Northern Ireland set to face Netherlands in friendly

Northern Ireland set to face Netherlands in friendly

Robin van Persie Arsenal striker Robin van Persie will be hoping to add to his 25 Netherlands goals

Northern Ireland have confirmed that they will play Netherlands in a friendly next summer.

The match, which will form part of the Dutch’s Euro 2012 preparations, will take place in Amsterdam on 2 June.
Northern Ireland are currently managerless following Nigel Worthington’s resignation in October.
Whoever takes charge will have a home game against Norway on 29 February before the trip to take on the side second in the Fifa rankings.

Did you know?

Netherlands won the last meeting between the sides 1-0 in Belfast in 1977

The search for Worthington’s successor continues after Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers confirmed that he turned down the chance to manage Northern Ireland on a part-time basis.
The Irish Football Association made an approach to the Swans a fortnight ago but Rodgers is committed to the Welsh club and he believes the job must be full-time.
Bert van Marwijk’s Dutch side were beaten World Cup finalists in 2010 and won their first nine qualifiers for Euro 2012 as they topped their group.

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