Hey fellow oranje supporters, the last thread was lost with the archive stuffs, as the draws kinda confirm that the world cup is almost officially open we need a thread to discuss the draws, friendlies on the way, players going and not going and general news regarding the the national team and the eredivisie! official link - http://www.knvb.nl/ http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/w/team/overview.html?team=ned main news - R.I.P to david di tommasso who passed away last week! http://www.evo-web.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=27368 the draw for the group stages are held tomorrow wots in store for the oranje well here it is Group C Argentina Ivory Coast Serbia and Montenegro Holland world cup kits The pics: away & home: away: home: And this is the logo that is used (couldnt find detailed pics of logo on shirt): Preliminary Squad From sky sports The Dutch have a hugely talented squad, but face no easy task as they have been drawn alongside Argentina, Ivory Coast and Serbia and Montenegro in Group C Van Basten's 33-man party: Keepers: Patrick Lodewijks (Feyenoord), Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Henk Timmer (AZ). Defenders: Khalid Boulahrouz (HSV Hamburg), Wilfred Bouma (Aston Villa), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Barcelona), Tim de Cler (AZ), Urby Emanuelson (Ajax), Kew Jaliens (AZ), Jan Kromkamp (Liverpool), Joris Mathijsen (AZ), Andre Ooijer (PSV), Barry Opdam (AZ), Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord). Midfielders: George Boateng (Middlesbrough), Mark van Bommel (Barcelona), Phillip Cocu (PSV), Edgar Davids (Tottenham), Nigel de Jong (HSV Hamburg), Denny Landzaat (AZ), Hedwiges Maduro (Ajax), Wesley Sneijder (Ajax), Rafael van der Vaart (HSV Hamburg). Forwards: Ryan Babel (Ajax), Romeo Castelen (Feyenoord), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax), Dirk Kuyt (Feyenoord), Martijn Meerdink (AZ), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Chelsea), Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (PSV).