Seedorf declines Euro 2008 place

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Clarence Seedorf will not be part of the Holland squad at this summer´s Euro 2008 despite receiving a call-up from boss Marco van Basten.

The 32-year-old AC Milan midfielder telephoned Van Basten on Monday evening to inform him he was declining the invitation.

"I was surprised by his announcement," said Van Basten. "I have told Clarence that I have much respect for him as a person and as a football player. But his decision was not going to be reversed."

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