World Bulletin/News Desk
Goals from Robin van Persie and Luciano Narsingh got the Netherlands back on track after a disappointing European Championship campaign as they beat Turkey 2-0 in their opening Group D World Cup qualifier on Friday
Stadium: Amsterdam Arena
Referees: Carlos Velasco Carballo, Roberto Fernandez, Juan Carlos Jimenez Yuste (Spain)
The Netherlands: Krul, Janmaat (min 46 Van Rhijn), Heitinga (min 85 Vlaar), Martins Indi, Willems, Clasie (min 50 Fer), Narsingh, Strootman, Van Persie, Sneijder, Robben
Turkey: Tolga, Hasan Ali, Semih, Emre (min 60 Nuri), Hamit, Umut, Tunay (min 81 Mevlut), Arda, Mehmet Topal, Omer, Sercan (min 69 Burak)
Scorers: min 17 Van Persie, 90+2 Narsingh (The Netherlands)
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