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SOCCER GREAT VAN BASTEN MAY BE BACK

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While Ruud Gullit is gone from the Netherlands' World Cup team, Marco Van Basten may be back.

The Netherlands routed Hungary 7-1 Wednesday night in a World Cup warmup and Dutch coach Dick Advocaat said he may add the three-time European player of the year if Van Batsen passed a physical today.Van Basten, a forward for AC Milan who hasn't played since the 1993 European Champions Cup final, hasn't played regularly since December 1992. He was the European player of the year in 1988, 1989 and 1992.

"You shouldn't expect Van Basten to start all the matches," Dutch sweeper Ronald Koeman said. "If you've been out of the game for a long time, it might be better to come on in the second half."

An opening on the roster was created Monday when Gullit walked out of camp. Although Gullit didn't give a reason, in the past he has disagreed with Advocaat over strategy.

Dennis Bergkamp scored three goals for the Netherlands and Frank Rijkaard had two.

Netherlands 7, Hungary 1

At Eindhoven, Netherlands, Hungary went ahead in the ninth minute on a penalty kick by Bela Illes after a hand ball in the penalty area by Rijkaard.

Bargkamp tied the score three minutes later and Brian Roy gave the Dutch a 2-1 lead in the 16th minute. Bergkamp converted a penalty kick in the 23rd minute after a hand ball call on Peter Lipcsei.

Gaston Taument scored his first international goal early in the second half. Rijkaard then scored twice and Bergkamp got another with a minute to go.

Romania 0, Slovenia 0

At Bucharest, Romania, Ilie Dumitrescu missed a penalty kick for the home team with four minutes left in the first half, shooting wide.

Romania, which plays the United States in the first round of the World Cup, was missing star Gheorghe Hagi and Ioan Sabau, who is said to be bothered by a muscle injury.

Norway 2, Denmark 1

At Oslo, Norway, Jahn Ivar Jakobsen and Henning Berg scored for Norway, which needs only a tie against Sweden on Sunday to win the Nordic Cup.

Jakobsen scored in the 35th minute but Flemming Povlsen tied the score with three minutes left in the first half. Berg then scored in the final seconds of the half.

Morocco 1, Canada 1

At Montreal, Rudy Doliscat scored in the 90th minute of his first international game to give Canada a draw against a World Cup-bound Moroccan team that tired late.

Mohammed Caouch scored off a corner kick to give Morocco the lead in the 58th minute.

FIFA, soccer's ruling body, said in Zurich, Switzerland, that U.S. fans will select the most entertaining team in this summer's tournament via a toll-free number to be published in USA Today.

Alan Rothenberg, the chief U.S. organizer, said in Boston that fans who ordered tickets to the 52-game tournament will begin receiving tickets starting this week.