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van Persie scores 4 as Holland win 11-0


van Persie scores 4 as Holland win 11-0

Arsenal striker Robin van Persie scored four goals as the Netherlands beat San Marino 11-0 in yesterday's Euro 2012 qualifier.

John Heitinga, Dirk Kuyt and Wesley Sneijder were also amongst the other goalscorers; as the number 1 team in the world ran rout against San Marino.

"I never thought about a record win," Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk told reporters.

"I only really care about the implementation of our game plan against weak opposition.

"This match said my team is still developing. Outside of the last 15 minutes of the first half our performance approached perfection.

"It wasn't only beautiful football, it was also very effective."