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The Oranje have released their list of squad numbers for this summer's showpiece in Poland and Ukraine, with Robin van Persie requesting the No.16 shirt in honour of his son

NETHERLANDS
GROUP B
HOW THEY QUALIFIED
P
PTS
 NETHERLANDS 10 27
 SWEDEN
10 24
 HUNGARY 10 19
 FINLAND 10 10
 MOLDOVA 10 9
 SAN MARINO 10 0

Netherlands have announced that Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will wear the No.9 jersey at Euro 2012, while Robin van Persie has been allocated the No.16 shirt.

However, the Arsenal striker asked specifically to be given his squad number because his son Shaqueel was born on November 16, allowing the Schalke striker to don the much-coveted shirt in Poland and Ukraine this summer.

Huntelaar and Van Persie both started in Netherlands' 2-1 friendly loss to Bulgaria last Saturday, but it appears unlikely that they will be partnered in the Euro 2012 opener against Denmark on June 9.

Elsewhere, Wilfred Bouma has been awarded the No.5 jersey ahead of fellow left-sided defenders Jetro Willems and Stijn Schaars.

The trio are vying for a place in coach Bert van Marwijk's plans at left-back, but it seems that the PSV man may have jumped to the front of the queue.

No. Name Club
  Goalkeepers:  
22 Tim Krul Newcastle
1 Maarten Stekelenburg Roma
12 Michel Vorm Swansea
  Defenders:  
21 Khalid Boulahrouz Stuttgart
5 Wilfred Bouma PSV
3 John Heitinga Everton
4 Joris Mathijsen Malaga
2 Gregory van der Wiel Ajax
13 Ron Vlaar Feyenoord
15 Jetro Willems PSV
  Midfielders:  
20 Ibrahim Afellay Barcelona
6 Mark van Bommel Milan/PSV
8 Nigel de Jong Man City
14 Stijn Schaars Sporting
10 Wesley Sneijder Inter
17 Kevin Strootman PSV
23 Rafael van der Vaart Tottenham
  Attackers:  
9 Klaas Jan Huntelaar Schalke
18 Luuk de Jong Twente
7 Dirk Kuyt Liverpool
19 Luciano Narsingh Heerenveen
16 Robin van Persie Arsenal
11 Arjen Robben Bayern















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