Louis van Gaal has announced his 30-man provisional Netherlands squad for this summers World Cup.

  • By Michael Bell
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van persie nedJust after 8pm Uk time, the KNVB released the list of 30 players who will train under Van Gaal over the next few weeks, before the squad is reduced to 23 names before June 2nd. The squad will this Saturday face Ecuador in a friendly at the Amsterdam Arena.

Unsurprisingly big names such as Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, and Klaas jan Huntelaar were all named in the squad, alongside youngsters such as Terence Kongolo, Memphis Depay and Jean Paul Boetius.

PSG right back Gregory van der Wiel was a shock omission, while Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk, Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel, and Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen also miss out.

The full squad is:

Goalkeepers: Tim Krul (Newcastle), Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Jeroen Zoet (PSV), Michael Vorm (Swansea)

Defenders: Daley Blind (Ajax), Joel Veltman (Ajax), Paul Verhaegh (Augsburg), Karim Rekik (PSV), Daryl Janmaat (Feyenoord), Terence Kongolo (Feyenoord), Stefan de Vrij (Feyenoord), Bruno Martins Indi (Feyenoord), Patrick van Aanholt (Vitesse), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa)

Midfielders: Leroy Fer (Norwich), Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg), Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan)

Attackers: Klaas jan Huntelaar (Schalke), Jean Paul Boetius (Feyenoord), Quincy Promes (Twente), Robin van Persie (Man Utd), Memphis Depay (PSV), Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbahce), Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)




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