Now that they have acheived a historic qualification for the final of the European Championships to be played in France next year, Wales will be looking for a dominating result on Friday as they take on a struggling Netherlands in an international friendly at the Cardiff City Stadium on Friday evening.

The Dutch will not be a part of the Euro 2016 after they shockingly failed to qualify from Group A of the Euro qualifiers, finishing fourth in the group. 

Nevertheless, they will be hoping to making a turnaround now by winning against Wales, who will be without key players Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey, as they have been sidelined for injuries.

For Dutch coach Danny Blind, this is the time to rebuild the team once more, with an eye on the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. "We will only be playing friendlies for now, but we cannot approach them like there is nothing at stake. I want to see the team fight and show passion," he said.

"It is all about qualifying for the 2018 World Cup now. I will give a number of new players a chance. I want to see a passionate team that wants to make amends for missing out on the Euros. We have lost a lot of goodwill. The people are very disappointed in us and we have to win them all over again," he added.

Former Arsenal and Manchester United star Robin van Persie is not part of the new team that Blind is trying to rebuild, but current Red Devils midfielder Memphis Depay is. Arjen Robben is also set to make a comeback to the Dutch squad for tonight's game.

Wales manager Chris Coleman remains wary of the visitors tonight, and has urged his men to give their best against the Dutch army. "People use that word 'friendly' but I'm not sure they really exist," said Coleman.

"We're playing a top-level game of football, so we're going to go into it and perform like we have done for a considerable amount of time. We're up against good opposition.

"The fact they didn't qualify [for Euro 2016] and they're almost rebuilding, they're going to be a wounded animal and a dangerous one at that," the Welshman added.

Netherlands have won all their seven previous matches against Wales.

Possible starting XI

Wales: Hennessey; Gunter, A Williams, Chester, B Davies; Vaughan, J Williams, King; Lawrence, Church, Vokes.

Netherlands: Cillessen; Tete, Bruma, Van Dijk, Riedewald; Wijnaldum, Blind, Sneijder; Robben, Huntelaar, Depay.

Where to watch live

Wales vs Netherlands is scheduled for a 7:45 pm GMT (1:15 am IST, 8:45 pm BST, 2:45 pm ET) start.

Audience in the UK and Ireland can stream the game live on BBC iPlayer, and also listen to the game live on BBC Two Wales.

Audience in the Netherlands can catch the game on Fox Sports 1 Eredivisie and SBS 6.

There will be no broadcast of the game in the US and India.

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