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Mario Melchiot Called up to Dutch Squad

Mario Melchiot Called up to Dutch Squad

Wigan Athletic captain Mario Melchiot has been called up to the Holland Euro Championship provisional squad for this summers tournament even though he is still carrying an injury that kept him out of the last two games of the season, away at Aston Villa and at home to Manchester United.

Super Mario will join up with their international teammates for a pre-tournament training camp in Noordwijk, after which coach Marco van Basten will reduce his squad to the 23 permitted players.

Former Latics midfield star Denny Landzaat, now at Feyenoord is also named in the squad

Holland have been drawn in the so-called 'Group of Death' for the competition in Austria and Switzerland, alongside France, Italy and Romania. Their first game is against Italy on June 9.

Provisional 29-man Netherlands squad:

Goalkeepers: Sander Boschker (FC Twente), Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United FC), Maarten Stekelenburg (AFC Ajax), Henk Timmer (Feyenoord).

Defenders: Wilfred Bouma (Aston Villa FC), Tim de Cler (Feyenoord), Urby Emanuelson (AFC Ajax), John Heitinga (AFC Ajax), Kew Jaliens (AZ Alkmaar), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburger SV), Mario Melchiot (Wigan Athletic FC), André Ooijer (Blackburn Rovers FC).

Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (PSV Eindhoven), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), Orlando Engelaar (FC Twente), Nigel de Jong (Hamburger SV), Denny Landzaat (Feyenoord), Hedwiges Maduro (Valencia CF), Wesley Sneijder (Real Madrid CF), Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburger SV), Demy de Zeeuw (AZ Alkmaar).

Forwards: Ryan Babel (Liverpool FC), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (AFC Ajax), Danny Koevermans (PSV Eindhoven), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool FC), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid CF), Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Celtic FC), Robin van Persie (Arsenal FC), Arjen Robben (Real Madrid CF).

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Saturday May 17 2008
Time: 10:47AM


Hope Melchiot is fit in time to take part in the Euros
17/05/2008 10:51:00
thats my team for euro 2008 sorted then with Mario and Denny in the squad
17/05/2008 10:59:00
Love Mario - sad to see him leave Chelsea!
18/05/2008 19:44:00
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