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Van Basten names Euro 2008 squad

Marco van Basten, coach of the Dutch national team, with new hairdo attends training in Katwijk
Van Basten has kept Van Persie in the squad

Seville defender Khalid Boulahrouz has been omitted from coach Marco van Basten's final Netherlands squad for Euro 2008.

The ex-Chelsea man had joined the Dutch training camp as a replacement for AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf.

Squad members include Real Madrid stars Wesley Sneijder, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Arjen Robben as well as Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt.

Arsenal forward Robin van Persie keeps his place as he recovers from injury.

Van Basten had earlier trimmed fourth-choice goalkeeper Sander Boschker and midfielder Denny Landzaat from his provisional squad.


Goalkeepers: Edwin Van der Sar (Manchester United), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Henk Timmer (Feyenoord)

Defenders: Ibrahim Afellay (PSV Eindhoven), Wilfred Bouma (Aston Villa), Tim De Cler (Feyenoord), Johnny Heitinga (Ajax), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg), Mario Melchiot (Wigan), Andre Ooijer (Blackburn), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord),

Midfielders: Orlando Engelaar (Twente), Nigel de Jong (SV Hamburg), Arjen Robben (Real Madrid), Wesley Sneijder (Real Madrid), Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg), Demy de Zeeuw (AZ Alkmaar)

Forwards: Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Ajax), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Celtic)

see also
Van Marwijk named new Dutch coach
03 Mar 08 |  Internationals
Pick your Netherlands XI
23 May 08 |  Netherlands

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