Netherlands vs. Wales, 2014 World Cup friendly: Preview, TV schedule and how to watch online

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

The Netherlands continue their World Cup preparations in a friendly against Wales on Wednesday.

The Netherlands continue their World Cup preparations in their final pre-World Cup friendly on Wednesday, with Chris Coleman's Wales heading to Amsterdam Arena. The Netherlands will no doubt be looking to build on their 1-0 win over Ghana on the weekend, having not won in their four prior matches.

Coach Louis van Gaal should be expecting his side to win, as Wales failed to qualify for Brazil and don't possess the same level of talent as the Dutch. The Dragons will also be without their two best players, as Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is out with a leg muscle injury and Aaron Ramsey is being rested. That will make it even harder for Wales to pick up a historic victory over the Oranje, a nation they've lost to in their six previous meetings.

However, the Netherlands will be without midfielder Jonathan de Guzmán, who has picked up a hamstring complaint. van Gaal has also hinted at further experimentation with his formation, and will possibly use a 4-4-2 instead of the three-man back line he's been testing of late.

Match Date/Time: Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. local, 2:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands

TV: ESPN Deportes (U.S. - Spanish), BBC Two Wales, S4C Digidol (U.K.), SBS 6 (Netherlands)

Online: ESPN3 (U.S.)

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