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any­one. We’ll have to be at our best to get out of the group and hit the ground run­ning from the off.”

Prepa­ra­tion is sure to be cru­cial, there­fore, and Ooi­jer hopes the play­ers can pick up where they left off, hav­ing known noth­ing but victory in their last year and a half of com­pet­i­tive matches.

“The World Cup only re­ally starts from 19 May on­wards, as un­til then every­one is 100 per­cent fo­cused on their clubs,” he said.

“That’s nor­mal, but the match against the United States in March will come at the right time. We’re al­ways pleased to meet up again be­cause, hon­estly, the at­mos­phere within this team is great.”

For the mo­ment, the out­look ap­pears de­cid­edly rosy for the Oranje. –

VET DE­FENDER: Hol­land will look to An­dre Ooi­jer’s ex­pe­ri­ence at the WorldCup.

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