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Holland training session at Katwijk in October
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Zeist, Netherlands

Holland squad named for Switzerland and Germany friendlies

Published on : 4 November 2011 - 2:05pm | By Theo Tamis (Photo: RNW)
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Holland manager Bert van Marwijk picked 23 players on Friday for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Germany.

Dropped from the preliminary 26-strong selection are Ajax midfielder Theo Janssen and Juventus winger Eljero Elia. This week, HSV Hamburg defender Jeffrey Bruma called off with a groin strain.

Not included either are Barcelona midfielder Ibrahim Afellay, Valencia defender Hedwiges Maduro, Bayern Munich striker Arjen Robben and PSV left-back Erik Pieters who are all recovering from injuries. 

Called up to replace them, among others, are Vurnon Anita and newcomer Derk Boerrigter, both from Ajax. However, Boerrigter left the training camp on Tuesday 8 November with a back complaint. AZ Alkmaar striker Roy Beerens has been selected to replace him.

Holland will take on Switzerland, which failed to qualify for next year's European Championship finals, in the Amsterdam ArenA on 11 November. Four days later, the Dutch will play another Euro 2012 favourite, Germany, in Hamburg's Imtech Arena.

Dutch squad:

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

Vurnon Anita (Ajax)
Khalid Boulahrouz (VfB Stuttgart)
Edson Braafheid (Hoffenheim)
Joris Mathijsen (Málaga)
John Heitinga (Everton)
Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord)
Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax)

Mark van Bommel (AC Milan)
Nigel de Jong (Manchester City)
Stijn Schaars (Sporting)
Wesley Sneijder (Inter)
Kevin Strootman (FC Utrecht)
Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham Hotspur)

Ryan Babel (Hoffenheim)
Roy Beerens (AZ Alkmaar)
Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04)
Luuk de Jong (FC Twente)
Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool)
Robin van Persie (Arsenal)
Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV)



Anonymous 4 November 2011 - 4:26pm

God bless and protect the players listed to play...

jasmin 27 October 2011 - 6:45pm

Good to know that the star players are back in form. Hope they have learnt from the last match, and win these two matches. Looking forward to a convincing victory..

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