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The Dutch soccer team will play a practice match Tuesday evening against Colombia in an almost full Amsterdam ArenA.

The KNVB already sold over 49,000 tickets Monday for the showdown with the number 4 in the world rankings. The home of Ajax can accommodate about 52,000 spectators during international matches.

Dmitrij Nejmyrok
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Arjen Robben and Nigel de Jong will not take part in the practice match against Colombia.

Robben suffered from an ankle injury, which he sustained Saturday in the opening phase of the match against Japan (2-2). There is still fluid in the ankle, according to coach Louis van Gaal. It is too soon to play again, but he should be fine by the weekend.

During the break in the game with Japan De Jong was also replaced because of an ankle injury. Nothing serious, but it's just too soon to play again, states Van Gaal.