Louis van Gaal has named his preliminary squad for Netherlands upcoming friendlies with Colombia and Japan.

  • By Michael Bell
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depay bIncluded in the squad are PSG right back Gregory van der Wiel, and PSV Eindhoven’s exciting young winger Memphis Depay, who made his Netherlands debut against Turkey earlier this month.

Not included are Newcastle United’s goalkeeper Tim Krul, Fulham stopper Maarten Stekelenburg or Celtic’s in form defender Virgil van Dijk, who impressed in the Champions League win against Ajax.

However, Van Gaal has shown in the past that his preliminary squads can be changed before he names the final group early next month.

The full squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers- Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Michel Vorm (Swansea City)

Defenders- Jeffrey Bruma, Jetro Willems (PSV), Daley Blind (Ajax), Bruno Martins Indi, Stefan de Vrij, Daryl Janmaat (Feyenoord), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa), Paul Verhaegh (FC Augsburg), Gregory van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain)

Midfielders- Kevin Strootman (AS Roma), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Leroy Fer (Norwich City), Jonathan De Guzman (Swansea City), Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburger SV), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Stijn Schaars (PSV)

Forwards- Robin van Persie (Manchester United), Arjen Robben (Bayern München), Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbahce), Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev), Memphis Depay (PSV)




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