Netherlands midfielder Rafael van der Vaart to miss England game


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Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has pulled out of the Holland squad for Wednesday's friendly against England.

The 29-year-old sustained an ankle injury in Spurs' 5-2 thrashing at Arsenal yesterday and today left the Dutch camp in Noordwijk to return to his club.

Holland boss Bert van Marwijk has opted against calling up a replacement for the Wembley clash.