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.