Dost misses out on Dutch squad

Eredivisie top scorer Bas Dost will not travel to Euro 2012 after failing to win a place in Netherlands' preliminary 36-man squad for the tournament.


Dost, 22, has scored a remarkable 32 goals in 25 league games for Heerenveen this season and had been tipped to win a call-up despite having never represented his country before.

However, coach Bert van Marwijk overlooked the striker when naming an extensive squad that must be trimmed to 23 before the tournament starts.

Van Marwijk will announce his final squad for the finals on May 29. The Dutch have been drawn in Group B along with Denmark, Germany and Portugal.


Goalkeepers: Maarten Stekelenburg (Roma), Tim Krul (Newcastle United), Michel Vorm (Swansea City), Erwin Mulder (Feyenoord), Jasper Cillissen (Ajax)

Defenders: Vurnon Anita (Ajax), Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart), Wilfred Bouma (PSV Eindhoven), Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan), John Heitinga (Everton), Hedwiges Maduro (Valencia) Joris Mathijsen (Malaga), Erik Pieters (PSV Eindhoven), Nick Viergever (AZ Alkmaar), Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord), Stefan de Vrij (Feyenoord), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax), Jetro Willems (PSV Eindhoven)

Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (Barcelona), Mark van Bommel (AC Milan), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), Adam Maher (AZ Alkmaar), Stijn Schaars (Sporting), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan), Kevin Strootman (PSV Eindhoven), Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham Hotspur), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven)

Forwards: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke), Ola John (Twente Enschede), Luuk de Jong (Twente Enschede), Siem de Jong (Ajax), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Jeremain Lens (PSV Eindhoven), Luciano Narsingh (Heerenveen), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)

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