Vlaar returns for Dutch squad

BY foxsports • February 26, 2010

Ron Vlaar is returning to the Netherlands' national team after a four-year absence for Wednesday's exhibition game against the United States.

The Feyenoord defender has two international appearances but none since November 2005.

Andre Ooijer, Arjen Robben and Demy de Zeeuw also return after missing the last exhibition, against Paraguay.

The Netherlands is preparing for the World Cup, where it plays Denmark. Japan and Cameroon in the first round.

The roster:

Goalkeepers: Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax Amsterdam), Piet Velthuizen (Vitesse Arnhem), Michel Vorm (Utrecht).

Defenders: Edson Braafheid (Glasgow Celtic, Scotland), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), John Heitinga (Everton, Everton), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg, Germany), Andre Ooijer (PSV Eindhoven), Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax Amsterdam)

Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (PSV Eindhoven), Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich, Germany), Orlando Engelaar (PSV Eindhoven), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City, England), Stijn Schaars (AZ Alkmaar), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan, Italy), Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid, Spain), Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax Amsterdam)

Forwards: Ryan Babel (Liverpool, England), Eljero Elia (Hamburg, Germany), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (AC Milan, Italy), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool, England), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich, Germany)


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