Van Bronckhorst to captain Oranje

Head coach Bert van Marwijk has assigned veteran Giovanni van Bronckhorst (33) as the new captain of the national football team.

The Feyenoord midfielder will replace goalkeeper Van der Sar, who ended his international career after Euro 2008. Oranje will play a friendly match against Guus Hiddink’s Russia in Moscow on Wednesday night.

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