Arsenal striker Robin van Persie is facing a World Cup row with Dutch staff.

The Mail on Sunday says Van Persie, who has just returned from almost five months out after rupturing his ankle ligaments while on national duty, wants to take his own physio, Leo Echteld, who supervised his rehabilitation, with him to South Africa.

But Holland are not planning to include Echteld, who is also used by Dirk Kuyt, Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder, in their medical team.

Van Persie said: "More than 10 players in the World Cup squad use him and want him there but the federation wants to follow a different path."