Van Nistelrooy and Wisgerhof in for van Marwijk
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Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk on Friday named a 23-strong squad for Euro 2012 qualifiers against Moldova on October 8 and Sweden four days later.

FC Twente defender Peter Wisgerhof, 30, gets his first nod into a senior squad as cover for the injured Hedwiges Maduro. "He's a good defender who's good on the counterattack and has experience," said van Marwijk.

Ajax defender Vurnon Anita is retained in the squad despite an ankle injury, while Hamburg striker Ruud van Nistelrooy is called up as cover for the injured Robin van Persie.

 

Netherlands squad:

Goalkeepers: Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Piet Velthuizen (Alicante/ESP), Michel Vorm (FC Utrecht)

Defenders: Vurnon Anita (Ajax), Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart/GER), John Heitinga (Everton/ENG), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg/GER), Erik Pieters (PSV), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax), Peter Wisgerhof (FC Twente)

Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (PSV), Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich/GER), Theo Janssen (FC Twente), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City/ENG), Stijn Schaars (AZ Alkmaar), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan/ITA), Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham/ENG), Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax)

Forwards: Eljero Elia (Hamburg/GER), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04/GER), Dirk Kuijt (Liverpool/ENG), Jeremain Lens (PSV), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Hamburg/GER)