When and Where: The friendly encounter gets underway from Wembley, London, at 3 p.m. ET. For those in the U.K., the match is being shown by ITV1, so you can view it online at itv1.com. In the U.S., it is is being screened by Fox Soccer Channel. You can also watch it from 5 p.m. ET online, via FoxSoccer2Go.com.
Preview: There is more scrutiny on this international friendly than usual with England being led out by caretaker manager Stuart Pearce. The former England left-back has been asked to make the step-up from under 21 coach for this one game, following the exit of Fabio Capello earlier this month.
Despite, at least initially, only taking charge for this friendly, Pearce has already made his mark. Following the stripping of the England captaincy from John Terry, Pearce has rather surprisingly named Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker (pictured) as skipper for the Holland match. Many expected that Steven Gerrard, as the previous vice-captain, would be asked to step into the void.
In terms of team news, Pearce has picked a young squad full of many of the players that he knows from managing at under-21 level.
Much of the focus will center on the England forwards on display, with Wayne Rooney and Darren Bent both out. With the former definitely ruled out of the first two games of Euro 2012 through suspension and the latter looking very doubtful to make the tournament through injury, it is crucial that England discover creditable alternatives.
It is anticipated that the inexperienced pair of Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge will start up front, with Sunderland's Fraizer Campbell also likely to get a run-out at some point.
Another selection of note will be the likely inclusion of Manchester City right back Micah Richards. Despite being a regular for Barclays Premier League table-toppers Manchester City this season, Richards was consistently ignored by Capello. Wednesday's game is the 23-year-old's chance to show that he belongs at international level.
For Holland, the big news is that striker Robin van Persie looks set to start despite a groin problem forcing him to sit out the last portion of Tuesday's training session, according to The Guardian.
Though he has been deemed fit, the Arsenal striker, who has an unfortunate history of injury problems, will certainly be watched closely by his club boss Arsene Wenger.
Elsewhere for the Dutch, with Rafael van der Vaart already having pulled out through injury, even more onus will be placed on the creative duo of Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben. Both players are struggling to show the form at club level--with Inter and Bayen Munich, respectively--that helped lead Holland to the 2010 World Cup final.