Prem new boys in Dutch squad
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Four new additions to The Premiership are in Holland's Euro 2008 qualifiers squad.
Four new additions to The Premiership have been included in Holland's 22-man squad for next month's Euro 2008 qualifiers.
Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt, Blackburn's Andre Ooijer, Chelsea defender Khalid Boulahrouz and Wigan midfielder Denny Landzaat have all been given the nod by coach Marco van Basten.
The quartet have all made high-profile moves to England's top division over the summer and will be hoping to prove why they are rated so highly in upcoming games against Luxembourg and Belarus.
Also selected is Celtic's new striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, although Ajax hot shot Klaas-Jan Huntelaar will be expected to start after his two goals in a recent friendly against Republic of Ireland.
Arsenal striker Robin van Persie has been included, but Chelsea's Arjen Robben misses out with a calf injury, although van Basten has refused to rule out bringing the winger into the squad at a later date.
"Next week we will contact the medical staff at Chelsea to see how his injury is progressing," van Basten confirmed.
Spanish-based duo Ruud van Nistelrooy and Mark van Bommel have again been omitted, with van Basten looking to the future.
He added: "For now we made the choice not to pick them, but there is always a possibility we might do in the future."
Boulahrouz and Giovanni van Bronckhorst have been included despite being suspended for Holland's first game against Luxembourg on September 2.
Both players will however be available when they host Belarus four days later.
Squad in full:
Henk Timmer (Feyenoord), Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United); Urby Emanuelson (Ajax), John Heitinga (Ajax), Tim de Cler (AZ Alkmaar), Kew Jaliens (AZ Alkmaar), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg), Andre Ooijer (Blackburn Rovers), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Barcelona), Khalid Boulahrouz (Chelsea); Wesley Sneijder (Ajax), Stijn Schaars (AZ Alkmaar), Nigel de Jong (Hamburg), Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg), Denny Landzaat (Wigan Athletic), Theo Janssen (Vitesse Arnhem); Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Ryan Babel (Ajax), Martijn Meerdink (AZ Alkmaar), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Celtic)