Netherlands coach Danny Blind has confirmed his final squad for the upcoming friendlies with England and France.

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janssen u21The Netherlands first fixtures take place later this month, with France visiting the Amsterdam Arena on the 25th of March before the Oranje take a trip to Wembley to face England on Tuesday the 29th.

Captain Arjen Robben has already withdrawn from the squad through injury, while Blind has decided to hand Utrecht centre back Timo Letschert and AZ striker Vincent Janssen their first call-ups. Ajax left back Mitchell Dijks, and Stoke City midfielder Ibrahim Afellay have been dropped from the provisional squad.

The full squad is as follows.

Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Kenneth Vermeer (Feyenoord), Jeroen Zoet (PSV)

Defenders: Jeffrey Bruma (PSV), Virgil van Dijk (Southampton), Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United), Timo Letschert (FC Utrecht), Erik Pieters (Stoke City), Joël Veltman (Ajax), Ron Vlaar (AZ), Jetro Willems (PSV)

Midfielders: Riechedly Bazoer (Ajax), Daley Blind (Manchester United), Jordy Clasie (Southampton), Davy Pröpper (PSV), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United)

Forwards: Memphis Depay (Manchester United), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Vincent Janssen (AZ), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Jürgen Locadia (PSV), Luciano Narsingh (PSV), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow)

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