‘The confidence is back,’ said a satisfied Feyenoord head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst on Friday afternoon, two days ...
Marco van Basten has called up Dirk Kuyt and Romeo Castelen for the Dutch squad to face Andorra in Barcelona coming Wednesday. The selections continue the two players’ recent run under the new national coach. The duo will hook up with the rest of the Oranje squad Monday morning. Holland are currently third in World Cup Qualifying Group 1 with seven points, four points more than their opponents, who nevertheless recorded their first ever win in a competitive match last month against Macedonia.
The full squad:
Keepers: Edwin van der Sar (Fulham), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax).
Defenders: Khalid Boulahrouz (HSV), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Barcelona), Phillip Cocu (PSV), Nigel de Jong (Ajax), Joris Mathijsen (AZ), Mario Melchiot (Birmingham City).
Midfielders: Mark van Bommel (PSV), Edgar Davids (Inter), Denny Landzaat (AZ), Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart (both Ajax).
Strikers: Romeo Castelen (Feyenoord), Pierre van Hooijdonk (Fenerbahçe), Dirk Kuyt (Feyenoord), Roy Makaay (Bayern Munich), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United), Arjen Robben (Chelsea).