Countdown to Brazil World Cup – Group B – Netherlands

Three-time runner-up the Netherlands had a fantastic World Cup tournament four years when they made the final against Spain before going down by one goal in extra-time.

The Dutch seem to fire up at the World Cup and always put on a good show with their skilful players, but as history will tell you, they always find another team better when it matters most at this tournament.

This is a tough group for the Netherlands, especially when you consider their 2012 Euro Championship failure and the fact that Spain appear to have their measure in this group, plus Chile will be a tough team to knock over on their home continent.

Early 2014 World Cup odds for the Netherlands have them $26 to win the tournament and they are $3.75 to win Group B.

Netherlands World Cup Odds

Win the World Cup: $26.00
Win Group B: $3.75
Qualify for next Round: $1.62
Reach 2014 World Cup Final: $8.50

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The Netherlands have the talent in their squad to find the net during the 2014 World Cup and that may be their saving grace when push comes to shove, although having said that, Chile appear better value to go through to the next round with Spain.

If the Netherlands can get over Chile then the $1.62 to qualify for next round is a viable option.

Group B Draw for the Netherlands

The Netherlands play Australia, Chile and Spain in Group B and their first match is scheduled for Saturday 14th June 2014 against Spain at 5am in the morning (Australian time).

Sat 14 Jun Spain vs Netherlands 5am Salvador Bet now
Thu 19 Jun Netherlands vs Australia 2am Port Alegre Bet now
Tue 24 Jun Chile vs Netherlands 2am Sao Paulo Bet now

Netherlands World Cup Squad

The 30 man Netherlands World Cup provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, South America.

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Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Ajax Amsterdam), Tim Krul (Newcastle United), Michel Vorm (Swansea City), Jeroen Zoet (PSV Eindhoven)

Defenders: Daley Blind (Ajax Amsterdam), Stefan de Vrij, Daryl Janmaat, Terence Kongolo, Bruno Martins Indi (all Feyenoord Rotterdam), Karim Rekik (PSV Eindhoven), Patrick van Aanholt (Vitesse Arnhem), Paul Verhaegh (FC Augsburg), Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord Rotterdam), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa), Joel Veltman (Ajax Amsterdam)

Midfielders: Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord Rotterdam), Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea City), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Leroy Fer (Norwich City), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven)

Forwards: Jean-Paul Boetius (Feyenoord), Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbahce), Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev), Quincy Promes (Twente Enschede), Robin van Persie (Manchester United)

The Head Coach of the Netherlands World Cup squad is Louis van Gaal and team captain is Robin van Persie.

World Cup players to watch for the Netherlands

Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben will be one to watch in Brazil as his speed and ball control is very hard to contain for any defender.

Robin van Persie is an elite footballer who has taken his game to another level for Manchester United. Now his country’s all-time record scorer, van Persie appears ready to excel on the world stage.

Ajax’s Daley Blind can gold down left back or move into the middle and his versatility will prove beneficial in Brazil.

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Visit our Group B page for more information on teams competing in this group at the 2014 World Cup.

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