Huntelaar gets starting spot for Netherlands

Netherlands striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will start for the first

time at the European Championship.

Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk still kept striker Robin van

Persie in the starting lineup alongside winger Arjen Robben,

playmaker Wesley Sneijder and creative midfielder Rafael van der

Vaart for a super offensive lineup. The Dutch need at least two

goals against Portugal to qualify for the quarterfinals.

Defensive midfielder Mark van Bommel and central defender John

Heitinga were left on the bench as Ron Vlaar got another call

up.

Portugal left its starting lineup unchanged for the third

straight game.