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Holland names training squad for World Cup

Holland national team coach Bert van Marwijk has named his 26-man training squad for June's World Cup.

The list will link up for two separate two-day training camps next week prior to van Marwijk naming his 30-man provisional squad on May 11.

He has left out Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben and Mark van Bommel and Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder who are preparing for the Champions League final but installed AZ Alkmaar's Jeremain Lens and Ajax's Vurnon Anita for the first time.

Holland training squad


Sander Boschker (FC Twente) Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax) Piet Velthuizen (Vitesse) Michel Vorm (FC Utrecht)


Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart) Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg) Andre Ooijer (PSV Eindhoven) Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord) Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax) Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord)


Ibrahim Afellay (PSV Eindhoven) Vurnon Anita (Ajax) Otman Bakkal (PSV Eindhoven) Edson Braafheid (Celtic) Wout Brama (FC Twente) Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax) Orlando Engelaar (PSV Eindhoven) John Heitinga (Everton) Nigel de Jong (Manchester City) Stijn Schaars (AZ Alkmaar) David Mendes da Silva (AZ Alkmaar)


Ryan Babel (Liverpool) Eljero Elia (Hamburg) Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool) Robin van Persie (Arsenal) Jeremain Lens (AZ Alkmaar)

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