Dutch call up Cruyff Jnr

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The Independent Online
Jordi Cruyff has been named in the Dutch squad for next Wednesday's friendly against Germany in Rotterdam, apparently ending doubts over whether the 22-year-old son of Johan, who plays for Barcelona and holds a Spanish passport, would play for the Netherlands or Spain.

The young striker is expected to make his debut in next week's warm-up for the European Championship, 30 years after his father's first game in the orange jersey.

His chances of being named in Wednesday's starting line-up have been increased by the injury to Ajax's Patrick Kluivert. He was called up ahead of Celtic's Pierre van Hooijdonk, who suffered an earlier disappointment when his fellow professionals in Scotland left him off the short-list for their player of the year award.

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