The Netherlands U21 squad for the upcoming friendly with Portugal has been finalised with four new faces in the squad.

  • By Michael Bell
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zivkovic-utrechtJong Oranje host Portugal on the 15th of November in a friendly which will begin the preparations for the 2019 European Championship qualifers.

Art Langeler has decided to hand Richairo Zivkovic his first call-up at this level with the striker showing great form for Utrecht this season. Denzel Dumfries (Sparta Rotterdam), Damian van Bruggen (PSV) and Vito van Crooy (VVV Venlo) can also make their U21 debuts.

The full squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Hidde Jurjus (PSV), Joël Drommel (FC Twente)

Defenders: Nathan Aké (Bournemouth), Joshua Brenet (PSV), Damian van Bruggen (PSV), Kevin Diks (Fiorentina), Denzel Dumfries (Sparta Rotterdam), Wesley Hoedt (Lazio), Karim Rekik (Olympique Marseille), Jairo Riedewald (Ajax), Jerry St. Juste (SC Heerenveen)

Midfielders: Yassine Ayoub (FC Utrecht), Riechedly Bazoer (Ajax)

Attackers:  Vito van Crooy (VVV-Venlo), Oussama Idrissi (FC Groningen), Patrick Joosten (FC Utrecht), Ricardo Kishna (Lazio), Richairo Zivkovic (FC Utrecht)

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