Kuyt in Dutch squad but no Babel

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Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has not been included in Bert van Marwijk’s Holland squad for the forthcoming international games against Japan and Scotland, although Dirk Kuyt is called up.

The Premier League season is put on hold for two weeks after this weekend with Holland playing Japan in a friendly on September 5th, before traveling to Scotland for a World Cup 2010 qualifier on September 9th.

Kuyt has been included in the Dutch squad, which is confirmed as:

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

Defenders: John Heitinga (Atletico Madrid), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg SV), Andre Ooijer (PSV Eindhoven), Edson Braafheid (Bayern Munich), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax Amsterdam), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), Glenn Loovens (Celtic)

Midfielders: Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid), Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax Amsterdam), Stijn Schaars (AZ Alkmaar), David Mendes da Silva (AZ Alkmaar), Ibrahim Afellay (PSV Eindhoven), Wesley Sneijder (Real Madrid)

Forwards: Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (AC Milan), Arjen Robben (Real Madrid), Eljero Elia (Hamburg SV).

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