Ajax players called up for national teams

Ajax players Yakubu, Tomás Galásek, Zdenek Grygera and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have been called up for their national teams. Rafael van der Vaart, Wesley Sneijder, Johnny Heitinga and Nigel de Jong have been preselected for the Dutch national team.

Ghanese Yakubu is the only one of the Ajax players for whom there really is something at stake. He has been picked for the match Ghana - Zambia on 28 March. It is a qualifying match for the Olympic Games.

Tomás Galásek and Zdenek Grygera play a friendly with the Czech Republic against Ireland on 31 March.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been selected provisionally for the match Sweden - England, also to be played on 31 March.

Rafael van der Vaart, Wesley Sneijder, Johnny Heitinga and Nigel de Jong are part of the preselection of Holland for the friendly against France on 31 March. Holland boss Dick Advocaat will announce the final squad later this month.