squad news

De Jonk and Marcellis pull out of Dutch squad

November 16, 2008

Nigel de Jong and Dirk Marcellis on Sunday pulled out of the Netherlands squad to face Sweden in an international friendly in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

The Dutch football association (KNVB) said SV Hamburg midfielder De Jong was suffering knee problems while PSV defender Marcellis has a hamstring injury.

Coach Bert van Marwijk added AZ Alkmaar's David Mendes da Silva to his squad.