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Hoffenheim winger back in Dutch squad for Euro 2012 qualifiers

Last Updated: 21/09/11 4:53pm

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Babel: Rewarded for his fine form with Hoffenheim this season

Babel: Rewarded for his fine form with Hoffenheim this season

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Hoffenheim winger Ryan Babel has won a recall to the Netherlands squad for their Euro 2012 qualifiers against Moldova and Sweden next month.

The former Liverpool attacker has been rewarded after scoring four goals for the Bundesliga outfit, who are fourth in the table after six games.

The squad will be reduced and then confirmed on September 30 as they look to complete a perfect campaign in Group E.

Other squad hopefuls include PSV Eidhoven winger Jeremain Lens and Sporting Lisbon midfielder Stijn Schaars.

Nigel de Jong, Rafael van der Vaart and Ibrahim Afellay have been called-up after overcoming recent injuries and Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben is in despite currently being out of action.

The Dutch have been in fine form in their qualification games so far and confirmed their place in next year's tournament with a win over Finland earlier this month.

Bert van Marwijk's side have won all eight of their games, scoring 34 and conceding just five goals in the process.

Squad: Tim Krul (Newcastle), Maarten Stekelenburg (Roma), Michel Vorm (Swansea); Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart), Edson Braafheid (Hoffenheim), Jeffrey Bruma (Hamburg), John Heitinga (Everton), Joris Mathijsen (Malaga), Erik Pieters (PSV Eindhoven), Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax); Ibrahim Afellay (Barcelona), Mark van Bommel, Theo Janssen (Ajax), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), Hedwiges Maduro (Valencia), Stijn Schaars (Sporting Lisbon), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan), Kevin Strootman, Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV); Eljero Elia (Juventus), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke), Luuk de Jong, Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Ryan Babel (Hoffenheim), Jeremain Lens.

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