Euro 2012 news

Janssen, Robben out of Dutch tie

March 21, 2011

FC Twente midfielder Theo Janssen has pulled out of the Netherlands squad for their Euro 2012 double-header against Hungary because of a knee injury.

Theo Janssen showed his quality at the weekend
GettyImagesTheo Janssen showed his quality at the weekend

• Van Nistelrooy misses out

The 29-year-old scored both goals in Sunday's 2-0 win over Excelsior, but played with a bandaged knee during the second half before being substituted ten minutes from time.

Janssen is the second player to pull out of the squad following the withdrawal of Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben with a groin injury.

Coach Bert van Marwijk will consider calling up replacements on Monday, with Netherlands taking on Hungary in Budapest on Friday before facing the same opposition in Amsterdam four days later.

The Oranje top qualifying Group E, three points ahead of the Hungarians.