England had made a fighting 2-2 comeback, due to the heroics of Jermain Defoe, after trailing by two goals in the first half to the Dutch national side, during the two teams' last encounter in August 12, 2009.

Holland managed two early strikes, in the first half, via Kuyt and Van der Vaart in the 10th and 38th minute respectively.

However, Jermain Defoe, after coming in as a substitute in the second half, single handedly brought England back in to the game with two back to back goals in the 49th and 77th minute respectively.



Goalkeeper: Stekelenburg.

Defenders: Heitinga, Ooijer, Mathijsen, Braafheid.

Midfielders: de Jong, Schaars, van der Vaart.

Forwards: Robben, Kuijt, van Persie.

Substitutes: Sneijder, Babel, Afellay, Huntelaar, Mendes da Silva.


Goalkeeper: Green

Defenders: Johnson, Ashley Cole, Ferdinand, Terry.

Midfielders: Beckham, Lampard, Young, Barry.

Forwards: Rooney, Heskey.

Substitutes: Wright-Philips, Carrick, Defoe, Carlton Cole, Milner, Bridge.

Check out these photos capturing some important moments in the match ahead of Wednesday's keenly awaited clash between the two sides.

Netherlands' Babel jumps over England's goalkeeper Green during friendly match in Amsterdam.Reuters
England's Jermain Defoe scores against the Netherlands during their friendly soccer match in Amsterdam.Reuters
Netherlands' Sneijder challenged by England's Carrick in Amsterdam.Reuters
England's Lampard fights for the ball with Netherland's Ooijer in Amsterdam.Reuters
Netherlands' Mathijssen challenges England's Heskey during their friendly soccer match in Amsterdam.Reuters
Netherlands' van der Vaart fights for ball with England's Lampard during friendly match in Amsterdam.Reuters
Holland's Rafael Van der Vaart scores his sides second goal of the game.Press Association
England players dejected after Holland's Dirk Kuyt (second left) scores his sides first goal of the game.Press Association
A minutes silence is held before kick off in memory of Sir Bobby Robson.Press Association
Holland Team Group Photo.Press Association
England Team Group Photo.Press Association