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Holland squad named for England friendly

Published on : 15 February 2012 - 8:54pm | By Theo Tamis (Photo: RNW/Theo Tamis)
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Holland manager Bert van Marwijk has called up 27 players for the preliminary national football squad which will meet England for a friendly at Wembley on Wednesday 29 February.

Originally scheduled as a charity match for last August, the encounter was postponed after serious rioting spread across several areas of London, including the stadium area.

Both England and the Netherlands have since qualified for this summer’s European championship finals in Poland and Ukraine. The match at Wembley is seen as a key test ahead of the tournament. Ranking third and fifth on FIFA’s world table, the Netherlands and England are widely regarded as major candidates for the title.

The definitive Dutch squad will be announced on Friday 24 February.

 

 


 

Preliminary Dutch squad:

Goalkeepers

Tim Krul (Newcastle United)
Maarten Stekelenburg (AS Roma)
Michel Vorm (Swansea City)

Defenders
Vurnon Anita (Ajax)
Khalid Boulahrouz (VfB Stuttgart)
Jeffrey Bruma (HSV)
Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan)
John Heitinga (Everton)
Joris Mathijsen (Malaga)
Erik Pieters (PSV)
Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord)

Midfield
Mark van Bommel (AC Milan)
Nigel de Jong (Manchester City)
Adam Maher (AZ)
Wesley Sneijder (Inter)
Stijn Schaars (Sporting)
Kevin Strootman (PSV)
Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham Hotspur)
Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV)

Strikers
Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04)
Ola John (FC Twente)
Luuk de Jong (FC Twente)
Jeremain Lens (PSV)
Luciano Narsingh (sc Heerenveen)
Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool)
Robin van Persie (Arsenal)
Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)

 

 

Discussion

bob higginson 23 February 2012 - 8:52pm / england

england are awesome
Rvp is awesome too!

bob higginson 23 February 2012 - 8:51pm / england

Come on you England!!!!!!!!!!
Holland are rubbish

cheese boy 23 February 2012 - 8:50pm / england

come on you england!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jasmin 16 February 2012 - 1:26pm

Good luck again!

jasmin 16 February 2012 - 1:25pm

Good luck again!

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