Holland set for friendly tomorrow (June 05, 2007)



TOR CHITTINAND

Holland arrived in Bangkok on Sunday night led by Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt and Hamburg's Rafael van der Vaart


The Dutch will play a friendly against Thailand tomorrow at Rajamangala stadium. The match will kick off at 7pm and will be shown live on channel 7.


Van der Vaart scored twice against South Korea in Seoul on Saturday.


Chelsea's Arjen Robben, Arsenal's Robin van Persie, Manchester United's Edwin van der Sar and Real Madrid's Ruud van Nistelrooy are not in the squad.


The match is part of Thailand's preparations for the Asian Cup.The tournament takes place July 7-29.


Thailand open the tournament against Iraq on July 7 and are in Group A with Iraq, Oman and Australia.


Tickets for the match are still available at Thai Ticket Master priced 200, 400, 600, 800 and 1,000 (VIP).


After the match against the Netherlands, the Thai squad will train in Germany prior to the Asian Cup.




DUTCH SQUAD


Goalkeepers: Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax Amsterdam), Henk Timmer (Feyenoord).


Defenders: Wilfred Bouma (Aston Villa), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Barcelona), Tim de Cler (AZ Alkmaar), John Heitinga (Ajax Amsterdam), Kew Jaliens (AZ Alkmaar), Joris Mathijsen (SV Hamburg), Mario Melchiot (Stade Rennes), Andre Ooijer (Blackburn Rovers).


Midfielders: Nigel de Jong (SV Hamburg), Denny Landzaat (Wigan Athletic), Wesley Sneijder (Ajax Amsterdam), Rafael van der Vaart (SV Hamburg), Demy de Zeeuw (AZ Alkmaar), Stinjin Schaars (AZ Alkmaar).


Forwards: Romeo Castelen (Feyenoord), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Ajax Amsterdam), Danny Koevermans (AZ), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Andwele Slory (Excelsior), Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Celtic).


Coach: Marco van Basten