Newcastle's Tim Krul called up to Holland squad

23 May 2011 12:04
ShareNewcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul has been called up to the Holland squad for the friendlies against Brazil and Uruguay next month.

It is the 23-year-old's first call-up while manager Bert Van Marwijk also has named uncapped NEC Nijmegen keeper Jasper Cillessen in his 23-man squad.

With first-choice goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg recovering from a broken thumb, Van Marwijk will use the friendlies to run the rule over his long-term back-up options.

Dutch delight: Tim Krul (right) has been called into the Holland squad

There was no place in the 23-man selection for skipper Mark van Bommel, with the AC Milan midfielder set to undergo surgery on his right leg.

Tottenham playmaker Rafael van der Vaart misses out due to a calf problem, while Theo Janssen, Jeremain Lens, Jelle ten Rouwelaar and Ron Vlaar were also omitted.

The Dutch meet Brazil in Goiania on June 4 before facing Uruguay in Montevideo four days later in a repeat of last year's World Cup semi-final, which Holland won 3-2.

Holland squad: Michel Vorm (FC Utrecht), Tim Krul (Newcastle), Jasper Cillessen (NEC Nijmegen).

Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart), Edson Braafheid (Hoffenheim), Jeffrey Bruma (Chelsea), John Heitinga (Everton), Hedwiges Maduro (Valencia), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg), Erik Pieters (PSV Eindhoven), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax).

Ibrahim Afellay (Barcelona), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Stijn Schaars (AZ Alkmaar), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan), Kevin Strootman (FC Utrecht), Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax).

Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke), Eljero Elia (Hamburg), Luuk de Jong (FC Twente).

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