Giovanni van Bronckhorst watched his men pull a win out of the fire on Sunday with a late goal against FC Utrecht (1-0). Th...
Dirk Kuyt and Romeo Castelen have both been named in national coach Marco van Basten’s final squad for the Netherlands’ friendly match against England at Villa Park in Birmingham on Wednesday 10 February. The two Feyenoorders are joined by former De Kuip favourite Giovanni van Bronckhorst and one-time Feyenoord keeper Henk Timmer. It’s the AZ goalie’s first appearance in the national squad.
The full squad:
Keepers: Edwin van der Sar (Fulham), Henk Timmer (AZ).
Defenders: Khalid Boulahrouz (HSV), Wilfred Bouma (PSV), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Barcelona), Nigel de Jong (Ajax), Jan Kromkamp (AZ), Joris Mathijsen (AZ), Mario Melchiot (Birmingham City).
Midfielders: Mark van Bommel (PSV), Johnny Heitinga (Ajax), Denny Landzaat (AZ), Wesley Sneijder (Ajax), Rafael van der Vaart (Ajax).
Strikers: Romeo Castelen (Feyenoord), Dirk Kuyt (Feyenoord), Roy Makaay (Bayern Munich), Ugur Yildirim (SC Heerenveen).