Robin Van Persie can finally prove his doubters wrong by putting a bad few weeks behind him in Arsenal colours after scoring a double for the Dutch. The flamboyant forward is one of Arsenal’s most dangerous players, especially when he drops into the hole between strikers and midfield. A bit of confidence and composure is required up front and once he starts putting away chances all doubts of his abilities will be dispelled.
Netherlands 3-1 Sweden: Robin Van Persie scored two as the Netherlands produced a comfortable victory over Sweden. Van Persie headed the first unmarked from six yards out and in the second half doubled his tally when good work by Van der Vaart found Van Persie and he calmy slotted the ball home. Kallstrom scored a fantastic long range effort to pull one back but Dirk Kuyt made sure of the game with the third.
France 0-0 Uruguay: William Gallas started while Samir Nasri came off the bench for the last 20 minutesbut neither side could find the break through in an uninspiring match. Gael Clichy was an unused substitute.
Spain 3-0 Chile: Cesc Fabregas got 90 minutes under his belt before the game against Manchester City in which he is suspended and put in a solid performance in a congested midfield. Worked hard but to no real avail.
Switzerland 1-0 Finland: Johan Djourou played 78 minutes as Switxerland finally broke a stubborn Finland defence with 6 minutes to go. Ziegler blasting in a free kick.
Denmark 0-1 Wales: Aaron Ramsey made his senior debut and looked lively especially in the first half. Always wanted the ball on the right and showed some nice touches. Nicklas Bendtner failed to make a real impact in the 90 minutes he was on but looked decent, creating a few opportunities.
Rep of Ireland 2-3 Poland: Fabianski could do nothing as Republic of Ireland nearly got something out of a game the Poles dominated.
Honduras 1-0 Mexico: Carlos Vela came on after 57 minutes but was sent off for a kick at Ramon Nunez, two minutes from time.
Togo 1-0 Rwanda: Emmanuel Adebayor was booked as Togo beat Rwanda by a goal to nil.
Players that didn’t play but were selected are Kolo Toure, Gael Clichy, Mikael Silvestre, Alex Song. Theo Walcott and Bakary Sagna have picked up injuries.