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Netherlands Attacker Dirk Kuyt Ruled Out Of Turkey Friendly

The Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk will have to make do without the services of energetic attacker Dirk Kuyt when the Dutch take on Turkey in the Amsterdam ArenA in Wednesday's international friendly.

The Liverpool star sustained an ankle injury during Oranje's 4-1 Euro 2012 qualifier over Sweden in October and had since been struggling to return to full match fitness.

Kuyt recently returned to match action for Liverpool, but the injury was causing him problems again in the build-up to Wednesday's friendly against Turkey. Therefore, the attacker has decided to withdraw from Oranje's squad, according to a report in Voetbal International.

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GJ234395d ago

Very big blow for the player, Netherlands and Liverpool.

kulka4395d ago

at least he will be rested Holland dont need him for a game which does not mean anything

RedDevils4395d ago

Don't worry we got plenty of player that can fill his space, Holland will win