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Robin Van Persie | Forward

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/6/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 157

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A questionable penalty awarded to The Netherlands in the early going was converted by Robin van Persie and the Dutch would not look back as they finish World Cup 2014 in 3rd place with a 0-3 win over Brazil.
Arjen Robben's blazing speed was once again the fulcrum that created trouble for opponents. Thiago Silva brought him down in what replays show was just outside the box. It was a clear goal scoring chance but the referee pointed to the spot and issued Silva just a yellow card, getting the call all wrong. RVP converted the chance as he usually does and less than 15 minutes later, a poor clearance by David Luiz landed in the path of Daley Blind who blasted it home. The final goal of Louis van Gaal's career as manager of the Dutch national team came in the closing minutes and was scored by Georginio Wjnaldum. Jul 12 - 5:53 PM

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Netherlands XI: Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, Van Persie (c), Sneijder, Robben, Kuyt, Clasie, Wijnaldum

The Dutch trot out a strong XI that features one particular exception, 23-year-old midfielder Jordy Clasie who plays for Feyenoord. Premier Leaguers Ron Vlaar and Robin van Persie retain their starting roles.
Jul 12 - 2:57 PM

Ntherlands XI: Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, De Jong, Van Persie (c), Sneijder, Robben, Kuyt, Wijnaldum

Robin van Persie is fit enough to start today despite a stomach that cropped up on him yesterday. It looks as if former Liverpool man Dirk Kuyt is playing farther forward after playing in defense last time out.
Jul 9 - 3:20 PM

Robin van Persie has been deemed doubtful for the Netherlands' semi-final clash versus Argentina on Wednesday.

van Persie has gone down with a stomach problem and did not train today. He did take part in 11 v 9 drills, so the problem doesn't seem too threatening. All signs point towards the Netherlands captain playing tomorrow but keep an eye before you use him in World Cup fantasy leagues. In terms of his status for the Premier League season, there is absolutely nothing to worry about here and RvP should be 100% by then.
Source: BBC
Jul 8 - 1:58 PM

Netherlands Starting XI vs Costa Rica: Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, Van Persie (c), Sneijder, Robben, Kuyt, Wijnaldum, Depay.

The Netherlands have played around with they lineup a bit, inserting Memphis Depay as a starter. They will rely on their captain, Robin van Persie, to lead them to the semi-finals for the second World Cup in a row. The winner of this match faces Argentina in the semis.
Source: FIFA
Jul 5 - 3:00 PM

The Netherlands grab a spot in the quarterfinals after turning a 0-1 deficit into a 2-1 win with two goals after the 86th minute, stunning Mexico.

Mexico were in control for the majority of the first half and scored a much deserved goal early into the 2nd half, but they gradually appeared to tire as the Dutch continued to threaten. They finally broke through in the 87th when a corner kick was flicked on to Wesley Sneijder who fired home on the half-volley to equalize. They didn't settle for extra time, as they continued to press and the always dangerous Arjen Robben was fouled in the area to earn a penalty kick in the final moments. Klass-Jan Huntelaar, who replaced van Persie in the final quarter hour, blasted it low and into the corner and that won them the game. They now wait to face the winner of Costa Rica v Greece.
Jun 29 - 2:07 PM

Netherlands XI: Cillessen, Verhaegh, Kuyt, Vlaar, De Vrij, Blind, De Jong, Wijnaldum, Sneijder. Van Persie, Robben

Paul Verhaegh makes his first appearance in this World Cup as he cracks the Starting XI, replacing Daryl Janmaat in defense. Dirk Kuyt retains his spot while Jeremain Lens will serve as a bench option along with last week's hero, Norwich City's Leroy Fer.
Jun 29 - 10:52 AM

The Netherlands XI: Cillessen, Janmaat, Vlaar, De Vrij, Blind, De Jong, Wijnaldum, Sneijder, Robben, Lens, Kuyt

Robin van Persie is suspended from the Dutch's final group match as Liverpool veteran Dirk Kuyt gets a start in the attack. Aston Villa's Ron Vlaar keeps his place in an unchanged defense. The Netherlands already have their ticket punched for the KO round as does their opponent, but this match should still present plenty of drama as the top seed of the group is still up for grabs.
Jun 23 - 11:08 AM

Robin van Persie scored the Netherlands' second goal in a 3-2 come from behind win over Australia.

Arjen Robben opened up the scoring but Australia quickly responded through a fantastic Tim Cahill volley. In the second half, Australia won a penalty that was converted by Mile Jedinak. Soon after, van Persie responded with a well taken shot from inside the box. Memphis Depay scored to put the Netherlands ahead and practically put them through to the next round. van Persie received a yellow card, earning himself a one match ban. The good news is that the Netherlands should be able to make it past the group stages regardless of the result in the next match, so the loss of van Persie shouldn't be critical.
Source: FIFA
Jun 18 - 1:52 PM

Netherlands Starting XI: Cillessen, Janmaat, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins, Blind, de Guzman, Sneijder, DeJong, Van Persie, Robben.

Robin van Persie will lead the Netherlands to their second World Cup match and hope to continue to form from the Spain match.
Source: Yahoo
Jun 18 - 11:54 AM

After being a goal down just a minute before halftime, The Netherlands would equalize and then go berserk in the second half, scoring four more goals to completely stun defending world champions Spain 1-5.

In an anticipated rematch of the 2010 World Cup final, the Dutch made a huge statement today that no one saw coming. They amassed five goals in the span of 36 minutes against a nation considered to be the standard in terms of defending, with superb passing and finishing dazzling the eye one attack after the next. RVP scored the opener with an epic header while flying through the air to meet the long ball delivered by Daley Blind. He would earn his brace later by capitalizing on a mistake by Iker Casillas. Arjen Robben was magnificent, running circles around defenders and bagging a brace himself. While the result will be just as much an indictment on Spain's poor play, the product the Dutch put on display today has to immediately push them into the conversation as legit contenders to win the tournament. Manchester United fans have to be especially excited by what happened today.
Jun 13 - 4:52 PM

The Netherlands XI: Cillessen; Janmaat, Vlaar, de Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind; de Jong, De Guzmán, Sneijder; Robben, van Persie

No real surprises in the Dutch XI with Premier Leaguers van Persie, Vlaar and De Guzman all starting in what looks to be a 5-1-3-1 formation.
Jun 13 - 2:07 PM

An early Robin van Persie tap in gave the Netherlands a 1-0 win over Ghana in a World Cup warm-up match.

van Persie has been playing well under Louis van Gaal and Manchester United fans should be excited about the two teaming up in the Premier League next season. RvP has a great supporting cast in attack for the Netherlands and will be a good pick for Fantasy World Cup. He looked fit and active and there is nothing implying any injury concerns. The Netherlands group is very tough but they've proven they can score against the best and RvP will be in the middle of it all. Ghana didn't look as impressive as they've been hyped up to be in the first half but they improved in the second and held their own against the European giants. They didn't seem to have enough to get out of their tough World Cup group.
Source: Sky Sports
May 31 - 5:05 PM

Six Premier League players have been named to the Netherlands 30 man provisional World Cup squad.

The players are Tim Krul (Newcastle United), Michel Vorm (Swansea City), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa), Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea City), Leroy Fer (Norwich City), and Robin van Persie (Manchester United). The Netherlands are expected to have one of the better squads in Brazil and will be looking to make the final again. On loan Premier League players Karim Rekik and Patrick van Aanholt have also been selected to the squad.

Robin van Persie, out since United's Champions League match with Olympiokos last month, has returned to training and may be fit for United's two-match week.

Fantasy managers will want to pay attention to the next five days of training at Manchester United as Robin van Persie has returned to training and has a chance to face Sunderland on Saturday. With United also playing Hull City on Tuesday fantasy managers will be forced to anticipate how many minutes the Dutch forward may get over the two matches. If you think he'll get 120 minutes or more (a start and a substantial substitute appearance) then he's probably a reasonable choice. The problem is that the uncertainty will have ripples throughout the United line-up with a specific potential impact on Danny Welbeck.
Apr 29 - 9:10 AM