Overmars confirms he will quit
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 31-year-old winger, who is currently on the look out for a new club after being told he can leave Barcelona, confirmed that this European Championship would be his last major international tournament.
Jaap Stam and Frank de Boer have already confirmed their intention to quit the Dutch set-up and Overmars is the lastest to join them - although he is not expected to be the last.
"It's good for the football, good for the people," Overmars told Het Parool.
"People know the faces of the Boer's, Van der Sar and Overmars.
'"I still have some worth for this team. Maybe less than before.
"It would be good for older players to say goodbye so that fans could see new faces in the future."
Overmars, though, is likely to be one of the disappointed players in the Dutch squad when coach Dick Advocaat confirms his starting XI.
Advocaat fielded what appeared to be his favoured selection during a behind closed-doors game on Friday - and Overmars was not present.
Ajax defender Johnny Heitinga looks set to start against Germany on Tuesday in preference to Michael Reiziger, with Jaap Stam, Wilfred Bouma and Gio van Bronckhorst forming the rest of the defence.
Advocaat is switching to a 4-3-3 system and he looks likely to go for Wesley Sneijder, Phillip Cocu and Edgar Davids in midfield with Rafael van der Vaart and Andy van der Meyde supporting Ruud van Nistelrooy in attack.