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3 jun 2005 - Source:

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PSV youngster Ibrahim Afellay hopes he will be included in the starting line-up of the Dutch team U20 next week. The Dutch team will play their first Under 20 World Cup game against Japan in the Kerkrade Parkstad Limburg Stadium that will be filled to capacity.Friendly against ChiliAfellay, who chose to play international football for Holland the other day: “Now that Kalou has not been granted the Dutch nationality he wanted to obtain, I obviously hope to be given the number 10 shirt, but the coach will field the team of course.”The Dutch U20 side will play a friendly against their Chili counterparts in the cosy stadium of the Dutch First Division side AGOVV in Apeldoorn on Saturday. Meanwhile Afellay is having a good time in the training camp organized in Hoenderloo”It is really wonderful to play this tournament. I have gained a lot of experience. We do not know much of our Japan, Benin and Australia, but the best two sides will progress to the next phase”, explained the midfielder.