And that’s it! A 2-00 win that sees Holland climb to third in the table. Thanks for joining us!
- 2nd Half
- Martins Indi65'
- van PersieWijnaldum63'
- 1st Half
Latvia - Netherlands
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The clock winding down and time nearly up. A good performance from Guus Hiddink and his men tonight.
Sneijder takes a free kick for the Dutch but his latest effort is wide of the target. Not to be for him tonight.
Karasausks tries his luck from distance but never troubling Cillessen. Three added minutes here.
A decent chance for Huntelaar as we creep close to full time.
Huntelaar close! He tries his luck from the edge of the box and the ball whistles just over the bar…
Netherlands sub: Depay off for Lens.
Netherlands playing keep ball now, settling for what they have. A good night for them.
Sneijder turned 31 on Tuesday but has had a really solid game. Productive and busy as ever.
Vanins was grateful to see that latest effort come back off the bar. If it wasn’t for him, it could have been another 6-0!
Sneijder hits the bar! For the second time he is denied by the woodwork after a neat chip has Vanins beaten.
As it stands, Iceland will go top of the group. They have just taken the lead against Czech Republic!
TEN MINUTES REMAINING
After one inspired substitution, Hiddink has decided to close up shop with a defensive substitution to close this one out.
Holland sub: Janmaat on for Willens
Without the Latvia keeper on form tonight, the Dutch could have run away with this. Now eight goals in two games against them.
Vanins again to the rescue as he beats away a shot from Depay.
Latvia sub: Visnakovs off for Karasausks
The goal set up with a lovely little through ball from Daley Blind. Holland should see this out now.
GOAL NETHERLANDS: And now it’s 2-0 and clear air as Blind sets up Narsingh.
Moments earlier, Vanins kept out Wijnaldum with a scrambling save. Now the Dutch must hang on.
A great turn and shot in the box that squeezes under the dive of Vanins, who is finally beaten. Dutch fans breathe a sigh of relief.
GOAL! And what a smart substitution it was as Wijnaldum, only on for a minute, puts Holland ahead from Sneijder’s assist!
Not going Holland’s way as Indi goes into the ref’s book for a foul. They need something quickly.
So Hiddink does make a big change. There will be no 50th goal for RVP tonight as Wijnaldum comes on to replace him.
Latvia sub: E. Visnakovs on for Sabala
Perhaps Hiddink is thinking about some changes? Problem is, all his firepower is already on the pitch!
POSSESSION: Latvia 37%-63% Netherlands
Now Huntelaar tries his luck but his shot is blocked for a corner. Sneijder swings it in, Latvia clear.
PENALTY SHOUT! A second of the evening for Latvia. This time it’s Sabala who goes down looking for a penalty under a challenge from De Vrij but again play is waved on.
DANGEROUS ATTACKS: Latvia 14-28 Netherlands
ATTEMPTS: Latvia 1-7 Netherlands
GREAT CHANCE! And new Man Utd player Depay really should score. Sneijder pulls the ball back for him but her heads wide of the target.
Sneijder hits the deck under a challenge from Ikaunieks. He’s clutching his face and there was contact but very little in it.
Dutch fans want a goal!
No substitutions as yet for either side.
We’re back underway here in Riga. Goalless at the break and the Dutch could really do with a goal. Currently fourth in the table behind Turkey.
HALF TIME: Latvia 0-0 Netherlands
CHANCE LATVIA! It’s a confident effort from Sabala who tries his luck but fires just wide.
Latvia have weathered a Dutch storm in this half and an electrical storm is playing havoc with my satellite signal! Van Persie wastes a free kick, sending it dead for a goal kick.
Narsingh just wide! Netherlands continue to carve out chances and this time it’s Narsingh who curls a left-footed effort just wide of the post.
GOOD SAVE VANINS! And it’s the Latvia keeper to the rescue again, denying Willems.
Well perhaps Freimanis isn’t okay. In fact he’s going off and on comes Gabovs in his place.
He’s okay and play goes on. Van Persie plays a lovely ball into the box and Depay tries a spectacular bicycle kick that is saved by Vanins.
A break in the action as Freimanis goes down clutching his calf. Looks like he’ll be okay.
It’s straight into the wall and another Dutch chance goes a begging. They have all the momentum but still nothing to show for their possession.
Holland force another free kick. Sneijder is over it…
GOOD SAVE! Latvia under the pump now and it’s thanks to keeper Vanins that they’re still in this. He denies van Persie a 50th for his country with a reaction save.
SIDE NETTING: Depay, officially signed today by Man Utd goes close again but his effort hits the side netting. Dutch getting closer…
The Dutch continuing to have the better of it but only three shots so to speak of.
DANGEROUS ATTACKS: Latvia 7-12 Netherlands
Great ball to Depay in the box and he turns his man before seeing his shot come back off the defender.
Latvia break and Rakels is again in space down the left but his cross is cut out.
SNEIJDER HITS POST! Depay plays it to the midfielder wide on the left and his curling shot hits the outside of the woodwork.
Slight chance for Van Persie on the volley but caught twixt and tween and mishits the effort.
POSSESSION: Latvia 44%-55% Netherlands
Well it looks like a good call from the referee. There was a slight arm but Rakels went down far too easily. No need, either!
PENALTY SHOUT: Rakel gets in behind Van der Wiel and goes down in the box. Big appeals for a penalty but he’s shown the yellow card instead. Big early call!
Van Persie spots Vanins off his line and attempts a highly ambitious lob that’s a fair way over the bar.
CLOSE! Narsingh looks to have taken the ball out of play but play goes on. He cuts back to Depay, who fires his shot into the ground and over the bar!
Huntelaar makes a good run but Vanins is out to slide and claim well before the striker.
Subtle shift in the Dutch tactics as Van Persie plays a typical 10 role, slightly off Huntelaar.
Holland break and Depay cuts inside and shoots but it cannons away off a defender.
Ikaunieks whips in another free kick and Jagodinskis is almost on the end of it. Tarasovs complaining of being held in the box. Nervy start from Holland.
The Dutch dominating the early possession. Stats at 84%. Doesn’t seem that one sided! Another foul from Martins Indi concedes another free kick.
Early free kick to Latvia. In it comes from Ikaunieks but Cillessen claims well under pressure from Gorkss.
A very noisy atmosphere here, Latvian fans making plenty of noise at the start of this match. A tentative early back pass for Cillessen to deal with as the home side start confidently.
Referee Svein Oddvar Moen blows the whistle to get us underway here in Riga. The Dutch start fourth in the table after Turkey’s victory earlier this evening. Holland in their rather smart change strip of all white, Latvia in their home maroon number.
FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: The atmosphere building here in Stadions Skonto, Riga. Tonight's referee is Svein Oddvar Moen.
TEN MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who partners Robin van Persie up front tonight, is not far behind in goals, having scored 42 for his country.
Latvia held Czech Republic to a 1-1 draw at home in their most recent qualifier and also earned a 1-1 stalemate against Turkey.
Last November’s qualifier marked only the second meeting between the sides, the previous coming in Euro 2004 with Holland winning 3-0.
Robin van Persie comes into tonight’s match on 49 international goals and he’s short odds on adding to that tally tonight.
Latvia: Vanins, Gorkss, Freimanis, Maksimenko, Visnakovs, Ikaunieks, Tarasovs, Zjuzins, Jagodinskis, Sabala, Rakels. SUBS: Steinbors, Kolinko, Dubra, Gabovs, Lazdins, Sinelnikovs, Zigajevs, Fertovs, Ulimbasevs, E. Visnakovs, Karasausks.
STAT: The Netherlands have won all eight of the nations' meetings in UEFA age-group competitions, most recently beating Latvia 2-1 in Belgium in a 2012 Under-17 qualifier.
The Netherlands come into tonight’s game off the back of a friendly loss to Jurgen Klinsmann’s USA. The Dutch led 3-1 before conceding three goals in the final 20 minutes.
It’s a massive match for the visitors, who lie third in Group A, five points behind Iceland with five games still to play. Holland hammered Latvia 6-0 last time out, the hosts with just three points to show for their efforts.
Here's a recap of the Netherlands starting XI: Cillessen; Van der Wiel, De Vrij, BMI, Willems; Sneijder, Van Persie, Blind; Narsingh, Huntelaar, Depay.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of this crucial Group A clash between Latvia and the Netherlands from Riga. Kick-off 19.45 BST.