ROTTERDAM - Netherlands coach Bert van
Marwijk has recalled Ruud van Nistelrooy for this month's Euro
2012 qualifiers against Hungary after leaving him out of the
initial squad last week.
The Dutch football association (KNVB) said the former
Manchester United and Real Madrid forward had been called up
with Luuk de Jong and Jeremain Lens to replace the injured Arjen
Robben, Theo Janssen and Klaas Jan Huntelaar.
The Netherlands play away to Hungary on March 25 before the
return at the Amsterdam Arena on the 29th.
A groin problem has ruled Bayern Munich winger Robben out of
what would have been his first appearance for the Dutch team
since they lost the World Cup final to Spain in South Africa
Janssen has a knee injury while Huntelaar turned up in
Noordwijk on Monday for the start of the training camp but
proved not fit enough for the double header.
The coach had dropped a hint last week that Van Nistelrooy,
who now plays for Hamburg, could be called up as a replacement
The Dutch are top in Group E with 12 points after four
matches, three more than Hungary.
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