Injury blow for van der Vaart
Van der Vaart hurt his hamstring, not for the first time this
season, and will definitely miss the prestige friendly with Germany
in midweek. Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk said he had no idea of the
severity of the problem but conceded he had no chance of featuring
at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg. Van der Vaart has already spent
two spells on the sidelines with injury this season with his
hamstring proving particularly fragile.