Van Persie starts on the bench: Holland v Andorra

(Sporting Alert) — Manchester United forward Robin van Persie starts on the bench tonight for the Netherlands against Andorra in the 2014 World Cup qualifier at De Kuip Stadion.

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Van Persie has been a regular starter for Holland in major games, but with him on the bench tonight, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Jeremain Lens get the chance to get the early goals for the home side.

Former Tottenham attacking midfielder Rafael van der Vaart is also in the starting XI, along with Nigel de Jong and Kevin Strootman.

Maarten Stekelenburg starts in goal, while Ibrahim Afellay and Dirk Kuyt are both amongst the players on the substitutes bench.

Holland v Andorra

Holland: Stekelenburg, Janmaat, Heitinga, Vlaar, Martins Indi, De Jong, Strootman, Van der Vaart, Schaken, Huntelaar, Lens

Subs: Vorm, Van Rhijn, Viergever, Emanuelson, Narsingh, van Persie, Afellay, Kuyt, Vermeer

Andorra: Josep Anton Gomez, Rodrigues, Lima, Vieira, Pujol, Moreira, Ayala, Vales, Sebastian Gomez, Lorenzo, Marc Garcia

Subs: Pol, Bernaus, Emili Garcia, Silva, San Nicolas, Pousa, Moreno

Referee: Aliaksei Kulbakou (Bulgaria)

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