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Van der Vaart pulls out of Dutch squad

May 30, 2013
By ESPN staff

Hamburg attacker Rafael van der Vaart has pulled out of the Holland squad set to tour the Far East with an Achilles tendon injury.

Rafael van der Vaart
AssociatedRafael van der Vaart has pulled out of the Dutch squad.

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The 30-year-old was set to play for Louis van Gaal's side against Indonesia in Jakarta (June 7) and China in Beijing (June 11) but the Dutch Football Association confirmed Van der Vart had pulled out of the squad.

He left the training camp in Hoenderloo after being examined by the Holland team doctor today.

A replacement for the former Tottenham player has not been called into the squad.