Reds duo in Holland squad

Liverpool duo Dirk Kuyt and Ryan Babel have been called up the Holland’s squad ahead of the resumption of their World Cup qualification campaign later this month.

Liverpool duo Dirk Kuyt and Ryan Babel have been called up the Holland’s squad ahead of the resumption of their World Cup qualification campaign later this month.

The Reds pair are among five players from the Barclays Premier League to be named in Bert van Marwijk’s 25-man provosional squad today with Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City) and Andre Oijer (Blackburn) also included.

Celtic striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink was also named and could come up against some of his club team-mates with Oranje hosting Scotland in Amsterdam on March 28.

They will then welcome Macedonia to the Dutch capital three days later as they look to build on their five-point gap at the top of Group Nine.

Squad: Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Henk Timmer (Feyenoord), Michel Vorm (FC Utrecht); Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart), Edson Braafheid (FC Twente), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), John Heitinga (Atletico Madrid), Dirk Marcellis (PSV Eindhoven), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg), Andre Ooijer (Blackburn Rovers), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax); Ibrahim Afellay (PSV), Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich), Orlando Engelaar (FC Schalke 04), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), Stijn Schaars (AZ Alkmaar), Wesley Sneijder (Real Madrid), Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid), Demy de Zeeuw (AZ); Ryan Babel (Liverpool), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Real Madrid), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Real Madrid), Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Celtic)

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