UK time is: 12:14:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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).

We are a Latics fans site run by the fans for the fans, what are you waiting for sign up and join in

It`s free, quick and carries no obligation whatsoever.

Have your say on the Latics Speyk forum

Participate in the polls.

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved

Take a look around the site visit the message boards Latics Speyk forum or take a look at the squad profiles




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday May 17 2008

Time: 10:47AM

Your Comments

Hope Melchiot is fit in time to take part in the Euros
worbo
thats my team for euro 2008 sorted then with Mario and Denny in the squad
baskerville
Love Mario - sad to see him leave Chelsea!
merlin
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 245
2. loudmouthblue 134
3. russialatic 122
4. Thorpyness 104
5. hindleymonwafc 101
6. Pauvre Jean 91
7. riddy 80
8. Whittleblue 69
9. Lazysid 69
10. legolad 59

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 1 - 0 Blackpool
Wigan 2 - 2 Reading
Wigan 0 - 0 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
16. Rotherham 14 4 5 5 -3 17
17. Huddersfield 14 4 5 5 -6 17
18. Leeds Utd 14 4 4 6 -4 16
19. Wigan 14 3 6 5 -1 15
20. Fulham 14 4 2 8 -6 14
21. Brighton 14 2 7 5 -3 13
22. Bolton 14 3 2 9 -11 11

Breaking League News

Holmes Recalled By Terriers
» Huddersfield : 30/10/2014 12:11:00
Chelse Up Next In The Cup
» Derby County : 30/10/2014 12:03:00
Madine joins Coventry City on loan
» Sheff Wed : 30/10/2014 11:20:00
Birmingham will response from 8-0 thrashing
» Wolves : 30/10/2014 10:00:00
Redmond Is Championship's Top Dribbler
» Norwich : 30/10/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Saturday Will Be?
Suggested By:  Tommy Trinder
Latics Win 73%
Fulham Win 18%
Draw 9%