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 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.
|2||Gregory van der Wiel||Ajax|
|6||Mark van Bommel||Milan/PSV|
|8||Nigel de Jong||Man City|
|23||Rafael van der Vaart||Tottenham|
|9||Klaas Jan Huntelaar||Schalke|
|18||Luuk de Jong||Twente|
|16||Robin van Persie||Arsenal|