Van der Sar back for Dutch
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Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has temporarily come out of international retirement to help the Netherlands in 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifiers against Iceland and Norway.

Coach Bert van Marwijk named the 37-year-old Van der Sar in his 22-man squad after Maarten Stekelenburg sustained a shoulder injury, with Henk Timmer also uncertain with a groin injury.

Utrecht keeper Michel Vorm has also been named in the squad for the games against Iceland in Rotterdam on 11 October and away against Norway four days later.

Goalkeepers: Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United/ENG), Henk Timmer (Feyenoord), Michel Vorm (FC Utrecht)

Defenders: Dirk Marcellis (PSV), John Heitinga (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg/GER), Andre Ooijer (Blackburn/ENG), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), Tim de Cler (Feyenoord)

Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (PSV), Orlando Engelaar (Schalke 04/GER), Wesley Sneijder (Real Madrid/ESP), Nigel de Jong (Hamburg/GER), Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich/GER), Demy de Zeeuw (AZ Alkmaar), Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid/ESP)

Strikers: Robin van Persie (Arsenal/ENG), Arjen Robben (Real Madrid/ESP), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax), Dirk Kuijt (Liverpool/ENG), Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Celtic/SCO), Ryan Babel (Liverpool/ENG)