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Netherlands Scrape Past Ghana

Robin Van Persie scored the only goal of the game, as the Netherlands defeated Ghana 1-0 in an international friendly at the Feyenoord Stadium.

Van Persie's 43rd goal for the Dutch secured the victory for Louis Van Gaal's men, as they continue their preparations for the World Cup.

The Dutch scored with the first chance of the game in the fifth minute, as Van Persie slottefd into an empty net, after being picked out by Wesley Sneijder.

Arjen Robben should have doubled the lead in the 12th minute but the Bayern Munich winger skewed his effort over the bar from six-yards out.

Robben was presented with another opportunity to increase the Netherland's lead in the 24th minute, as he was denied by Kwarasey from close range, after being played in by Van Persie.

That was as good as it got in the first half, while the Ghanaian had yet to register a single effort at goal.

Kevin Prince Boateng registered the Black Star's effort of the second half in the 67th minute but the Schalke midfielder curled one well wide of the target.

Kwarasey came to Ghana's rescue in the 78th minute as he pulled off a fine stop to keep out Robben's stinging effort from a tight angle.

Andre Ayew squandered an opportunity to level matetrs in the 88th minute as blasted over the bar from close range, as the Dutch held on for the narrow win.



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