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Netherlands without Robben and Afellay

euro 2012 live bettingArjen Robben and Ibrahim Afellay dropped out of the composition for Euro 2012 qualifications with San Marino and Finland.

Bert van Marwijk announced a group of 23-player injured as they were replaced by Jeremy Lens and Dzhordzhinyo Vaynaldum.

Robben has a sore groin and will not even be able to play for Bayern this weekend. Barcelona midfielder did continues to recover from a muscle injury.

''I am keeping the door open for him if his injury improves next week,'' said the former Borussia Dortmund boss.

Van Marwijk also expressed his satisfaction at his side's new status in the world order.

He added: ''Normally I'm not interested in stats like that but this is different. This is based on our results over the last four years and it says something about what we are doing and that makes me proud.''

Holland meet San Marino at the Philips Stadion in Eindhoven on Friday before travelling to Helsinki to face Finland four days later.

Netherlands squad: Maarten Stekelenburg (Roma), Michel Vorm (Swansea), Tim Krul (Newcastle); Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart), Edson Braafheid (Hoffenheim), Jeffrey Bruma (Hamburg), John Heitinga (Everton), Hedwiges Maduro (Valencia), Joris Mathijsen (Malaga), Erik Pieters (PSV Eindhoven), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax); Mark van Bommel (AC Milan), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), Wesley Sneijder (Inter Milan), Kevin Strootman (PSV Eindhoven), Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven); Eljero Elia (Hamburg), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke), Luuk de Jong (FC Twente), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Jeremain Lens (PSV Eindhoven).