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Relief as Sneijder shakes calf concern

11/07/2010 08:08:22 AM Comments (0)

The Netherlands will be at full strength for Sunday's World Cup final against Spain after star playmaker Wesley Sneijder dispelled concerns over his fitness by returning to training.

Sneijder had not trained since suffering cramps in his calf muscles after Tuesday's semi-final win over Uruguay but has now recovered fully, according to Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk.

"Everyone is fully fit," he said.

Goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has also shaken off a hip problem, leaving van Marwijk with a full squad to choose from.

The Dutch are expected to make two changes to the side that faced Uruguay with first-choice right back Gregory Van der Wiel and defensive midfielder Nigel de Jong both available again after serving one-match suspensions.

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