Wesley Sneijder was the only Ajax player for Holland on Wednesday. The Dutch national team defeated Andorra in Barcelona and Sneijder scored the third goal in the 3-0 victory. Rafael van der Vaart and Nigel de Jong had to cancel due to injuries and Johnny Heitinga was not picked. Maarten Stekelenburg, the reserve goalie, was kept on the bench.
Holland had a difficult match against the ultra-defensive Andorra. After a difficult first period, Philip Cocu broke the deadlock. Robben took a free kick and it ended up on the head of Cocu: 0-1. Robben signed for the next one himself. He combined with Kuijt for the 0-2.
Sneijder made it 0-3 in the second half after Van Hooijdonk headed it to the Ajax player.
Andorra - Nederland 0-3 (0-2). 21. Cocu 0-1, 31. Robben 0-2, 78. Sneijder 0-3. Referee: Yefet (Isr). Att.: 1500. Yellow card: Escura (Andorra), Landzaat (Holland).
Andorra: Koldo; Txema, Toni Lima, Fernandez en Escura; Sivera (87. Garcia), Sonejee, Ruiz, Ildefons Lima en Jimenez (78. Ayala); Silva (72. Sanchez).
Holland: Van der Sar; Melchiot, Ooijer, Cocu (83. Mathijsen) en Van Bronckhorst; Landzaat, Van Galen (68. Van Hooijdonk) en Sneijder; Kuijt, Van Nistelrooy (36. Makaay) en Robben.
Photo: Proshots/Stanley Gontha