Manager: Bert van Marwijk
Two years on from the exploits in South Africa, and "Oranje" have the same manager, same personnel and same tactical setup.
Van Marwijk uses a modern 4-2-3-1 with one crucial, perhaps crippling difference—both central midfielders are destroyers, not ball-players.
This is intentional (we think) so the likes of Gregory van der Wiel can fly forward without worrying about being caught out of position on the break.
Wesley Sneijder—a world-class playmaker—pulls the strings in midfield alongside the ever-selfish Arjen Robben.
Best tactical moment
Another team who acquired no points whatsoever, so again it becomes difficult to pick out a decent tactical decision considering the amount of talent van Marwijk had at his disposal.
Still, it could have been different had Robin van Persie not forgotten his shooting boots for the game against Denmark, and the team played well.
Van Marwijk resisted the temptation to play van Persie alongside Klaas-Jan Huntelaar until he absolutely had to, thereby avoiding a disastrously unbalanced lineup.
Van Persie is a goal poacher and doesn't function well coming in off the left—the position he would be stuck out on should Huntelaar enter the lineup.
Worst tactical moment
The loss of Erik Pieters is tough, but van Marwijk had other options. He didn't have to thrust the woeful Jetro Willems in at the deep end and see him fail three games in a row.
Stijn Schaars could have been played out of position at left-back, whilst Wilfred Bouma—a natural left-back—was also on the bench the entire time.
After Willems' questionable performance in the first game, van Marwijk should have bitten the bullet and made a change. Instead, he subjected the young PSV defender to pure torment at the hands of Mesut Ozil, Mario Gomez and Thomas Muller.
2010 World Cup runner-up? That team?