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City new boy De Jong named in Dutch squad

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  • Manchester City new boy Nigel de Jong named in 25-man Netherlands squad
  • De Jong is one of five Premier League players included for friendly in Tunisia
  • There are also four players from Real Madrid for international on February 11
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(CNN) -- Manchester City new boy Nigel de Jong is in a 25-man provisional Netherlands squad, named by national coach Bert van Marwijk, for the friendly match away to Tunisia on February 11.

De Jong is one of five Premier League players named in the latest Dutch squad.

De Jong is one of five Premier League players named in the latest Dutch squad.

Midfielder De Jong, who left Hamburg to sign for Mark Hughes' side earlier this month, will be one of five Premier League players in the squad alongside Liverpool duo Dirk Kuyt and Ryan Babel, Blackburn defender Andre Ooijer and Arsenal forward Robin van Persie.

There are also four Real Madrid players included in the squad -- striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar, winger Arjen Robben, and midfield duo Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart.

Van Marwijk will confirm his final line-up for the trip to north Africa on February 6.

Dutch squad:

Goalkeepers: Maarten Stekelenburg (Ajax), Henk Timmer (Feyenoord), Michel Vorm (Utrecht).

Defenders: Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart), Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Tim de Cler (both Feyenoord), John Heitinga (Atletico Madrid), Dirk Marcellis (PSV Eindhoven), Joris Mathijsen (Hamburg), Andre Ooijer (Blackburn), Edson Braafheid (FC Twente).

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Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (PSV Eindhoven), Mark van Bommel (Bayern Munich), Orlando Engelaar (Schalke), Nigel de Jong (Manchester City), David Mendes da Silva (AZ Alkmaar), Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart (both Real Madrid), Demy de Zeeuw, Stijn Schaars (both AZ Alkmaar).

Forwards: Ryan Babel (Liverpool), Klaas Jan Huntelaar, Arjen Robben (both Real Madrid), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Robin van Persie (Arsenal).

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