Van der Vaart out of Austria friendly

ROTTERDAM - Injured Netherlands midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has pulled out of Wednesday's friendly against Austria, the Dutch FA (KNVB) said on Saturday.

Van der Vaart suffered a calf problem in Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 home win over Bolton Wanderers in the Premier league earlier on Saturday in which he scored a sixth-minute penalty.

The injury led to him being substituted at half-time.