Huntelaar misses out

14 May 2006 12:13
Netherlands coach Marco van Basten has omitted Ajax goal machine Klaas-Jan Huntelaar from his 23-man squad for the World Cup finals in Germany. Edgar Davids and Roy Makaay were other notable absentees, while Ajax defender Johnny Heitinga won a surprise call-up. Squad Goalkeepers: Van der Sar (Manchester United), Stekelenburg (Ajax), Timmer (AZ Alkmaar). Defenders: Boulahrouz (Hamburg), van Bronckhorst (Barcelona), de Cler (AZ Alkmaar), Heitinga (Ajax), Jaliens (AZ Alkmaar), Kromkamp (Liverpool), Mathijsen (AZ Alkmaar), Ooijer (PSV Eindhoven). Midfielders: van Bommel (Barcelona), Cocu (PSV Eindhoven), Landzaat (AZ Alkmaar), Maduro (Ajax), Sneijder (Ajax), van der Vaart (Hamburg). Strikers: Babel (Ajax), Kuyt (Feyenoord), van Nistelrooy (Manchester United), van Persie (Arsenal), Robben (Chelsea), Vennegoor of Hesselink (PSV Eindhoven).

Source: ESA