Bayern Munich captain Mark van Bommel has been recalled into the Dutch squad to face Russia in next Wednesday's friendly in Moscow, Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk said on Friday.
The midfielder renounced his orange shirt after the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ in Germany because of differences with the-then coach Marco van Basten. Van Marwijk, who is van Bommel's father-in-law, replaced van Basten after this year's European soccer Championship.
The Netherlands' first-choice goalkeeper will be Maarten Stekelenburg of Ajax, who takes the position previously held by Arsenal's Edwin van der Sar. Van Marwijk said although midfielder Clarence Seedorf of AC Milan was not on the list, he was "not definitely ruled out." Real Madrid playmaker Wesley Schnyder will not be playing as he is recovering from injury.
Goalkeepers: Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Henk Timmer (Feyenoord)
Defenders: Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart/GER), Tim de Cler (Feyenoord), John Heitinga (Athletico Madrid/ESP), Joris Mathijsen (HSV Hambourg/GER), Andre Ooijer (Blackburn/ENG)
Midfielders: Demy de Zeeuw (AZ Alkmaar), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich/GER), Orlando Engelaar (Schalke 04/GER), Nigel de Jong (HSV Hamburg/GER), Ibrahim Afellay (PSV Eidhoven), Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid/ESP)
Strikers: Arjen Robben (Real Madrid/ESP), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax), Robin van Persie (Arsenal/ENG), Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Celtic/SCO), Dirk Kuijt (Liverpool/ENG)