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Thursday, 1 June, 2000, 10:27 GMT 11:27 UK
Hasselbaink out of Euro 2000
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Hasselbaink has been dragged out of the Dutch squad
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Winston Bogarde are out of the Dutch squad for Euro 2000.

Hasselbaink, who is on the verge of a 14m move to Chelsea, has been dropped by Holland coach Frank Rijkaard.



It's a personal nightmare

Winston Bogarde
The move to drop Hasselbaink came as a major surprise after the frontman scored 35 goals in 47 matches for Atletico Madrid in Spain's Primera Liga.

Rijkaard will only take five forwards to the finals, and he has decided to give the final striker's berth to Deportivo la Coruna frontman Roy Makaay.

But while Hasselbaink lost out, there was better news for another former Premiership striker - Pierre van Hooijdonk.


Winston Bogarde
Winston Bogarde is out through injury
The controversial star, who left Nottingham Forest under a cloud after a bust-up with both management and team-mates, earned his place following some impressive form with Vitesse Arhnem.

Arsenal frontman Dennis Bergkamp, one of the lucky five to make the squad, said: "We've got so many good strikers that it had to happen that one good attacker would be left out.

"There's so much talent that you're going to have to let some talent go. It's sad, but that's life."

Barcelona defender Bogarde was said to have been forced to withdraw because of a hamstring injury.

He was seen on Dutch television this week and he appeared to be limping his way through a training session.

Bogarde said: "I thought I had almost recovered from my hamstring injury and was close to being in the definitive selection, but it was playing up again in training on Wednesday."

However, Ronald de Boer, who was also doubtful for a while because of injury, has been included.


Holland squad:

Goalkeepers: Edwin van der Sar (Juventus), Sander Westerveld (Liverpool), Ed De Goey (Chelsea).

Defenders: Frank de Boer (Barcelona), Bert Konterman (Feyenoord), Arthur Numan (Glasgow Rangers), Michael Reiziger (Barcelona), Jaap Stam (Manchester United).

Midfielders: Ronald de Boer (Barcelona), Philip Cocu (Barcelona), Paul Bosvelt (Feyenoord), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Glasgow Rangers), Edgar Davids (Juventus), Clarence Seedorf (Inter Milan), Aron Winter (Ajax), Boudewijn Zenden (Barcelona), Marc Overmars (Arsenal).

Forwards: Dennis Bergkamp (Arsenal), Patrick Kluivert (Barcelona), Pierre van Hooijdonk (Vitesse Arhnem), Roy Makaay (Deportivo La Coruna), Peter van Vossen (Feyenoord).

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