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Euros 2012: Holland squad announced – Robin van Persie and Rafael van der Vaart included

Van Persie, Van der Vaart and Kuyt all named in provisional Holland Euros squad

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UPDATED:

14:42 GMT, 7 May 2012

Holland coach Bert van Marwijk has named a preliminary squad of 35 ahead of next month's European Championships.

Van Marwijk had initially also called up PSV Eindhoven's Erik Pieters but the defender later pulled out because tests showed he would not recover from a foot injury in time.

Pieters has played 15 internationals since making his debut in 2010 and was considered Van Marwijk's first choice at left-back.

Van Marwijk said that Pieters' absence was bad news for his team's preparations 'but it is particularly bitter news for Erik'.

Ibrahim Afellay has been called up despite his season with Barcelona having been severely disrupted by a knee injury.

Van Marwijk said: “We still have the Dutch play-offs, foreign leagues and cup finals as well as the final of the Champions League.

'Furthermore, there are players coming back from injuries.

'But it is a great opportunity to see these players close up.'

Going Dutch: Van Persie and Van der Vaart have both been given the nod

Going Dutch: Van Persie and Van der Vaart have both been given the nod

Going Dutch: Van Persie and Van der Vaart have both been given the nod

In the mix: Kuyt has also been named in the 36-man Holland squad

In the mix: Kuyt has also been named in the 36-man Holland squad

Holland provisional squad

Goalkeepers: Maarten Stekelenburg (AS Roma), Tim Krul (Newcastle United), Michel Vorm (Swansea City), Erwin Mulder (Feyenoord), Jasper Cillissen (Ajax Amsterdam)

Defenders: Vurnon Anita (Ajax Amsterdam), Khalid Boulahrouz (VFB Stuttgart), Wilfred Bouma (PSV Eindhoven), Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan), John Heitinga (Everton), Hedwiges Maduro (Valencia)
Joris Mathijsen (Malaga), Nick Viergever (AZ Alkmaar), Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord), Stefan de Vrij (Feyenoord), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax Amsterdam), Jetro Willems (PSV Eindhoven)

Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (Barcelona), Mark van Bommel (AC Milan), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), Adam Maher (AZ Alkmaar), Stijn Schaars (Sporting), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan), Kevin Strootman (PSV Eindhoven), Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham Hotspur), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven)

Forwards: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Ola John (Twente Enschede), Luuk de Jong (Twente Enschede), Siem de Jong (Ajax Amsterdam), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Jeremain Lens (PSV Eindhoven), Luciano Narsingh (Heerenveen), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)

England 2 Holland 3: Robben"s late strike sinks Pearce"s brave young Lions

England 2 Holland 3: Robben's late strike sinks Pearce's brave young Lions

A late, deflected goal from Arjen Robben sunk Stuart Pearce's young Lions after England had staged a stirring comeback to draw level after going two goals down in the friendly with Holland at Wembley.

A stunning solo effort from Arjen Robben in the 57th minute was followed a matter of seconds later by Klaas Jan Huntelaar's powerful header looked to have handed the visitors and unassailable lead.

But England fought back with goals from Gary Cahill and Ashley Young which brought the two sides level, but Robben's effort with seconds remaining sealed the win.

More to follow…

Double Dutch: Goals from Huntelaar and Robben sunk England at Wembley Stadium

Double Dutch: Goals from Huntelaar and Robben sunk England at Wembley Stadium

MATCH FACTS

England: Hart, Richards, Cahill, Smalling, Baines, Gerrard, Parker, Barry, Johnson, Welbeck, Young.

Subs: Green, Cole, Jones, Lescott, Milner, Walcott, Downing, Campbell, Sturridge, Carson.

Holland: Stekelenburg, Boulahrouz, Heitinga, Mathijsen, Pieters, Van Bommel, De Jong, Robben, Sneijder, Kuyt, Van Persie.

Subs: Krul, Emanuelson, Vlaar, Strootman, Schaars, Huntelaar, Wijnaldum, De Jong, Bruma, John, Narsingh.

Referee: Felix Brych (Germany).

England v Holland live

LIVE: England v Holland – follow the action from Wembley as it happens

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of England v Holland from Wembley Stadium, where under caretaker boss Stuart Pearce, the Three Lions begin their Euro 2012 preparations. Pearce's side is set to feature a host of young lions pushing for a place in Poland and Ukraine this summer and will be put to the test by a strong Dutch outfit. Email me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho.

England v Holland (8pm)

Click here for the live goals from Wembley

England: Hart, Richards, Cahill,
Smalling, Baines, Gerrard, Parker, Barry, Johnson, Welbeck, Young.
Subs:
Green, Cole, Jones, Lescott, Milner, Walcott, Downing, Campbell,
Sturridge, Carson.

Holland: Stekelenburg, Boulahrouz,
Heitinga, Mathijsen, Pieters, Van Bommel, De Jong, Robben, Sneijder,
Kuyt, Van Persie.
Subs: Krul, Emanuelson, Vlaar, Strootman, Schaars,
Huntelaar, Wijnaldum, de Jong, Bruma, John, Narsingh.

Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

19.45: And the team news from the rest of the home nations and Republic of Ireland:

Slovenia v Scotland
Slovenia: Samir Handanovic, Brecko, Suler, Cesar, Jokic, Radosavljevic, Krhin, Kirm, Birsa, Ilicic, Dedic. Subs: Jasmin Handanovic, Kelhar, Pecnik, Volas, Ljubijankic, Vuckic, Vrsic, Matic, Mavric, Belec.

Scotland: McGregor, Martin, Berra, Caldwell, Mulgrew, McArthur, Adam, Morrison, Forrest, Mackie, Mackail-Smith. Subs: Gilks, Dorrans, Bannan, Robson, Cowie, Goodwillie, Miller, Snodgrass, Hanley, Foster, Gordon.

Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (FYR Macedonia)

Northern Ireland v Norway
Northern Ireland: Camp, McAuley, Hughes, Jonathan Evans, McGivern, Corry Evans, Clingan, Davis, Ferguson, Shiels, Paterson. Subs: Mannus, Hodson, McGinn, Healy, McCann, Duff, McQuoid, McCourt, Carson, McGovern.

Norway: Jarstein, Hogli, Rogne, Demidov, Riise, Henriksen, Nordtveit, Grindheim, Pedersen, Abdellaoui, Huseklepp. Subs: Pettersen, Reginiussen, Elyounoussi, Ruud, Jenssen, Braaten, Berisha.

Rep of Ireland v Czech Republic
Rep of Ireland: Given, O'Shea, O'Dea, St. Ledger, Ward, Duff, Andrews, Whelan, McGeady, Keane, Long. Subs: Forde, Hunt, Foley, Duffy, Walters, Coleman, McCarthy, Cox, Green, McClean,
Henderson.

Czech Republic: Cech, Gebre Selassie, Limbersky, Sivok, Kadlec, Petrzela, Rezek, Stajner, Plasil, Baros, Jiracek. Subs: Drobny, Rajnoch, Pekhart, Pudil, Rajtoral, Pilar, Hubschman, Kolar, Lafata.

Referee: Manuel de Sousa (Portugal)

19.42: At the Cardiff City Stadium for the Gary Speed memorial match:

Wales v Costa Rica
Wales: Price, Gunter, Blake, Williams, Matthews, Robson-Kanu, Allen, Crofts, Vaughan, Bellamy, Morison. Subs: Brown, Vokes, Taylor, Ricketts, Gabbidon, Ledley, Earnshaw, Collison.

Costa Rica: Navas, Umana, Salvatierra, Miller, Cunningham, Barrantes, Azofeifa, Wallace, Oviedo, Ruiz, Campbell. Subs: Cambronero, Mora, Brenes, Diaz, Tejeda, Gabas, Cubero, McDonald.

Referee: Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

19.40: Full line-ups from Wembley Stadium:

England v Holland
England: Hart, Richards, Cahill, Smalling, Baines, Gerrard, Parker, Barry, Johnson, Welbeck, Young. Subs: Green, Cole, Jones, Lescott, Milner, Walcott, Downing, Campbell, Sturridge, Carson.

Holland: Stekelenburg, Boulahrouz, Heitinga, Mathijsen, Pieters, Van Bommel, De Jong, Robben, Sneijder, Kuyt, Van Persie. Subs: Krul, Emanuelson, Vlaar, Strootman, Schaars, Huntelaar, Wijnaldum, de Jong, Bruma, John, Narsingh.

Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)

19.35: And I still remain convinced if I keep watching the semi-final against Germany, Paul Gascoigne will connect with Alan Shearer's cross one day.

19.32: For more joyful times (from an England perspective anyway) how about the Three Lions' 4-1 win against Holland at Euro 96

Teedy Sheringham and Alan Shearer destroyed Guus Hiddink's side on that glorious afternoon which booked Terry Venables' team a place in the quarter-final.

I always find it is impossible to look back on Euro 96 without smiling at some point.

19.27: Right time for a trip down memory lane.

First up Sportsmail's Matt Barlow and Neil Moxley gloss over that 2-0 defeat to the Dutch on February 9 1977.

And that was a kind score to England who were ripped to shreds by total football.

Though if it is any consolation pretty much everyone was falling victim to the classy Dutch at the time.

19.22: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on Twitter:

Waiting for the England game…..looking forward to it! Come on England!

I wonder if we will see him this summer Let's hope so.

Captain fantastic: Scott Parker (left) will lead England out against Holland at Wembley

Captain fantastic: Scott Parker (left) will lead England out against Holland at Wembley

19.19: Micah Richards is handed his first England start since November 2007 tonight as interim boss Stuart Pearce sends his team into action against World Cup runners-up Holland at Wembley.

A regular under Steve McClaren, Richards earned a single cap under Fabio Capello.

However, following the withdrawals of Glen Johnson and Kyle Walker, Richards has become one of four Manchester City players in a team that also contains three from title rivals United.

As had been reported earlier in the day, Scott Parker is named as skipper.

However, the fact Steven Gerrard is also in the starting line-up, the first time the pair have been on the pitch at the same time in an England game, gives even more significance to Pearce's decision to give the armband to Parker.

In total there are six changes to the team that defeated Sweden, in what turned out to be Capello's last match in charge last November.

Surprisingly, Everton full-back Leighton Baines is one of those who keeps his place.

Danny Welbeck is given his full debut as the lone striker and Adam Johnson is handed his first start since October 2010 as he wins his 10th cap.

19.14: So what do we want from tonight's game Entertainment, a positive result, a clean sheet

Personally I will be happy just to see a confident England performance that sees them create a few chances and gives this unfamiliar team something to build on.

It really does look a raw starting XI.

19.11: So within two years Scott Parker has gone from a World Cup reject to England captain.

Something like that needs more than a summary, so luckily Sportsmail's Matt Lawton has produced this excellent piece of pre-match reading for you.

19.06: A slight tweak to the squad folks. Joe Hart will start instead of Rob Green in goal:

England starting XI:

Hart, Richards, Cahill, Smalling, Baines, Parker, Barry, Gerrard, A Johnson, Young, Welbeck.

19.03: Before we start with today though, I want to take you back to 1993.

England had failed to qualify for the following year's World Cup, but how many of you watching this advert thought that boy would be England captain going into Euro 2012…go on be honest.

19.00: It's been three months since England last played so you would have thought it's just a case of fine tuning the strings to make sure everything is set before Euro 2012.

Wrong. In that time frame England have lost a manager (and are still looking for a new one), lost a captain (just appointed one), are without arguably their two best strikers for the start of this summer and have been hit by a whole selection of injuries for this fixture…I do hope we have some positives tonight.

The team news is already in for England which you can find out by clicking here.

Winning streak: England will hope to build on 1-0 wins against Spain (above) and Sweden last November

Winning streak: England will hope to build on 1-0 wins against Spain (above) and Sweden last November

Robin van Persie in strong Holland squad to face England

Van Persie leads strong Holland squad for Wembley friendly against England

Arsenal star Robin Van Persie is one of seven Premier League-based players in Holland's squad for Wednesday's international friendly against England at Wembley.

The
others are goalkeepers Tim Krul and Michel Vorm, defender Johnny
Heitinga, and midfielders Nigel de Jong and Rafael van der Vaart.

Uncapped duo Ola John and Luciano Narsingh have been included in the party.

FC Twente forward John and Heerenveen winger Narsingh have yet to make their Oranje bows but their inexperience has been complemented by the likes of veterans Mark van Bommel, Wesley Sneijder and Arjen Robben.

Orange hot: Robin van Persie heads up the Holland squad, including Wesley Sneijder (left) and Arjen Robben (right)

Orange hot: Robin van Persie heads up the Holland squad, including Wesley Sneijder (left) and Arjen Robben (right)

FULL HOLLAND SQUAD v ENGLAND

T Krul (Newcastle), M Stekelenburg
(Roma), M Vorm (Swansea); K Boulahrouz (Stuttgart), J Bruma (Hamburg), J
Heitinga (Everton), J Mathijsen (Malaga), E Pieters (PSV Eindhoven), R
Vlaar (Feyenoord); M van Bommel (AC Milan), U Emanuelson (AC Milan), N
de Jong (Man City), S Schaars (Sporting Lisbon), W Sneijder (Inter
Milan), K Strootman (PSV), R van der Vaart (Tottenham), G Wijnaldum
(PSV); K Huntelaar (Schalke), O John (FC Twente), L de Jong (FC Twente),
D Kuyt (Liverpool), L Narsingh (Heerenveen), R van Persie (Arsenal), A
Robben (Bayern Munich)