Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has named his provisional squad for the upcoming friendly with France.

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boetius 9Van Gaal’s pre-selection for the upcoming friendly against France on March 5 has six players who have never taken the field with Oranje: winger Jean-Paul Boëtius (Feyenoord), midfielder Davy Klassen (Ajax), (Feyenoord), winger Quincy Promes (Twente), defender Davy Pröpper (Vitesse), defender Karim Rekik (PSV), and goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet (PSV).

His selection mixes newcomers and veterans. Noticeably absent from the selection are Rafael van der Vaart, Jeremain Lens (suspended), and youngster Jetro Willems.

The full list of his initial selection:

Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Tim Krul (Newcastle United), Maarten Stekelenburg (Fulham), Kenneth Vermeer (Ajax), Michel Vorm (Swansea City), Jeroen Zoet (PSV)

Defenders: Daley Blind (Ajax), Jeffery Bruma (PSV), Stefan de Vrij (Feyenoord), Daryl Janmaat (Feyenoord), Bruno Martins-Indi (Feyenoord), Karim Rekik (PSV), Gregory van der Wiel (Paris St. Germain), Joël Veltman (Ajax), Paul Verhaegh (FC Augsburg), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa)

Midfielders: Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Leroy Fer (Norwich City), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Davy Pröpper (Vitesse), Stijn Schaars (PSV), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Kevin Strootman (AS Roma)

Forwards: Jean-Paul Boëtius (Feyenoord), Siem De Jong (Ajax), Memphis Depay (PSV), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbcahçe), Luciano Narsingh (PSV), Quincy Promes (FC Twente), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Robin van Persie (Manchester United)




Spencer Steevensz (101 Posts)

I'm a digital/social marketer out of Chicago. I grew up loving Dutch football - total football is the only way to play. I support PSV in the Eredivisie, and whatever team has the most Dutch guys on it in any other league. Hup Holland Hup!