Sunday, 3 June 2012

0 Holland 6 Northern Ireland 0 in Euro 2012 international friendly as Van Persie and Afellay score double each: Also see FIFA 12 video

Holland completed their warm-up campaign for Euro 2012 with 6-0 victory over Northern Ireland side at Amsterdam ArenA. The visitors were forced to defence in their own half, but that only helped them to reduce Holland lead in the first half to 4-0. Premier league top scorer Arsenal’s hit man Robin Van Persie score twice, Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder and Barcelona young striker Ibrahim Afellay were also on target in the first half. Ibrahim Afellay continue is goal scoring run in second half before Ron Vlaar seal the score for the day. 

Holland which is 4th in world  FIFA cocacola ranking and 3rd in UEFA ranking (After Spain the leader in sportnews247 as favorite for Euro 2012 and Germany) made 28 goals attempts against 4 for Northern Ireland, 12 of which were on target, 50% went in.  Surprisingly, Netherlands were only caught offside two times as the visitor defended very deep.

Holland vs Northern Ireland goals summary
Robin Van Persie (11') 1-0
Wesley Sneijder (15')  2-0
Robin Van Persie (pen 29') 3-0
Ibrahim Afellay (37') 4-0
Ibrahim Afellay (51') 5-0
Ron Vlaar (78') 6-0

Holland vs Northern Ireland video highlights of all goals

Holland vs Northern Ireland 6:0 GOALS HIGHLIGHTS by Preoperumzn

The game can also be viewed in a FIFA 12 video on YouTube.
Holland squad
Maarten Stekelenburg, Gregory Van der Wiel, Jetro Willems (Stijn Schaars, 78), Johnny Heitinga, Ron Vlaar, Arjen Robben (Luciano Narsingh, 82), Ibrahim Afellay, Mark van Bommel (Rafael van der Vaart, 57), Wesley Sneijder (Dirk Kuyt, 70), Nigel de Jong, Robin van Persie (Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, 57).
Northern Ireland
Lee Camp (Roy Carroll, 45), Michael Duff (Rory McArdle, 62), James McPake, Lee Hodson, Daniel Lafferty (Ryan McGivern, 45), Shane Ferguson (David Healy, 81), Grant McCann (Josh Carson, 45), Sammy Clingan, Oliver Norwood, William Grigg, Andrew Little (Niall McGinn, 56).


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