(Sporting Alert) — Manchester United forward Robin van Persie is back in the starting line-up for Holland for tonight’s World Cup 2014 qualifier at Romania.

Van Persie replaces striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who is on the bench, despite scoring in the last World Cup qualifying game last week.

Nigel de Jong, Kevin Strootman, Rafael van der Vaart, Luciano Narsingh and Jeremain Lens all start the game as well.

Joining Huntelaar on the substitutes bench are Ibrahim Afellay and Dirk Kuyt, two players capable of changing the direction of any game.

10. Adrian Mutu is amongst the substitutes

Romania v Holland

RomaniaTatarusanu, Rat, Goian, Chiriches, Tamas, Bourceanu, Torje, Pintilii, Marica, Grozav, Stancu.
Subs: Pantilimon, Luchin, Chipciu, Lazar, Mutu, Latovlevici, Cocis, Gaman, Maxim, Popa, Gardos, Grigore.

HollandStekelenburg, Van Rhijn, Heitinga, Vlaar, Martins Indi, De Jong, Strootman, Van der Vaart, van Persie, Narsingh, Lens.
Subs: Vorm, Janmaat, Douglas, Viergever, Clasie, Elia, Emanuelson, Huntelaar, Afellay, Kuyt, Vermeer.

Craig Thomson (Scotland)


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