Dutch World Cup squad cut to 27

10:51, May 15, 2010      

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Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk streamlined his preliminary World Cup squad from 30 to 27 players on Friday with Otman Bakkal (PSV Eindhoven), Wout Brama (FC Twente) and David Mendes da Silva (AZ Alkmaar) being dropped.

Van Marwijk will make his final 23-man squad decision on May 27.

Following is the squad:

Goalkeepers: Michel Vorm (FC Utrecht), Maarten Stekelenburg ( Ajax), Sander Boschker (FC Twente)

Defenders: Vurnon Anita (Ajax), Khalid Boulahrouz (VfB Stuttgart/Germany), John Heitinga (Everton/England), Joris Mathijsen (SV Hamburg/Germany), Andre Ooijer (PSV), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax), Ron Vlaar ( Feyenoord), Edson Braafheid (Celtic/Scotland)

Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (PSV), Orlando Engelaar (PSV), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City/England), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan/Italy), Stijn Schaars (AZ Alkmaar), Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax), Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich/Germany), Rafael van der Vaart ( Real Madrid/Spain)

Attackers: Ryan Babel (Liverpool/England), Eljero Elia (SV Hamburg/Germany), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (AC Milan/Italy), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool/England), Robin van Persie (Arsenal/England), Jeremain Lens (AZ Alkmaar), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich/Germany)

Source: Xinhua


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