World Cup 2010: Provisional Netherlands Squad - Ruud Van Nistelrooy Snubbed By Dutch Coach

Holland coach Bert van Marwijk has announced his provisional squad for the World Cup...
Holland coach Bert van Marwijk has announced his provisional squad for the 2010 World Cup. The former Feyenoord gaffer named 30 men in his initial squad for this summer's tournament.

Experienced Hamburger SV striker Ruud van Nistelrooy hasn't received a call-up. The prolific hitman retired from international football after Euro 2008, but recently expressed his interest in making a comeback.

The most surprising names in the provisional squad are Ajax defender Vurnon Anita and AZ attacker Jeremain Lens. Both players have yet to make their first international appearance for Oranje. Midfielders Wout Brama and Otman Bakkal are relatively inexperienced, too.

PSV defender Andre Ooijer was included in the provisional squad, despite recent rumours that he would be axed following his poor run of form at club level.

Oranje will have to deal with Cameroon, Denmark and Japan in the group phase of the World Cup. The Dutch start the tournament with a match against Denmark on June 14.

Goalkeepers -
Maarten Stekelenburg
Ajax
Michel Vorm
Utrecht
Sander Boschker Twente
Defenders
David Mendes da Silva AZ
Gregory van der Wiel
Ajax
Khalid Boulahrouz
Stuttgart
John Heitinga
Everton
Ron Vlaar
Feyenoord
Joris Mathijsen
Hamburger SV
Giovanni van Bronckhorst
Feyenoord
Edson Braafheid
Bayern Munich
Vurnon Anita
Ajax
Andre Ooijer
PSV
Midfielders
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Demy de Zeeuw
Ajax
Orlando Engelaar
PSV
Wesley Sneijder
Inter
Rafael van der Vaart
Real Madrid
Ibrahim Afellay
PSV
Mark van Bommel Bayern Munich
Otman Bakkal
PSV
Wout Brama Twente
Nigel de Jong Manchester City
Stijn Schaars
AZ
Forwards -
Jeremain Lens
AZ
Arjen Robben
Bayern Munich
Dirk Kuyt
Liverpool
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Milan
Robin van Persie
Arsenal
Ryan Babel
Liverpool
Eljero Elia
Hamburger SV

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