flocked to the PSV Eindhoven stadium, big enough to accommodate the entire San Marino population. Not a single Sanmarinese fan had ventured the 1300km journey...

Article: Leaders Holland take on bottom-ranked San Marino

It seldom happens that the number one in the FIFA World rankings meets the bottom of the list in an official match. But on Friday, Holland - proudly leading the rankings since last week - will play San Marino in a European Championships...

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