Euro 2008: Boulahrouz stays despite tragedy

Defender Khalid Boulahrouz has told coach Marco van Basten he is still available for Saturday’s Euro 2008 quarter final against Russia despite the death of his baby daughter, born prematurely in Lausanne on Wednesday.

Boulahrouz was part of the starting line up in each of Oranje’s victorious group matches.
The Netherlands will meet Russia, coached by Dutch trainer Guus Hiddink, in Basel on Saturday.

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