Van Marwijk trims Dutch squad to 27

THE HAGUE — Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk on Friday trimmed his preliminary World Cup squad from 30 to 27 players with Otman Bakkal (PSV Eindhoven), Wout Brama (FC Twente) and David Mendes da Silva (AZ Alkmaar) dropping out.

The squad will take part in a training camp in Austria next week although Wesley Sneijder, Mark van Bommel and Arjen Robben, who are involved in the May 22 Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Inter Milan, joining their teammates later.

Van Marwijk will make his final 23-man squad decision on May 27.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Michel Vorm (FC Utrecht), Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Sander Boschker (FC Twente)

Defenders: Vurnon Anita (Ajax), Khalid Boulahrouz (VfB Stuttgart/GER), John Heitinga (Everton/ENG), Joris Mathijsen (SV Hamburg/GER), Andre Ooijer (PSV), Giovanni van Bronckhorst (Feyenoord), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax), Ron Vlaar (Feyenoord), Edson Braafheid (Celtic/SCO)

Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (PSV), Orlando Engelaar (PSV), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City/ENG), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan/ITA), Stijn Schaars (AZ Alkmaar), Demy de Zeeuw (Ajax), Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich/GER), Rafael van der Vaart (Real Madrid/ESP)

Attackers: Ryan Babel (Liverpool/ENG), Eljero Elia (SV Hamburg/GER), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (AC Milan/ITA), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool/ENG), Robin van Persie (Arsenal/ENG), Jeremain Lens (AZ Alkmaar), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich/GER)