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Boulahrouz The Brave!

Boulahrouz The Brave!

Khalid Boulahrouz has told Netherlands coach Marco van Basten he is available to play in Saturday's quarter-final against Russia despite the death of his baby daughter, who was born prematurely on Wednesday.

'I understand that it is really hard for Khalid and we will have to support him as best we can,' said Van Basten. 'Still, our focus has to be on Russia and that is what Khalid also wants.' The 26-year-old Boulahrouz, an ever-present so far in the Oranje defence, has been with his wife Sabia at a hospital in Lausanne, where she was taken after suffering complications with her pregnancy. He will have freedom to leave the Dutch camp as and when he chooses, explained Van Basten, who said: 'He is always allowed to go and visit his wife.'

Looking ahead to the quarter-final meeting with a Russia team led by former Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink, Van Basten said: 'I really find it nice for Guus. After a bit of a difficult start, Russia have started to play very well during this tournament. They are an attack-minded team, with technically skilled players.' That said, Van Basten acknowledges that his side are favourites, adding: 'I think this group can handle that.'

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Writer:orange_emu
Date:Friday June 20 2008
Time: 1:07PM

Comments

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poor fella, looking forward to the match, he's had a good tournament.
toffeetower
20/06/2008 13:16:00
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oh God, so sorry Khalid... I always liked him as a player.
RussianHammer
20/06/2008 13:24:00
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So srry to hear of the tragedy. I wish him and his wife well.
Peyton
20/06/2008 14:21:00
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I'm sure all of at a vitalFulham wish him and his wife well. No one should experience what they are!
oranje_emu
20/06/2008 18:27:00
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life can be so cruel at times!
Fulham Badger
20/06/2008 19:34:00
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desperately sad news :-(
Al Billy
20/06/2008 19:41:00
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I'll second all those comments.
Putney
22/06/2008 15:53:00
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