Dutch coach Marco van Basten has moved closer to his final Euro 2008 squad after cutting four players from his preliminary squad.
Urby Emanuelson, Kew Jaliens, Hedwiges Maduro and Danny Koevermans have all been informed they will not be required for the summer tournament.
Clarence Seedorf has ruled himself out which would have left just 25 - but van Basten has now added fit-again defender Khalid Boulahrouz.
With four keepers involved, van Basten will be left with the decision to axe just two more out-field players to finalise his selection.
Van Basten must announce his final squad by May 28.
Squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Sander Boschker (FC Twente), Edwin van der Sar (Manchester United), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Henk Timmer (Feyenoord).
Defenders: Wilfred Bouma (Aston Villa), Tim de Cler (Feyenoord), John Heitinga (Ajax), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg), Mario Melchiot (Wigan Athletic), Andre Ooijer (Blackburn Rovers), Khalid Boulahrouz (Sevilla)
Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (PSV Eindhoven), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), Orlando Engelaar (FC Twente), Nigel de Jong (Hamburg), Denny Landzaat (Feyenoord), Wesley Sneijder (Real Madrid), Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg), Demy de Zeeuw (AZ Alkmaar).
Forwards: Ryan Babel (Liverpool), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Ajax), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Ruud van Nistelrooy (Real Madrid), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Real Madrid), Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Celtic).