Van der Vaart, Huntelaar & Heitinga face axe if Van Marwijk remains Netherlands coach - report

A series of players are set to be frozen out of the international scene due to poor form, bad attitude or age, if the 60-year-old continues as coach of the Oranje
The Netherlands national side are set to undergo a major shake-up after their shambolic Euro 2012 campaign and according to Voetbal International, Rafael van der Vaart, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and John Heitinga will all be axed from the squad if Bert van Marwijk continues as coach.

Oranje lost all three of their games at the finals, finishing rock bottom of Group B with zero points, with in-fighting and unrest within the squad further tarnishing their tournament.

The Dutch football magazine reported that Van der Vaart and Huntelaar were upset after being used only as substitutes throughout the competition, after also missing out on the first team at the World Cup in South Africa two years ago. The duo are expected to be dropped by the coach if he stays on, while Heitinga is on his way out due to poor form.

Gregory van der Wiel and Arjen Robben are two other players who have been scrutinised for their part in the tournament, the full-back allegedly secluded himself in South Africa, and again at Euro 2012, while the Bayern Munich winger's selfishness and attitude has become more of a problem after failing to deliver.

Van Marwijk had already flung a surprise on the Dutch squad, which raised the eyebrows of many players, when 18-year-old PSV full-back Jetro Willems, who was only first choice at club level after a series of injuries, was selected instead of AC Milan's Urby Emanuelson and Ajax man Vurnon Anita.
Mark van Bommel has already stated his intent to make way in order to let younger players develop, while it seems that Wilfred Bouma, Joris Mathijsen, Dirk Kuyt and Khalid Bouhlarouz's international careers are reportedly all also over because of their age and below-par performances.

The Dutch FA are expected to make a decision on Van Marwijk's Netherlands future by July 6.