FT: Holland 3-1 Kazakhstan. The Dutch survive a big scare to earn a first win under Hiddink.
- 2nd Half
- van Persie (P)89'
- Martins IndiFer81'
- de JongHuntelaar56'
- 1st Half
Netherlands - Kazakhstan
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GOAL... NO offside! Robben's effort is ruled out as Huntelaar was adjudged to be offside.
Four minutes added.
Shomko booked for his protests over the penalty.
GOAL! Van Persie sends the keeper the wrong way and seals the points for Holland. 3-1.
RVP goes down in the area... the referee takes an age to give it but eventually points to the spot. PENALTY to HOLLAND.
It'll be 50 matches unbeaten at home - but they have survived a big scare tonight.
Holland stroking it around. A third could be on the cards here.
SAVE! Robben motors into the area on the right but sees his low shot beaten away by the keeper.
Hard to see a way back for the 10 men. Holland have made hard work of this but it looks like they are going to ease through the final moments.
Holland have got out of jail here.
GOAL! Afellay puts two years on injury misery behind him with a deflected strike that moves Holland 2-1 ahead! A heavy sigh of relief.
HOLLAND sub: Martins Indi off, Fer on.
Afellay shoots from 30 yards... over the bar.
Kazakhstan hanging on. Holland will fancy that they have at least one more chance in them.
Korobkin on, Andrei Karpovich off.
Huntelaar takes it down in the area, turns his man and drills in the low shot... great save!!!
Robben shoots again but this time the keeper denies him.
WOODWORK! Robben hits the bar with a free kick. Great effort.
KAZAKHSTAN sub: Dmitrenko off, Mark Gurman on.
RVP heads wide from a corner.
Dmitrenko is down after hurting his hamstring. Looks like he'll have to go off.
Holland have it all there for themselves now against 10 men. Can they get that winner?
Holland pressing now. Surely they will turn this around against 10 men?
Elsewhere in this group the Czech Republic lead 2-1 in Turkey.
What a huge blow for the visitors. They were looking in good shape on the hour mark but within four minutes it's gone pear-shaped.
Baurzhan Dzholchiev gets a straight red for a lunging tackle on Afellay.
There was a hint of offside about the goal but Holland won't care.
It took Huntelaar just six minutes to make the impact his coach asked of him.
GOAL! Huntelaar spares his side's blushes with a bouncing header into the corner from Afellay's pinpoint cross. 1-1.
A spell of Dutch pressure ends with Sneijder's shot being blocked and looping into the air. Mokin comes out but doesn't hold. A Kazakhstan defender hooks it clear but they are starting to wobble a bit at the back.
Robben cuts in from the right and crashes in a low shot that deflects wide for a corner.
Lens sends a high cross to the far post but no-one is there for the Dutch. They've not exactly been full of ideas tonight.
SO CLOSE! Van Persie races onto a header forward but cannons his shot across goal just wide of the far post. He should have buried it.
HOLLAND sub: Huntelaar on for De Jong as Dmitrenko goes in the book for a cynical foul.
More good apporach play from the Dutch ends with Blind clipping a woeful cross-shot into the keeper's arms with two teammates waiting in the six-yard box.
RVP holds it up well and tries to pick out Affelay on the edge of the box but his shot is blocked off.
Afellay drills in a left-foot shot that flashes over the top.
How long before Hiddink changes this? The Dutch need an injection of urgency.
The visitors attempt another long throw into the area. The loose ball drops for Ilya Vorotnikov who tries an overhead from the edge of the box that bobbles wide of the far post. Decent effort from there.
Lens surges beyond Miroshnichenko on the left and the defender is lucky not to go in the book as he hauls the winger down. Free kick to Holland... Sneijder clips it into the area but once more there is no-one near Mokin as he comes and gathers under no pressure.
Dmitry Shomko having a moan after being caught by van der Wiel in an aerial challenge.
Sneijder teases a cross towards van der Wiel but he can't quite grow enough to make any connection.
The pattern continues with the Dutch probing but the visitors are keeping them at bay so far.
KICK OFF! Kazakhstan restart the game, just 45 minutes away from a sensational result.
HT: Holland 0-1 Kazakhstan. A real shock on the cards here.
Robben goes down on the far right by the corner flag and this time the referee does give the foul. One last chance for Holland to level... Robben fires it in but Abdulin heads away.
Afellay goes down in the area. The ref says no chance!
From third place in the World Cup... to this! Holland aren't enjoying their first game back on home turf, that's for sure.
Brilliant from van der Wiel as he exchanges a one-two with Robben and sizzles a low cross towards RVP. The United striker can't divert it home and then Lens side foots well wide of the near post after arriving late on the left of the area.
More Dutch pressure 30-40 yards out. They are really struggling to find a breach in the Kazakhstan defence.
Sneijder clips it towards RVP but Abdulin just rises enough to nod it away. He's had a half to remember. Can he lead his side to a half time lead?
Lens whips it into the near post but RVP can't get there. It comes just seconds after Lens appeared to be pulled down in the area.
Sneijder shoots... good block. The game is being played 35 yards away from the visitors' goal.
Expect more of this if Holland fail to make their possession count.
Holland stroking the ball around but there are very few options when the man in possession looks forward. It's not exactly fluid stuff from the home side.
Abdulin booked for what the referee perceived as time-wasting.
Kazakhstan with every man behind the ball and Holland are struggling to break them down. A few murmurs of discontent in the crowd too. Music to the visitors' ears.
A rare break on the right from Baurzhan Dzholchiev earns the away side some respite. Are they growing in confidence?
Van Persie looks to up the tempo and tees up Robben on the edge of the area but his curler arcs well wide of goal.
It's still all Holland, but as we approach the half hour mark it's Kazakhstan who somehow hold the advantage. They must be in dreamland right now.
A lightning break sees Robben maraud to the right of the area, but his attempt to find RVP in the centre is deflected and Kazakhstan breathe again.
They may be at different ends of the international football spectrum, but Hiddink and Kazakshtan coach Yuri Krasnozhan have something in common... They have both coached Russian side FC Anji Makhachkala – though Krasnozhan resigned after just three months having never been in charge of a competitive game.
A poor corner from Sneijder drifts harmlessly into the arms of Mokin. There wasn't an Oranje shirt in sight there!
The resulting corner comes to nothing but the Netherlands are probing and Lens earns another one.
SAVE! Mokin keeps out RVP's close-range strike and the Man United striker is denied a tap-in on the follow-up by some last-ditch defending.
Sneijder dinks a cute ball into the box for RVP who tries an inventive flick-header that arcs over his own shoulder but onto the top of the netting.
Elsewhere in this group, it's Turkey 1-1 Czech Republic.
Holland look to respond but Martins Indi can't get close to Robben's whipped free kick into the Kazakhstan area.
More on that Dutch defence...
That goal came out of the blue but it was a superb header. The Dutch marking wasn't great but you can't take anything away from the visitors. Great delivery, great goal.
GOAL! Kazakhstan lead!!!! A right-wing corner is met by a bullet header from Renat Abdulin who thumps his attempt in off the bar. Sensational!
A rare foray forward sees the visitors earn a corner. Can they silence the Amsterdam crowd?
Kazakhstan clear their lines but the wave of Oranje attacks is about to come again...
The pressure is building as Robben scurries down the right and wins another corner.
DID YOU KNOW? All but two of the Kazakhstan squad play in their own country, with Konstantin Engel, who plays in Germany with Ingolstadt, and striker Sergei Khizhnichenko, who plays in the Poland, the only exceptions.
GOAL!!!! No..... It's offside! The keeper spills Lens' low drive and although RVP tucks home the rebound his celebrations are cut short by the sight of the flag. Still 0-0.
Frustration for Robben as he is forced to settle for a corner after being driven too wide following a trademark mazy dribble into the area.
Dmitri Miroshnichenko motors into the Dutch half from right back and almost wins a corner. It's a throw-in in the end that the away side opt to hurl into the area. A flick-on doesn't come off and Jasper Cillessen claims.
RVP tries his luck from 30 yards but it loops off a defender and drops into the grateful arms of Mokin.
Van der Wiel again breaks free down the right and whips it across the six-yard box but it's too close to Aleksandr Mokin who calmly gathers it at the first attempt.
Tonight's referee is Slovenia's Matej Jug.
Neat, patient approach play from the Dutch ends with van der Wiel thrashing a wild attempt from 30 yards well wide of target.
Van der Wiel curves a low ball in from the right but it's well mopped up at the near post. The away side defending deep but look well organised so far.
STAT: Holland have never lost a UEFA European Championship qualifier or play-off in the Netherlands, winning 40 of 49 matches.
As expected Holland are immediately on the attack with the majority of the play taking place inside the visitors' half.
Both RVP and Robben in the Dutch side despite missing the full training session on Wednesday. A big night for Afellay too as he makes his first appearance for his country in two years.
KICK OFF! Holland get us underway.
DID YOU KNOW? Hiddink recorded a 3-0 away win and a 2-1 home victory against Kazakhstan during his time as Turkey coach.
Holland make four changes from the defeat to Czech Republic. Arjen Robben returns in place of the injured Memphis Depay with Jeremain Lens, Gregory van der Wiel and Ibrahim Afellay also starting. Robin van Persie leads the line in a 4-3-3 system.
Think this one is a foregone conclusion? The bookies aren't always right but they pretty much think so... And, rather topically, Eurosport's Liam Happe discusses how we can get more out of David versus Goliath qualifiers in his latest blog. You can follow him on Twitter: @LiamHappe
STAT: Holland have emerged victorious in their previous 17 competitive home matches. In fact, Oranje have not lost in 34 competitive fixtures on home turf, winning 31 times. Their last defeat in the Netherlands was a 2-0 loss to Portugal in a World Cup qualifier in October, 2000.
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HEAD-TO-HEAD: The teams have never met before at senior level. However, the Netherlands did beat Kazakhstan 6-1 at the 2008 UEFA European Under-21 Futsal Championship.
"All I know is that Borat comes from there." Holland's Gregory van der Wiel did the Kazakhstan coaching staff's team talk for them with this pre-match quip. Will he live to regret it? We'll see...
How Holland will line up.
Robin van Persie is under no illusions over the minimum requirement for his country this evening. He told reporters: "We really need to win. We are now in this situation, and everyone is well aware that the game should be won. If you look around you in football, then almost anyone from anywhere can win or lose. It's not as easy as it is often written. This is a fact that we have seen in the Czech Republic."
Holland come into the match knowing victory is imperative to kick-start their qualifying campaign after a 2-1 reversal away to Czech Republic in their Group A opener. Indeed, Kazakhstan actually arrive in the Netherlands above Guus Hiddink's side after securing a 0-0 draw at home to Latvia.
The recently retired (from international duty) Dirk Kuyt is all set to watch the game on the box!
TEAMS - HOLLAND: Cillessen, Van der Wiel, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, De Jong, Afellay, Lens, Sneijder, van Persie, Robben... Subs: Krul, Zoet, Verhaegh, Bruma, Veltman, Fer, Clasie, Wijnaldum, Klaassen, Promes, Narsingh, Huntelaar. /// KAZAKHSTAN: Mokin, Vorotnikov, Abdulin, Dmitrenko, Miroshnichenko, Suyumbayev, Karpovich, Shomko, Bogdanov, Dzolchiyev, Khizhnichenko... Subs: Sidelnikov, Pokatilov, Gurman, Beisebekov, Konysbaev, Tagybergen, Nurgaliyev, Korobkin, Zhangylyshbay.
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