NETHERLANDS COACH BERT VAN MARWIJK has announced his provisional 36-man squad for Euro 2012.
Feyenoord goalkeeper Erwin Mulder, AZ’s Nick Viergever, Feyenoord’s Stefan de Vrij and PSV’s Jetro Willems have all been called up for the first time, while Jasper Cillessen, Adam Maher, Ola John and Luciano Narsingh are other players without a senior cap.
Stars such as Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie, Wesley Sneijder and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar have all made van Marwijk’s provisional squad too, but Heerenveen striker Bas Dost – top-scorer in the Eredivisie this season with 32 goals – did not make the squad.
The Netherlands boss has included Barcelona midfielder Ibrahim Afellay in his roster for the first time since his comeback from a lengthy injury layoff.
Van Marwijk will trim his squad down to 27 players after a two-day training camp in Hoenderloo on May 14 and 15, before announcing his final selection of 23 on May 29.
Netherlands have scheduled friendly games against Bayern Munich, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Northern Ireland in the next four weeks.
The Dutch start Euro 2012 with a group match against Denmark on June 9, before taking on Germany and Portugal.
Goalkeepers: Maarten Stekelenburg (Roma), Tim Krul (Newcastle United), Michel Vorm (Swansea City), Erwin Mulder (Feyenoord), Jasper Cillissen (Ajax)
Defenders: Vurnon Anita (Ajax), Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart), Wilfred Bouma (PSV Eindhoven), Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan), John Heitinga (Everton), Hedwiges Maduro (Valencia), Joris Mathijsen (Malaga), Nick Viergever (AZ Alkmaar), Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord), Stefan de Vrij (Feyenoord), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax), Jetro Willems (PSV Eindhoven), Alexander Buttner (Vitesse)
Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (Barcelona), Mark van Bommel (AC Milan), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), Adam Maher (AZ Alkmaar), Stijn Schaars (Sporting Lisbon), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan), Kevin Strootman (PSV Eindhoven), Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham Hotspur), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven)
Forwards: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke), Ola John (Twente), Luuk de Jong (Twente), Siem de Jong (Ajax), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Jeremain Lens (PSV Eindhoven), Luciano Narsingh (Heerenveen), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)