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Boulahrouz eager to play

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Holland coach Marco van Basten has offered his support to defender Khalid Boulahrouz following the death of his prematurely-born baby daughter.

The Chelsea man left training on Wednesday to travel to the hospital to be with his wife, who was admitted after suffering complications with the pregnancy, but Boulahrouz returned to training in Lausanne on Thursday, putting him back in contention for Holland´s quarter-final clash with Russia on Saturday.

And Van Basten said: "He´s with the squad and said he will do everything to play on Saturday,"

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