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PSV midfielder Phillip Cocu has returned to the squad of the Dutch national football team that will travel to Finland on Wednesday to play a World Cup 2006 qualifying game. Four other PSV players have been dropped from the squad, though, by Marco van Basten, coach of the national team.Mark van BommelIt was announced on Sunday that the squad had been reduced to nineteen men. So Cocu returns from a knee injury, but Wilfred Bouma, André Ooijer, Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and Mark van Bommel, who was given a place in the starting line-up against Rumania, have been dropped. Cocu and Theo Lucius are now the only PSV players that have been called up for the Dutch squad.BoulahrouzRafael van der Vaart and Roy Makaay are also ruled out for Wednesday night’s game. Van der Vaart was cautioned during the Rumania clash and serves a one-match ban, while Makaay withdrew earlier because of a thigh injury. Khalid Boulahrouz is doubtful, but Van Basten hopes the defender will be available for the Finland game all the same, just like Cocu.The squad of the Dutch team for Wednesday:Goalkeepers: Edwin van der Sar, Henk Timmer Defenders: Khalid Boulahrouz, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Johnny Heitinga, Theo Lucius, Mario Melchiot, Barry Opdam, Ron VlaarMidfielders: Phillip Cocu, Nigel de Jong, Denny Landzaat, Olaf Lindenbergh, Hedwiges MaduroForwards: Ryan Babel, Dirk Kuyt, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben