World Cup 2010: Netherlands Squad - Anita, Engelaar, Lens & Vlaar Don't Make The Cut

Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk has announced his final 23-man squad for the 2010 World Cup...
Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk has announced his 23-man squad for the 2010 World Cup. The Dutch gaffer cut four more names from his provisional roster after the 2-1 friendly win against Mexico on Wednesday.

Defenders Vurnon Anita (Ajax) and Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord), midfielder Orlando Engelaar (PSV) and attacker Jeremain Lens (AZ) have all just missed out on this summer's tournament.

Anita made his official Oranje debut against the Mexicans, but failed to impress in Wednesday's game, just like Engelaar. Vlaar isn't fully match fit due to hamstring problems, while the uncapped Lens lost the battle for a spot in the final squad to Liverpool's Ryan Babel.

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

Goalkeepers -
Maarten Stekelenburg
Ajax
Michel Vorm
Utrecht
Sander Boschker Twente
Defenders
Gregory van der Wiel
Ajax
Khalid Boulahrouz
Stuttgart
John Heitinga
Everton
Joris Mathijsen
Hamburger SV
Giovanni van Bronckhorst
Feyenoord
Edson Braafheid
Bayern Munich
Andre Ooijer
PSV
Midfielders
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Demy de Zeeuw
Ajax
Wesley Sneijder
Inter
Rafael van der Vaart
Real Madrid
Ibrahim Afellay
PSV
Mark van Bommel Bayern Munich
Nigel de Jong Manchester City
Stijn Schaars
AZ
Forwards -
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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