Joris Mathijsen to miss opener

June 8, 2012
By Associated Press

KRAKOW, Poland -- Key defender Joris Mathijsen will miss the Netherlands' European Championship opener against Denmark Saturday but should be available for the rest of the tournament.

Coach Bert van Marwijk said Friday that Mathijsen is still recovering from a left hamstring injury sustained May 26 during a 2-1 loss in a friendly against Bulgaria.

He has been training on his own for most of the time since that match.

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