World Cup - Van Persie and Robben start against Mexico

Holland have Robin Van Persie and Arjen Robben starting once more as they take on a Mexico side that is not to be underestimated.

World Cup - Van Persie and Robben start against Mexico

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Batman et Robin? Non Batvan et Robben !

It kicks off at 17.00 UK time which at 13.00 local time in Fortaleza could turn up the heat on the Europeans.

So far the Netherlands have won every game, including a 5-1 demolition of Spain and sweeping Chile aside 2-0.

Van Persie returns from suspension to lead the attack with Bayern Munich’s Robben and ex-Inter midfielder Wesley Sneijder.

Bruno Martins Indi is still recovering from concussion, but Georginio Wijnaldum and Paul Verghaegh are surprise introductions.

Milan’s Nigel De Jong is the enforcer in the centre, as the Oranje have so far scored 10 goals and conceded three.

Mexico could be dangerous foes today, as they finished joint top of Group A with Brazil on seven points, coming behind only on goal difference.

Coach Miguel Herrera is forced into a change, as midfielder Jose Juan Vazquez is suspended, making way for Carlos Salcido.

Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa is arguably El Tri’s most impressive player in the tournament so far, conceding just one goal, and he’ll need to be on form against this Dutch side.

Netherlands: Cillessen; Blind, Vlaar, De Vrij, Verghaegh; Wijnaldum, De Jong, Kuyt; Sneijder; Van Persie, Robben

Mexico: Ochoa; Rodriguez, Marquez, Moreno; Aguilar, Herrera, Salcido, Guardado, Layun; Dos Santos, Peralta


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