Bert trims Holland squad
Urby Emanuelson was one of the players to miss out as Holland coach Bert van Marwijk trimmed his preliminary squad for Euro 2012.
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 15/05/12 10:51pm
AC Milan defender Urby Emanuelson was one of the players to miss out as Holland coach Bert van Marwijk trimmed his preliminary squad for Euro 2012 down to 27 names.
Van Marwijk last week unveiled an initial 36-man selection for next month's tournament in Poland and Ukraine and must name his final 23 by 29th May.
Van Marwijk also dispensed with the services of Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Alexander Buttner (Vitesse Arnhem), John Ola (FC Twente), Hedwiges Maduro (Valencia), Nick Viergever (AZ Alkmaar), Erwin Mulder, Stefan de Vrij (both Feyenoord) and Georginio Wijnaldum.
Uncapped teenage midfielder Adam Maher of AZ Alkmaar remains part of the Oranje squad for now.
The Dutch, who are preparing for a training camp in Lausanne, Switzerland, starting this Thursday and running until 26th May, have been drawn in Group B at Euro 2012, with Germany, Portugal and Denmark.
Holland's reduced 27-man squad for Euro 2012:
Goalkeepers: Maarten Stekelenburg (Roma), Michel Vorm (Swansea City), Tim Krul (Newcastle United).
Defenders: Wilfred Bouma (PSV Eindhoven), John Heitinga (Everton), Joris Mathijsen (Malaga), Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax), Jetro Willems (PSV Eindhoven), Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart).
Midfielders: Vurnon Anita (Ajax), Mark van Bommel (AC Milan), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), Siem de Jong (Ajax), Adam Maher (AZ Alkmaar), Stijn Schaars (Sporting Lisbon), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan), Kevin Strootman (PSV Eindhoven), Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham Hotspur).
Forwards: Ibrahim Afellay (Barcelona), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke), Luuk de Jong (FC Twente), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Jeremain Lens (PSV Eindhoven), Luciano Narsingh (Heerenveen), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich).