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Holland squad named for Wembley charity clash
Published on:Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 00:58
Holland manager Bert van Marwijk has called up 26 players for the preliminary national football squad which will meet England for a friendly at Wembley on 10 August.
The match will see the return from injury of first and second-choice goalkeepers Maarten Stekelenburg and Michel Vorm. Third choice is Tim Krul, who made a solid impression during his debut against Brazil in June.
It’s uncertain whether Arjen Robben will play at Wembley. A hospital scan shows that the Bayern Munich striker sustained a small crack in his right ankle during Tuesday's preseason match against Milan.
On Monday, the English Football Assocation announced that the friendly against Holland will be the first ever “Street League International”.
One of the FA’s partners this coming season, the Street League charity helps young people who are out of work to turn their lives around. Over 100 representatives of the charity will attend the match against the Dutch in the opening international fixture of the new season.
Ahead of the match, a Dutch Street League team will also be taking on their England counterparts in a five-a-side match outside Wembley Stadium.
Preliminary Dutch squad:
Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax)
Michel Vorm (FC Utrecht)
Tim Krul (Newcastle United)
Joris Mathijsen (Malaga)
John Heitinga (Everton)
Erik Pieters (PSV)
Hedwiges Maduro (Valencia)
Edson Braafheid (Hoffenheim)
Jeffrey Bruma (HSV)
Khalid Boulahrouz (VfB Stuttgart)
Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax)
Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord)
Wesley Sneijder (Inter)
Nigel de Jong (Manchester City)
Kevin Strootman (FC Utrecht)
Ibrahim Afellay (FC Barcelona)
Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munchen)
Theo Janssen (Ajax)
Stijn Schaars (Sporting)
Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham)
Eljero Elia (HSV)
Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04)
Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool)
Luuk de Jong (FC Twente)
Robin van Persie (Arsenal)
Arjen Robben (Bayern München)