Netherlands boss Danny Blind has named his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers with Belarus and France.

  • By Michael Bell
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neth oranjeThe Oranje look to book their first win in the World Cup qualifiers when Belarus visit De Kuip on the 7th of October before a tough tie with France in the Amsterdam Arena three days later.

Lazio centre back Stefan de Vrij has returned to the squad after recovering from injury, while Rick Karsdorp and Terence Kongolo also remained from the provisional list named last week. Cut from the squad are Ron Vlaar and Jorrit Hendrix, who both miss out through injury, Tottenham keeper Michel Vorm, Kenny Tete, Vurnon Anita and Bart Ramselaar.

Arjen Robben is not yet fit enough to be named in the squad but Blind stated he could be involved if he proves his fitness for Bayern this weekend.

The full squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona), Maarten Stekelenburg (Everton), Jeroen Zoet (PSV).

Defenders: Daley Blind (Manchester United), Jeffrey Bruma (Wolfsburg), Virgil van Dijk (Southampton), Rick Karsdorp (Feyenoord), Terence Kongolo (Feyenoord), Joel Veltman (Ajax), Stefan de Vrij (Lazio), Jetro Willems (PSV).

Midfielders: Jordy Clasie (Southampton), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Davy Propper (PSV), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Kevin Strootman (Roma), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool).

Forwards: Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord), Bas Dost (Sporting CP), Vincent Janssen (Tottenham), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Luciano Narsingh (PSV), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow)

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