Netherlands boss Guus Hiddink has announced his 25-man squad for this months European Championship qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Iceland.

  • By Michael Bell
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hidxeAfter losing their first qualifier to Czech Republic last month, Netherlands host Kazakhstan on the 10th of October before traveling to Iceland three days later in search of their first win.

Dirk Kuyt announced his retirement from international football earlier in the day, so he was dropped from the provisional squad along with Kenneth Vermeer, and Sven van Beek, who must wait to make his debut for the national team. Davy Propper also misses out through injury, while Rafael van der Vaart has been overlooked.

Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes, Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen, Celtic’s centre back Virgil van Dijk and PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet all make the cut.

Full squad is:

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

Defenders: Daley Blind (Manchester United), Jeffrey Bruma (PSV), Stefan de Vrij (Lazio), Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United), Bruno Martins Indi (Porto), Erik Pieters (Stoke City), Gregory van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain), Virgil van Dijk (Celtic), Joel Veltman (Ajax)

Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (Olympiacos), Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Nigel de Jong (Milan), Leroy Fer (QPR), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Luciano Narsingh (PSV), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV)

Forwards: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke), Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev), Robin van Persie (Manchester United)




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