Babel back as Marwijk names Dutch squad
ZEIST, August 29 (National Team) - Liverpool winger Ryan Babel is the only change in Bert van Marwijk's Holland squad for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia.
The 21-year-old was not selected in Van Marwijk's first squad for the friendly against Russia because he was with the Olympic team at the Beijing Games.
Orlando Engelaar has been left out but may still join up with the 20-man squad next week if he shakes off a knee injury.
Wesley Sneijder and Wilfred Bouma miss out through injury but Khalid Boulahrouz is fit again.
The Oranje play Australia, who are coached by Dutchman Pim Verbeek, in a friendly in Eindhoven on September 6 before taking on Macedonia in Skopje four days later.
Squad: Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Henk Timmer (Feyenoord); Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), Tim de Cler (Feyenoord), John Heitinga (Atletico Madrid), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg), Andre Ooijer (Blackburn); Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich), Nigel de Jong (Hamburg), Demy de Zeeuw (AZ Alkmaar), Orlando Engelaar (Schalke), Ibrahim Afellay (PSV Eindhoven), Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid); Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Ajax), Arjen Robben (Real Madrid), Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Celtic), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Ryan Babel (Liverpool).