Ratings for Netherlands players in their 2-0 win over Andorra on Tuesday night which sealed their World Cup spot.

  • By Michael Bell
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oranje 1It was a frustrating night for Netherlands as they failed to break down Andorra in the first half, and needed two Robin van Persie goals to seal their place in Brazil next summer.

Full player ratings are below:

Michael Vorm– Largely untroubled as Andorra rarely created chances. Was nearly caught out by a long range effort when off his line, but all in all an easy night for the Swansea keeper. 5/10

Daryl Janmaat– Always looking to move forward, the right back put in a number of decent crosses, and was largely untroubled at the back. 5/10

Jetro Willems– Untroubled at the back, but didn’t support going forward, and was hauled off at half time for midfielder Adam Maher. 3/10

Ron Vlaar– Solid at the back, and had little to do, but did make some crucial interventions. A decent performance by the Aston Villa defender. 5/10

Stefan De Vrij– Much improved from the terrible 2-2 draw with Estonia on Friday. Hardly put a foot wrong tonight against a weak Andorra side. 5/10

Wesley Sneijder- Some of his play was back to his best, with crisp passing, but in the final third, the Galatasaray man often made the wrong choices. Should have scored in the first half, and drifted later on as he was switched for Dirk Kuyt. 6/10

Kevin Strootman- Another quiet game for the Roma man, but came into the match more in the second half, as Maher came into the midfield. 5/10

Stijn Schaars- Solid performance by the PSV man, where he didn’t put a foot wrong, whether it be in midfield, or in the more defensive position in the second half. 5/10

Jeremain Lens– His pace troubled the Andorra defence, but product in final third was not up to scratch, and was frustratingly offside a number of times in the first half. 5/10

Ruben Schaken– In for Robben, but did not put in a performance which will trouble the Bayern Munich man. Quiet for most of the match, and provided no real chances. 4/10

Robin van Persie– Quiet in the first half, but led by example in the second, as he opened the scoring with a brilliant curling effort before netting a 2nd. The Manchester United forward could have scored 4-5 against a poor defence. 7/10

Substitutes:

Dirk Kuyt– Not on for long enough to make an impact. 2/10

Adam Maher- His introduction at half time allowed other midfielder’s to express themselves more. Showed decent technique, and good passing range. 5/10

Man of the match- Proved to be a case of captain fantastic for the Dutch, as Robin van Persie stepped up to the plate, and fired his side into next summers World Cup.




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