International call-ups

Last updated : 24 February 2006 By Reggie Holdsworth
Coach Marco van Basten has selected an experimental squad which includes seven AZ Alkmaar players.

The Netherlands take on Ecuador in a friendly at the Amsterdam Arena on Wednesday 1st March.

Full squad:
Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United), Henk Timmer (AZ Alkmaar), Urby Emanuelson (Ajax Amsterdam), Tim de Cler (AZ Alkmaar), Kew Jaliens (AZ Alkmaar), Joris Mathijsen (AZ Alkmaar), Barry Opdam (AZ Alkmaar), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Barcelona), Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord), Khalid Boulahrouz (HSV Hamburg), Hedwiges Maduro (Ajax Amsterdam), Denny Landzaat (AZ Alkmaar), Mark van Bommel (Barcelona), Nicky Hofs (Feyenoord), George Boateng (Boro), Phillip Cocu (PSV Eindhoven), Arjen Robben (Chelsea), Romeo Castelen (Feyenoord), Dirk Kuijt (Feyenoord), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United), Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (PSV Eindhoven), Martijn Meerdink (AZ Alkmaar)

Stewart Downing and Andrew Taylor were selected for the England U-21 squad yesterday. Peter Taylor's young lions play Norway in a friendly at Madejski Stadium on Tuesday 28th February.