Stefan de Vrij has left the Netherlands squad after suffering an injury in the 2-2 draw against Montenegro on Saturday.

Towards the end of Netherlands draw in Montenegro, De Vrij went down and had to be replaced by Matthijs de Ligt. After the match, Louis van Gaal said he did not believe that the centre-back would be fit for the crucial game with Norway on Tuesday.

The KNVB has now confirmed that De Vrij has left the group and returned to Italy as he looks to make a recovery.

Van Gaal will not call-up a replacement because De Ligt and Nathan Ake are available, while Daley Blind could also be played in the centre.

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