BBC Sport - Fifa World Cup 2014: The Netherlands team profile

World Cup team profiles - The Netherlands

The Netherlands all-time leading scorer Robin Van Persie will be a key part of his country's hopes to go one step further in Brazil.

The Manchester United striker was also the top scorer in European qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, as the Dutch went through undefeated with nine wins and a draw.

The Netherlands take on 2010 final opponents Spain in their opening Group B match, before facing Australia and Chile.

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