Marco van Ginkel has been named in a preliminary 27-man squad for Netherlands U21s upcoming European Championships qualifiers.

  • By Michael Bell

van ginkel fVan Ginkel has been injured for most of the season, and has not featured for Chelsea’s first team since suffering a knee injury back in September. However his return to the bench for the English side has prompted a recall to the Netherlands U21 side.

Netherlands U21’s face Scotland on May 28th before facing Luxembourg on June 3rd, with coach Albert Stuivenburg naming a strong preliminary squad for the ties.

His squad will be whittled down to 23 men, with some still hoping to be part of the first team squad heading for this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

Groningen forward Richairo Zivkovic, PSV midfielder Adam Maher, and Roda JC winger Guus Hupperts are all involved.

The squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers- Sonny Stevens (FC Twente), Warner Hahn (FC Dordrecht), Jesse Bertrams (PSV), Mickey van der Hart (Ajax), Stefan van der Lei (FC Groningen)

Defenders- Joost van Aken (SC Heerenveen), Hans Hateboer (FC Groningen), Nathan Aké (Chelsea), Sven van Beek (Feyenoord), Lucas Bijker (SC Cambuur), Mike te Wierik (Heracles Almelo), Stefano Denswil (Ajax), Doke Schmidt (Go Ahead Eagles), Mike van der Hoorn (Ajax)

Midfielders-Chris David (Fulham), Jesper Drost (PEC Zwolle), Kyle Ebecilio (FC Twente), Jorrit Hendrix (PSV), Marco van Ginkel (Chelsea), Adam Maher (PSV), Deniz Türüç (Go Ahead Eagles)

Forwards- Guus Hupperts (Roda JC Kerkrade), Ola John (Hamburger SV), Lesly de Sa (Ajax), Richairo Zivkovic (FC Groningen), Hakim Ziyech (SC Heerenveen). Bilal Basaçikoglu (SC Heerenveen)




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