The official teams line ups have been confirmed. Robben starts on the bench...The official line ups for the Netherlands - Japan group E clash at Moses Mabhida stadium have been announced.
Here are the starting XI's for both sides.
Holland 4-2-3-1: Stekelenburg; Van der Wiel, Heitinga, Mathijsen, Van Bronckhorst; Van Bommel, De Jong; Kuyt, Sneijder, Van der Vaart; Van Persie.
Japan 4-3-2-1: Kawashima; Komano, Nakazawa, Tulio, Nagatomo; Endo, Abe, Hasebe;Okubo, Matsui; Honda
Striker Elia doesn't start for the Oranje because he has not shaken off a foot problem, confirmed by coach Bert Van Marwijk who, prior to the clash, told Dutch national TV: "If it is necessary he can play. but he has still got some pain on his feet."
Yokohama Marinos midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura is on the bench for Japan, who seem to have kept the same team that beat Cameroon. De Jong, Van Persie, and Yuki Abe are one booking off suspension.
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