National team boss Danny Blind has named a provisional 22-man squad for Netherlands upcoming matches against Belgium and Luxembourg.

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robben nethOranje host Belgium in a friendly on the 9th of November before the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup continue in Luxembourg four days later.

Blind has finally been able to recall a fully fit Arjen Robben, who missed the win over Belarus and the defeat to France last month through a rib injury. The coach also included a surprise name in the squad with Stijn Schaars earning a recall due to his fine form for Heerenveen this season.

Luciano Narsingh, Jeroen Zoet and Stefan de Vrij are out of the squad through injury, while Blind has decided not to name the likes of Kevin Strootman, Eljero Elia or Quincy Promes through injury worries. He will name his final squad next week.

The full provisional squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Michel Vorm, Maarte Stekelenburg

Defenders: Daley Blind, Jeffrey Bruma, Joel Veltman, Rick Karsdorp, Jetro Willems, Virgil van Dijk, Terence Kongolo

Midfielders: Wesley Sneijder, Davy Propper, Jordy Clasie, Stijn Schaars, Georginio Wijnaldum, Bart Ramselaar, Tonny Vilhena, Davy Klaassen

Attackers: Luuk de Jong, Vincent Janssen, Memphis Depay, Bas Dost, Arjen Robben

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