Recalls for Seedorf and van Nistelrooy
By Steve Luckings. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Holland coach Dick Advocaat has recalled midfielder Clarence Seedorf and striker Ruud van Nistelrooy for the Euro 2004 play-offs against Scotland.
Milan midfielder Seedorf has been overlooked by Advoaat for the last three squads, with his last game coming against Belgium in August.
However, with PSV Eindhoven star Mark van Bommel out after undergoing a hernia operation, it means a recall for the ex-Ajax ace.
Manchester United star van Nistelrooy was dropped from the squad for their final qualifier against Moldova after reacting angrily to being substituted in the 3-1 defeat by the Czech Republic in September.
Van Nistelrooy spat on the ground and kicked a water bottle in disgust after being replaced by Pierre van Hooijdonk but later apologised to his coach.
Advocaat watched van Nistelrooy score twice for The Red Devils in the 3-0 Champions League win over Rangers last Tuesday and named him in his squad on Monday for the play-offs.
Juventus midfielder Edgar Davids is also back in the squad after his one-match ban against the Czech's.
The Dutch travel to Hampden Park for the first leg on Saturday with the return in the Netherlands the following Wednesday.
Edwin van der Sar (Fulham), Ronald Waterreus (PSV Eindhoven), Michael Reiziger (Barcelona), Frank de Boer (Galatasaray), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Barcelona), Andre Ooijer (PSV Eindhoven), Jaap Stam (Lazio), Boudewijn Zenden (Middlesbrough), Wesley Sneijder (Ajax), Paul Bosvelt (Manchester City), Clarence Seedorf (Milan), Philip Cocu (Barcelona), Edgar Davids (Juventus), Rafael van der Vaart (Ajax), Pierre van Hooijdonk (Fenerbahce), Andy van der Meyde (Internazionale), Roy Makaay (Bayern Munich), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United), Patrick Kluivert (Barcelona), Marc Overmars (Barcelona).