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The Netherlands will play Wales on Wednesday in a pre-World Cup 2014 friendly as Holland look to finalize their preparations for the tournament in Brazil, which is less than two weeks away now. Today's game takes place in the Amsterdam Arena, and will kick off at 2.30 p.m. ET, and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Holland will be hoping to see their team look the part of true World Cup contenders in today's game. With just over a week to go until the World Cup gets underway in Brazil, there is little time to make major adjustments now and the Netherlands will want to put on a confident show and build up momentum going into the tournament.
No doubt Holland will be wanting to test a few more things out, and rotate a few of the fringe players, but they will have one eye on the World Cup coming into this friendly.
Wales will look to derail the Netherlands' preparations by causing an upset today. But they will look to do so without talisman Gareth Bale, and star colleague Aaron Ramsey, who will not be in action today.
Wales manager Chris Coleman has said that he doesn't want his team to become too reliant on those two star players, and the others in the team will have their chance to prove they can cope and put on a good performance even without those big name stars.
Coleman will be treating today's game as a warm up to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, and will want to have his experience taking on some top class opposition ahead of their campaign.
Coleman, speaking about missing his two star players today, has said: "We have 10 qualifying games and we may not have them for one or two games and we have to adapt to that."
He added, "They'd be a loss to any team in the world because they are top-quality players and you always want them in your team, but it is not to be."
Holland vs Wales will start at 2.30 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.