Oranje selection for FIFA World Cup 2014

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Oranje selection for FIFA World Cup 2014

For a relatively small country, Holland has been producing many top football players in the past few decades. As a result team coach Louis van Gaal was able to pick the best from a broad range of talents for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. While Van Gaal experimented for some time, he has now announced his selection so we know which players will represent the land of Orange in Brazil.

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For a relatively small country, Holland has been producing many top football players in the past few decades. As a result team coach Louis van Gaal was able to pick the best from a broad range of talents for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. While Van Gaal experimented for some time, he has now announced his selection so we know which players will represent the land of Orange in Brazil.

  • See which players team coach Louis van Gaal will be taking to Brazil.
  • Introduction of the 23 player Orange selection.

World top players united!

While many top Dutch players have a contract with major clubs abroad, they are always happy to get back together for the Dutch team. It goes without saying that super strikers like Arjen Robben (Bayern München) and Robin van Persie (Manchester United) and midfielder Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray) have been selected for the team. We hope they will bring the Orange team to victory.

How is Orange planning to play?

Van Gaal’s selection always includes 3 goalkeepers plus a number of wingbacks, midfielders and strikers. The Orange football team has 23 members: 3 goalkeepers, 8 wingbacks, 6 midfielders and 6 strikers. We would like to introduce them to you here:

Goalkeepers

Jasper Cillessen, AFC Ajax, 7 international matches (5 goals against)
Tim Krul, Newcastle United, 5 international matches (4 goals against)
Michel Vorm, Swansea City, 14 international matches (12 goals against)

Wingbacks

Ron Vlaar, Aston Villa, 23 international matches, 1 goal
Daryl Janmaat, Feyenoord, 15 international matches, 0 goals
Bruno Martins Indi, Feyenoord, 2 goals
Stefan de Vrij, Feyenoord, 11 international matches, 0 goals
Daley Blind, AFC Ajax, 11 international matches, 0 goals
Paul Verheagh, FC Augsburg, 2 international matches 0 goals
Joël Veltman, AFC Ajax, 2 international matches, 0 goals
Terence Kongolo, Feyenoord, 1 international match, 0 goals

Midfielders

Wesley Sneijder, Galatasaray SK, 98 international matches, 26 goals
Nigel de Jong, AC Milan, 70 international matches, 1 goal
Jonathan de Guzman, Swansea City, 10 international matches, 0 goals
Jordy Clasie, Feyenoord, 8 international matches, 0 goals
Leroy Fer, Norwich City, 5 international matches, 0 goals
Georginio Wijnaldum, PSV, 4 international matches, 1 goal

Forward players

Robin van Persie, Manchester United, 84 international matches, 43 goals
Dirk Kuyt, Fenerbahce SK, 98 international matches, 24 goals
Arjen Robben, Bayern München, 74 international matches, 22 goals
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Schalke '04, 61 international matches, 34 goals
Jeremain Lens, Dinamo Kiev, 21 international matches, 7 goals
Memphis Depay, PSV, 6 international matches, 0 goals

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