Memphis Depay and Robin van Persie had a confrontation on the training ground before Holland's win over Kazakhstan.

Danny Blind denied, however, that the argument was why Van Persie was dropped from the starting XI.

“We have discussed what happened, but that had nothing to do with my decision. It was a discussion during a training about a ball that should have been given over. Things like that happen often. There are sometimes situations in training where players think differently. That’s what happened and then it was over.

“I felt that he was not fit enough to start. I think that’s down to the fact that he has not played without pain for quite a while.”