The Hague, Aug 26: Coach Bert van Marwijk has left injured winger Arjen Robben out of his 23-man Netherlands squad to play San Marino and Finland in European Championship qualifiers.
The injury-prone Bayern Munich forward has been sidelined by a groin problem. Van Marwijk announced on Friday he had called up PSV Eindhoven winger Jeremain Lens as a replacement.
The call-up came a day after Lens scored a spectacular goal in PSV's 5-0 defeat of Austrian team Ried in a Europa League qualifier, curling in a shot with the outside of his right foot from close to the corner flag.
The World Cup runner-up Netherlands has won all six of its Euro 2012 qualifiers so far. It takes on San Marino next Friday in Eindhoven before traveling to Helsinki to play Finland on Sept. 6. AP