Van Persie to face Swedes
Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk announces international squad
By Ashley Marshall. Last Updated: November 15, 2008 1:11pm
Return - Robin van Persie
Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk has named his 19-man squad for their friendly match against Sweden in Amsterdam.
Robin van Persie may make his first international start since September after coming on as a second-half substitute against Norway, but Ajax captain Klaas Jan Huntelaar will miss the match after picking up an ankle injury.
Arsenal striker van Persie will complete an all-Premier League line-up up front, along with Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt and Ryan Babel.
Midfielder Nigel de Jong will return to international action after damaging ligaments in his right knee while playing for Holland in their 2-0 World Cup qualifying win against Iceland in October.
The Netherlands are currently top of World Cup qualifying group 9 with a perfect nine points from their first three matches.
Goalkeepers: Henk Timmer (Feyenoord), Michel Vorm (Utrecht).
Defenders: Tim de Cler (Feyenoord), John Heitinga (Athletico Madrid), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg SV), Andre Ooijer (Blackburn Rovers), Dirk Marcellis (PSV Eindhoven), Khalid Boulahrouz (VfB Stuttgart).
Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (PSV Eindhoven), Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), Orlando Engelaar (Schalke 04), Nigel de Jong (Hamburg SV), Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid), Demy de Zeeuw (AZ Alkmaar), Wesley Sneijder (Real Madrid).
Forwards: Dirk Kuyt (liverpool), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Ryan Babel (Liverpool).