New Netherlands boss Danny Blind has named his provisional squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers with Iceland and Turkey.

  • By Michael Bell
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tete ajaNetherlands play two crucial qualifiers next month, hosting group leaders Iceland on the 3rd of September before travelling to Turkey three days later, and today Danny Blind announced his provisional squad for the ties.

Blind, who replaced Guud Hiddink as the head coach in July, has brought Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita back from the wilderness for his first call up since 2010, while Marco van Ginkel is also recalled. The new faces in the squad are young Ajax duo Jairo Riedewald and Kenny Tete (pictured), who have impressed in the Amsterdam club’s defence so far this season.

Newcastle right back Daryl Janmaat, PSV’s Davy Propper, Twente’s Hakim Ziyech and Feyenoord’s Sven van Beek are not included, while Kevin Strootman, Ron Vlaar and Jetro Willems all miss out through injury.

The full squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers:Tim Krul (Newcastle United), Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Jeroen Zoet (PSV), Kenneth Vermeer (Feyenoord)

Defenders:Daley Blind (Manchester United), Jeffrey Bruma (PSV), Virgil van Dijk (Celtic), Terence Kongolo (Feyenoord), Bruno Martins Indi (FC Porto), Jairo Riedewald (Ajax), Kenny Tete (Ajax), Joël Veltman (Ajax), Paul Verhaegh (FC Augsburg), Stefan de Vrij (Lazio), Gregory van der Wiel (Paris St Germain)

Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (Stoke City), Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United), Marco van Ginkel (Stoke City), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United)

Forwards: Memphis Depay (Manchester United), Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Jeremain Lens (Sunderland), Luciano Narsingh (PSV), Robin van Persie (Fenerbahçe) , Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)




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