Babel blow for Van Basten

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Holland coach Marco van Basten´s preparations for Euro 2008 have been rocked by the withdrawal of Liverpool winger Ryan Babel.

The 21-year-old suffered torn ankle ligaments in training on Saturday and is now certain to miss the tournament in Austria and Switzerland, with the injury set to keep him sidelined for up to seven weeks.

"He was on the other end of the field when he turned around. He told me that he heard something snap, and others heard it too," said van Basten.

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