Netherlands keeper returns home for family visit

Netherlands backup goalkeeper Michel Vorm has returned home to

see his newborn son and will rejoin the squad later this week.

Coach Bert van Marwijk says Vorm left for the airport right

after the Oranje’s 2-0 win over Denmark at Soccer City.

Van Marwijk says he had already decided to send Vorm home but

didn’t tell him until after Monday’s match.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper became the father to a baby boy over

the weekend.

Van Marwijk says Vorm will stay with his family for a few days

and be back training with the team in South Africa on Thursday.

The Dutch play Group E rival Japan in Durban on Saturday.