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Van der Vaart makes Dutch return

October 5, 2012
By ESPN staff
Rafael van der Vaart has returned to the Netherlands squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Romania after proving his fitness for Hamburg.

Van der Vaart sat out the victories over Turkey and Hungary after his preseason was disrupted by a move from Tottenham to Hamburg, but after a steady start to the season he returns to the international fold, alongside AC Milan's Nigel de Jong and Schalke's Ibrahim Afellay.

Because captain Wesley Sneijder is ruled out through ...

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