Robin van Persie

2010-05-13 17:23
Age: 26
Position: Forward
Club: Arsenal

Van Persie was an U-21 international and took part in the 2004 and 2006 European Championship qualifying.

The Jong Oranje failed to qualify for the 2004 tournament and van Persie did not participate in the latter as he was already in the senior squad for the World Cup.

He earned his first caps for the Netherlands in less than the span of a week, first in a 2–0 2006 World Cup qualifying win over Romania on 4 June 2005, and in another qualifier four days later against Finland, which saw him pick up his first international goal in a 4–0 victory during that game.

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