Van Persie, who is his nation’s captain, put Holland 1-0 up against Hungary after quarter of an hour and then made it 4-0 just before half-time. Kluivert, who joined the coaching staff last year, was on the sidelines to celebrate.
In the second half, Van Persie completed his hattrick, making him Holland’s top goalscroer.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is the only other player in the top 10 who hasn’t retired and he is 7 goals behind Van Persie.
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