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Friday 19 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: Luuk de Jong hoping for third cap against San Marino

The Netherlands need just one more win to secure a top-two finish in qualifying group E for next year’s European Championships finals. And that victory looks more than likely this week, with a meeting with San Marino scheduled for...

Article: Selection problems mount for Holland coach Van Marwijk

Holland manager Bert van Marwijk called up 23 players on Friday for the upcoming two qualifying matches ahead of next year’s European Championships finals. Two of them, Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong and Tottenham...

Article: Holland top FIFA world rankings

It’s now official: the Netherlands have moved to the top spot in the FIFA world rankings. The Dutch took the lead at the expense of world and European champions Spain on Wednesday without playing a match since early June. 

Article: England v Holland friendly called off

Holland’s friendly match against England was cancelled after British officials ruled they were unable to guarantee the safety of teams and players in riot-hit London.

Article: Multicultural Dutch squad ready for U-17 World Cup

The Dutch national under-17 soccer team is kicking-off in the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Saturday in Mexico. The squad is more multicultural than ever. The players are a positive force for the acceptance and integration of ethnic minorities in...

Article: Favela football for hope

“The higher you climb, the blacker it gets.” The social and ethnic ladders are turned upside down in the favelas, the informal hillside settlements in Rio de Janeiro. “At the bottom of the hills, you see white people,...

Article: Holland’s Latin-America experience

“It’s been a good learning experience,” Holland manager Bert van Marwijk told reporters at an impromptu gathering at Montevideo airport. Only an hour earlier, Van Marwijk and his men had hurried off the pitch just minutes...

Article: Uruguay and Holland settle for 1-1 draw

The sky over Montevideo's monumental Estadio Centenario was light blue, reflecting the colour of its seats and of the national side, as Uruguay took on Holland. Billed as the clash between the world’s smallest football...

Article: Montevideo’s Amsterdam stand

If such a thing as the Seven Wonders of the Football World existed, then Estadio Centenario would certainly be one of them. This concrete colossus in the Uruguyan capital Montevideo was created as a temple of footballing passion and...

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