EINDHOVEN - Robin van Persie
hit four goals to inspire Netherlands to an 11-0 annihilation of
San Marino in Euro 2012 qualifying on Friday.
The Dutch, the number one team in the world, never looked
back after making a flying start with three goals in the first
17 minutes against football's lowest-ranked side.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Wesley Sneijder scored twice apiece
and John Heitinga, Dirk Kuyt and Georginio Wijnaldum completed a
record win for the home side who lashed eight goals in the
The Dutch are top of Group E with 21 points from seven
matches, six ahead of Sweden and Hungary.
"I never thought about a record win," Dutch coach Bert van
Marwijk told reporters. "I only really care about the
implementation of our game plan against weak opposition.
"This match said my team is still developing. Outside of the
last 15 minutes of the first half our performance approached
"It wasn't only beautiful football, it was also very
Netherlands are almost certain to seal their place in the
finals if they defeat Finland on Tuesday.
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