Van Persie called up to Dutch squad
Friday 12 November 2010
Robin van Persie and Mark van Bommel have both been confirmed in the Holland squad for the friendly against Turkey after the pair recovered from injuries.
Van Persie had missed more than two months with an ankle injury before returning as a substitute for Arsenal against Newcastle last weekend although he didn't make it off the bench against Wolves in midweek.
Van Bommel did not play for Bayern Munich at the weekend and although the Bundesliga club hope to have the midfielder available against Nurnberg on Sunday, confirmation of his selection for the match on November 17 is likely to add to the strain between Bayern and the Dutch Football Association (KNVB).
Bayern had asked for Van Bommel to be released before the Euro 2012 qualifier against Sweden last month after he suffered a recurrence of a knee problem, but Holland coach Bert Van Marwijk, his father-in-law, claimed he was fit and he played for 70 minutes.
The club had already been in dispute with the KNVB after Arjen Robben returned from the World Cup with a hamstring injury.
The injured trio of Wout Brama, Eljero Elia and Ruud van Nistelrooy have been ruled out, while Wilfred Bouma and Vurnon Anita Van Marwijk have been removed from the squad with Urby Emanuelson getting a call-up for the match in Amsterdam.
Holland squad: Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Michael Vorm (FC Utrecht), Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart), Erik Pieters (PSV Eindhoven), John Heitinga (Everton), Hedwiges Maduro (Valencia), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax), Peter Wisgerhof (FC Twente), Urby Emanuelson (Ajax), Ibrahim Afellay (PSV Eindhoven), Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich), Stijn Schaars (AZ Alkmaar), Theo Janssen (FC Twente), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan), Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham), Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Jeremain Lens (PSV Eindhoven), Robin van Persie (Arsenal).
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