Ronald Koeman has finalised his 25-man Netherlands squad for the upcoming friendlies with England and Portugal. 

  • By Michael Bell
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Netherlands face England in Amsterdam on the 23rd of March before travelling to Portugal three days later in two friendlies which will start Koeman’s reign as Oranje boss.

Koeman’s first Netherlands squad sees five players in line for their debut’s with Ajax winger Justin Kluivert, Atalanta right-back Hans Hateboer and AZ trio Marco Bizot, Guus Til and Wout Weghorst all making the final cut.

The unlucky players left out from the provisional squad include Ruud Vormer, Daley Blind, Steven Bergwijn, Luuk de Jong and Karim Rekik. Blind and Vormer were struggling with injuries.

The full squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Marco Bizot (AZ), Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona), Jeroen Zoet (PSV)

Defenders: Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), Nathan Aké (AFC Bournemouth), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Crystal Palace), Hans Hateboer (Atalanta Bergamo), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Kenny Tete (Olympique Lyon), Stefan de Vrij (Lazio).

Midfielders: Donny van de Beek (Ajax), Davy Pröpper (Brighton & Hove Albion), Marten de Roon (Atalanta Bergamo), Kevin Strootman (AS Roma), Guus Til (AZ), Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool).

Attackers: Ryan Babel (Besiktas), Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord), Memphis Depay (Olympique Lyon), Bas Dost (Sporting Lisbon), Justin Kluivert (Ajax), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow), Wout Weghorst (AZ).




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