Danny Blind has named a 28-man provisional squad for Netherlands crucial Euro 2016 qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Czech Republic.

  • By Michael Bell
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el ghazi oraneNetherlands need to beat both Kazakhstan and the Czech Republic, whilst hoping Turkey lose to either Iceland or Czech Republic if they are to finish third in the group and reach the play-offs. Netherlands travel to Kazakhstan on the 10th of October and then host the Czech Republic three days later.

Blind has decided to call up Ajax winger Anwar El Ghazi for the first time, possible to stop the Eredivisie top scorer from following Hakim Ziyech and representing Morocco, while Feyenoor right back Rick Karsdorp is also in the squad for the first time.

The full squad is as follows:

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

Defenders: Kenny Tete (Ajax), Rick Karsdorp (Feyenoord), Jairo Riedewald (Ajax), Joel Veltman (Ajax), Jeffrey Bruma (PSV), Virgil van Dijk (Southampton), Karim Rekik (Marseille), Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United), Terence Kongolo (Feyenoord), Daley Blind (Manchester United)

Midfielders: Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United), Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Ibrahim Afellay (Stoke City)

Attackers: Memphis Depay (Manchester United), Anwar El Ghazi (Ajax), Luciano Narsingh (PSV), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow), Klaas jan Huntelaar (Schalke), Robin van Persie (Fenerbahce), Bas Dost (Wolfsburg), Jeremain Lens (Sunderland)

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