Saturday, November 9, 2013

Netherlands squad finalised for November friendlies

Netherlands squad finalized for November friendlies
Louis van Gaal has named his final 23 man for Novembers friendlies against Japan and Colombia

Netherlands face Japan on the 16th of November, and then Colombia three days later as they begin to prepare for next summers World Cup.

The big surprise in the squad is the call up of Ajax defender Joel Veltman, who starred against Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday. Also in the squad for the first time in over a year is PSV winger Luciano Narsingh, who has impressed since returning from a long term absence.

Out of the squad go the injured Wesley Sneijder, Swansea keeper Michael Vorm, and Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer, while Fulham’s Maarten Stekelenburg, and Newcastle’s stopper Tim Krul are added.

Full squad as follows:
Goalkeepers- Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Tim Krul (Newcastle), Maarten Stekelenburg (Fulham)

Defenders- Daley Blind (Ajax), Daryl Janmaat (Feyenoord), Bruno Martins Indi (Feyenoord), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa), Stefan De Vrij (Feyenoord), GregoryVan der Wiel (Paris St Germain), Joel Veltman (Ajax), Jetro Willems (PSV)

Midfielders- Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Jonathan De Guzman (Swansea), Nigel De Jong (AC Milan), Stijn Schaars (PSV), Kevin Strootman (Roma), Rafael Van der Vaart (Hamburg)

Attackers-  Memphis Depay (PSV), Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbahce), Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev), Robin Van Persie (Man United), Luciano Narsingh (PSV), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)

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