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Holland vs Romania: Line-ups

After winning the first two matches in the group stage, Netherlands were sure that they had secured the 1st place in Group C. Thus, it is pretty logical that they would seek to rest some key players and play some back-up players that travelled to Austria/Switzerland with the team. There was some talk of a conspiracy to knock out both France and Italy out of the competition, but Marco van Basten proved that he is an amazing sportsman and played a fair match of football. Stekelenburg, de Zeeuw, de Cler, Huntelaar, Melchiot (sub), and Vennegoor of Hesselink (sub) have all made their first Euro 2008 appearance in the match against Romania. The line-ups were the following:

Netherlands (Marco van Basten)

  • 16 Stekelenburg (GK)
  • 3 Heitinga
  • 6 de Zeeuw
  • 7 van Persie
  • 8 Engelaar
  • 11 Robben (out 61′ for Kuyt)
  • 14 Bouma
  • 15 de Cler
  • 19 Huntelaar (out 83′ for Hesselink)
  • 20 Afellay
  • 21 Boulahrouz (out 58′ for Melchiot)

Romania (Victor Piţurcă)

  • 1 Lobont (GK)
  • 2 Contra
  • 3 Rat
  • 4 Tamas
  • 5 Chivu
  • 8 Codrea (out 72′ for Dica)
  • 10 Mutu
  • 11 Cocis
  • 14 Ghionea
  • 16 Nicolita (out 82′ for Petre)
  • 18 M. Niculae (out 59′ for D. Niculae)

Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)

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