4 Jun 2012

Netherlands enjoy 6-0 thrashing of Ireland

12:02 pm on 4 June 2012

The Netherlands have warmed up for football's Euro 2012 competition with a 6-0 thrashing of Ireland.

Robin van Persie and Ibrahim Afellay scored two goals apiece.

The Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk says while he was satisfied with his side's performance, the score means little as Ireland were very poor.

The Netherlands first match in Euro 2012 is against Denmark next weekend in Poland.