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Liverpool attacker Kuyt, Everton defender Heitinga anger Van Marwijk - and their wives!

Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt and Everton defender Johnny Heitinga have incurred the wrath of Holland coach Bert van Marwijk.

The People says they have been caught cavorting in a Brazilian nightclub.

One image shows Heitinga, 27, dancing suggestively with a mini-skirted blonde while swigging from a can of lager. Meanwhile 30-year-old Kuyt is seen in another picture with two local beauties - one blonde, the other brunette - draped around him.

The players went on the lash on Thursday after returning to Rio following their game against Uruguay in Montevideo.

Holland coach Bert van Marwijk fumed: "I told the players that they were now on holiday - but they ought to be aware of their responsibilities.

"I am convinced nothing indecent took place, but I don't understand why the players did what they did.

"They acted unwisely. It had been a very good tour until then - but this has tarnished it."

Heitinga insisted: "I was only trying to dance the samba.

"You can't just stand still to the beat.

"Of course we have a role as ambassadors, so we are furious some idiot with a camera found it necessary to post the pictures on the internet.

"It is all a big fuss about nothing. It looks much worse than it actually was.

"Luckily my wife has been very cool about it all."

Kuyt added: "This is annoying for our women, but nothing really happened - despite everything that has been suggested.

"It looks different when you see the pictures. But women were coming up to me, and I was gently pushing them away."

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