Source Pravda.Ru

Edwin van der Sar pulls out of Netherlands' friendly against Russia

Goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar pulled out of the Netherlands' squad for Wednesday's friendly against Russia after breaking his nose while playing for Manchester United.

Van der Sar was also concussed Sunday when he was hit in the head by Tottenham striker Robbie Keane's knee at White Hart Lane in Man United's 4-0 Premier League win.

The Dutch soccer federation announced Van der Sar's withdrawal Monday with Netherlands coach Marco van Basten naming Feyenoord's Henk Timmer as his replacement.

Van Basten hasn't named a replacement for defender Urby Emanuelson, who also pulled out Monday after injuring his knee in Ajax's 4-1 victory over Feyenoord in the Dutch league on Sunday, reports AP.

Former Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink will lead Russia in the friendly in Amsterdam.

Comments
Russian poultry stuffed with antibiotics and dangerous bacteria
Keys to understanding the world from Feminism - Science and Feminism
Sheep disrupt the work of US missile defences in Romania
The Large Families that rule the world
Russians name their biggest sexual taboos
Russia's new torpedo carrying 100-megaton nuclear warhead nullifies USA's Prompt Global Strike
Ukraine suspicious about Russia's intention to give away rusty ships to Kiev
Keys to understanding the world from Feminism - Science and Feminism
You're invited to death penalty: Barbaric traditions of world's most progressive states
Russia's new torpedo carrying 100-megaton nuclear warhead nullifies USA's Prompt Global Strike
Russia's new torpedo carrying 100-megaton nuclear warhead nullifies USA's Prompt Global Strike
Russian poultry stuffed with antibiotics and dangerous bacteria
Americans declassify plans to drop 466 nuclear bombs on USSR
Russia's new torpedo carrying 100-megaton nuclear warhead nullifies USA's Prompt Global Strike
Russia's and China's gold may end global domination of US dollar
Unveiled: Secret Pentagon UFO program. From science fiction to science fact
Russian poultry stuffed with antibiotics and dangerous bacteria
Russia eyes opportunity to restore all Soviet bases that had to be abandoned after 1991
Call girl dies of asphyxia in bizarre sexual encounter
Call girl dies of asphyxia in bizarre sexual encounter
Call girl dies of asphyxia in bizarre sexual encounter