The highly-experienced defensive midfielder is back in the international fold after falling out with previous coach Marco van Basten. Van Bommel made his Oranje debut in 2000 but had to wait until the 2006 World Cup to play in a major tournament after missing Euro 2004 through injury. He is the son-in-law of coach van Marwijk.
Van Bommel made 40 appearances for Bayern Munich as the German giants won the domestic Double, but faced disappointment in the Champions League final.
He spent the first seven seasons of his career with Fortuna Sittard before joining PSV, where he won four league titles and the Dutch Cup in six seasons between 1999 and 2005. He spent one season at Barcelona under former Dutch coach Frank Rijkaard, winning La Liga and the 2005/06 Champions League final.
In 2006 van Bommmel joined Bayern from Barcelona and was named skipper in 2008, replacing veteran goalkeeper Oliver Kahn and becoming the first foreign player to be handed the armband.
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