In the group for qualification for the World Cup 2006, Holland again have to face the Czech Republic. Besides the Czechs, Holland also go up against Romania, Finland, Macedonia, Armenia and Andorra.
Holland, who will undoubtedly field a number of Ajax players, will face the Czech Republic, with 'Ajacieden' Tomás Galásek and Zdenek Grygera, for the third time in a short period. Both countries were in the same qualifying group for Euro 2004 and will meet in the first round of the European Championship in Portugal.
With Romania (Bogdan Lobont and Nicolae Mitea) and Finland (Jari Litmanen and Petri Pasanen) as dangerous outsiders, Holland have a tough draw for qualification for the World Cup 2006 in Germany.