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Wilfred Bouma and Mark van Bommel have been included in the squad of the Dutch national team. Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and André Ooijer, who were called up for the provisional squad, have not been selected.So Vennegoor of Hesselink, the striker in form who received a provisional invitation from coach Marco van Basten, has been dropped from the final squad. Earlier this week it was already announced that Phillip Cocu would not be available for the friendly against England. The midfielder is rested, as he is recovering from pneumonia.AZ keeper Henk Timmer is handed his debut in the Dutch team, just like sc Heerenveen forward Ugur Yildirim. It was to be expected that he would receive a call-up, after he opted the other day to play for the national squad of the Netherlands rather than for Turkey.There are some changes to the side that beat Andorra in a World Cup 2006 qualifying game. The forwards Pierre van Hooijdonk, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Arjen Robben have all been withdrawn, due to injuries.The squad of the Dutch national team:Goalkeepers: Edwin van der Sar (Fulham), Henk Timmer (AZ).Defenders: Khalid Boulahrouz (HSV), Wilfred Bouma (PSV), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Barcelona), Nigel de Jong (Ajax), Jan Kromkamp (AZ), Joris Mathijsen (AZ), Mario Melchiot (Birmingham City).Midfielders: Mark van Bommel (PSV), Johnny Heitinga (Ajax), Denny Landzaat (AZ), Wesley Sneijder (Ajax), Rafael van der Vaart (Ajax).Forwards: Romeo Castelen (Feyenoord), Dirk Kuyt (Feyenoord), Roy Makaay (Bayern München), Ugur Yildirim (SC Heerenveen).