Wesley sneijder will be a key player for the Netherlands when they face Spain on TuesdayReuters

The Netherlands and Spain face each other in an international friendly at the Amsterdam Arena.

The Dutch have been struggling ever since Gus Hiddink was reappointed for a second stint, following the departure of Louis van Gaal to Manchester United after the 2014 World Cup.

While Van Gaal managed to guide Holland to a third place finish in Brazil last summer, Hiddink's second spell has been a bitter disappointment, with the Dutch side lost four out of their last seven international fixtures.

Defeats against Czech Republic and Iceland along with a draw against Turkey have cost them heavily as they are currently in third place (five points behind the second-placed Iceland) in their 2006 Euro qualifying group.

This means that if the Netherlands record similar results in their remaining qualifying fixtures, then they will have to play an additional playoff fixture to book their spot in the finals of the 2016 European Championships.

However, there are still five more fixtures left and the Netherlands have plenty of time to catch Czech Republic and Iceland.

For the time being the Netherlands need to focus their attentions towards Spain and Hiddink says he is aware that the La Roja will be looking for revenge, following their embarrassing 1-5 defeat to the Dutch side in the opening fixture of the 2014 World Cup.

"The Spanish will want revenge and will want to erase the memory of that World Cup defeat in Brazil," Hiddink told Sky Sports. "It will therefore be a difficult match but one that will allow me to experiment."

Spain will no doubt be looking to revenge as it was this defeat against the Netherlands that resulted in their premature exit from the 2014 World Cup.

They have been doing decently ever since, recording four wins from their last seven victories, although they were beaten by the likes of France, Germany (both friendlies) and Slovakia (2016 Euro qualifying fixture).

Spain are currently in the second place in their 2016 Euro qualifying group, three points behind leaders Slovakia, having won four out of five fixtures so far.

And La Roja boss Vicente del Bosque, who feels that his side have been doing pretty well, following their humiliating exit from the 2014 World Cup, wants his to continue their "hard work" against Spain.

"Let's play a nice game and keep up our hard work. We have scored 14 goals and conceded just three goals since the World Cup," del Bosque told Goal.

"While acknowledging that things haven't been perfect, I see good things. We are heading in the right direction."

Expected line-ups:

Netherlands: Krul; Janmaat, Martins Indi, Bruma, Blind; N De Jong, Narsingh, Depay, Afellay, Sneijder; Huntelaar

Spain: De Gea; Carvajal, Bartra, Pique, Bernat; Fabregas, Busquets; Isco, Silva, Iniesta; Juanmi

Where to Watch Live

The game is scheduled to begin at 8:45pm local time (12:15pm IST, 7:45pm BST, 2:45pm ET) start with no live coverage in India and the UK. However, the match can be watched worldwide via live streaming on MUTV.

Audience in the US and Canada can catch the live action on Bein Sports USA and Bein Sports Canada, with an option to live stream on Bein Sports Connect.

Middle East and North Africa viewers will be able to watch the match live on Bein Sports Arabia, with the option to live stream the match on Bein Sports Connect.

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