Indonesia vs. Netherlands: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 7, 2013

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MARCH 26:  Rafael Van der Vaart (#10) of Netherlands celebrates with team mates after scoring the first goal of the game during the the Group 4 FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier match between Netherlands and Romania at Amsterdam Arena on March 26, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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The Netherlands national team is taking part in an interesting set of international friendlies, starting with a road match in Indonesia.

Considering the squad does not have another World Cup qualifying match until September, it is free to use this time to tour the world. After this match, the squad goes to China.

This is also a chance to test out some interesting lineups to truly see which players are capable of performing at a high level for the squad before the important matches come up.

For Indonesia, this is an opportunity to see what the squad is capable of against one of the better opponents in the world.

While there is not much at stake in this match, the men on the pitch are certain to bring plenty of energy throughout. Therefore, you do not want to miss a second of the action if you are a fan of either side.


When: Friday, June 7

Time: 9:30 a.m. ET

Where: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Indonesia

TV: beIN Sport at 1 p.m. ET

Live Stream: beIN Sport Online


Netherlands Player to Watch: Robin van Persie

There are a number of talented players on the Dutch roster, but none will have as big of an impact as Robin van Persie. The striker has proven over the past few years that he is truly one of the best scorers in the world.

In 2011-12, Van Persie led the English Premier League in goals as part of Arsenal. After transferring to Manchester United over the summer, the replicated the feat with 26 goals for the league champs.

With Holland, he has been just as successful in World Cup qualifying with five goals and two assists in five matches.

The squad would like more players to step up in these tune-up matches, but Van Persie is the top player to watch in this one.


Indonesia Player to Watch: Boaz Solossa

The Indonesian squad does not have too many players capable of putting the ball in the back of the net. Fortunately, Boaz Solossa has proven this skill for the national club.

In his time with Persipura Jayapura, Solossa showed great footwork to beat defenders one on one, and he knows how to finish near the goal.

This will not be too easy against the talented and experienced Dutch opponents. He will need to find a way to get touches and space on the offensive end.

If Solossa cannot come through in this match, Indonesia will have trouble getting on the board.


Prediction: Netherlands 3, Indonesia 0

The good news is that the Dutch roster is likely to hold off from putting forth their best effort in this match. Manager Louis van Gaal should use this opportunity to get playing time for some of the younger players on the roster.

Unfortunately, even the lesser-known players are much better than most of Indonesia's. The home side has struggled in World Cup qualifying and as well as in the Asian Cup qualifying.

This is likely to be a blowout in favor of the Netherlands.


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