Seven England-based players in Netherlands squad for friendly

Robin van Persie
Van Persie will provide the goal threat for the Dutch

Seven players from the Premier League have been included in the Netherlands squad for next Wednesday's friendly against England at Wembley.

Tim Krul, Michel Vorm, Johnny Heitinga, Nigel de Jong, Rafael van der Vaart, Dirk Kuyt and Robin van Persie feature in the 24-man party.

Manager Bert van Marwijk has called up uncapped FC Twente forward Ola John and Heerenveen winger Narsingh.

August's friendly between the two sides was called off after rioting in London.

Seven of Van Marwijk's squad play in the Dutch league, four are based in Italy and four in Germany, while Stijn Schaars plays in Portugal and Joris Mathijsen in Spain.

"I know that both of them are not at their best at the moment and you are always concerned when players lose their form a little," said Van Marwijk, referring to the indifferent club form of Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben and Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder.

"And confidence is just about how you are feeling. But they all like to play and train with the Dutch squad through our style of football, so that might be the right place for them to push on."

Netherlands squad v England

Goalkeepers: Maarten Stekelenburg (AS Roma), Tim Krul (Newcastle United), Michel Vorm (Swansea City)

Defenders: Khalid Boulahrouz (VfB Stuttgart), Jeffrey Bruma (Hamburg SV), Johnny Heitinga (Everton), Joris Mathijsen (Malaga), Erik Pieters (PSV Eindhoven), Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord)

Midfielders: Mark van Bommel (AC Milan), Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), 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), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Luciano Narsingh (Heerenveen), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)

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