National team boss Danny Blind has named a 36-man provisional squad for Netherlands upcoming ties with Greece and Sweden.

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blind press conferenceThe Oranje face Greece in a friendly on the 1st of September before the World Cup qualifiers begin with a trip to Sweden five days later.

Ajax left back Mitchell Dijks and PSV midfielder Jorrit Hendrix are named in the Netherlands squad for the first time, while Bart Ramselaar is another in line for his debut, having pulled out of the last squad due to injury. Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben is absent as he recovers from injury

Blind will name his final squad for the two ties on the 26th of August. The full provisional squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Maarten Stekelenburg (Everton), Michael Vorm (Tottenham), Jeroen Zoet (PSV)

Defenders: Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland), Daley Blind (Manchester United), Jeffrey Bruma (VfL Wolfsburg), Virgil van Dijk (Southampton), Mitchell Dijks (Ajax), Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United), Rick Karsdorp (Feyenoord), Timo Letschert (Sassuolo), Jairo Riedewald (Ajax), Kenny Tete (Ajax), Joël Veltman (Ajax), Ron Vlaar (AZ), Jetro Willems (PSV)

Midfielders: Riechedly Bazoer (Ajax), Jordy Clasie (Southampton), Jorrit Hendrix (PSV), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Davy Pröpper (PSV), Bart Ramselaar (PSV), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Kevin Strootman (AS Roma), Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)

Attackers: Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord), Memphis Depay (Manchester United), Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Vincent Janssen (Tottenham Hotspur), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Jürgen Locadia (PSV), Luciano Narsingh (PSV), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow)




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