• Sneijder omitted from Netherlands squad
    15:55 | 09/08/2013

    The former Inter star has been dealt another blow after previously being stripped of the captaincy, while Paul Verhaegh is in line for his debut against Portugal


    Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has opted to leave Wesley Sneijder out of his final 22-man squad for this month’s international friendly against Portugal.

    The Galatasaray playmaker was already stripped of the captain’s armband for Oranje’s Asian tour earlier this summer and has now been dropped from the team entirely.

    Other notable absentees are Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and Everton defender John Heitinga, while Tim Krul has been left out due to fitness issues.

    Ricardo van Rhijn, Adam Maher, Tonny Vilhena, Adam Maher, Siem de Jong and Ricky van Wolfswinkel all made the provisional squad, but eventually didn’t make the final list, while PSV duo Stijn Schaars and Georginio Wijnaldum have been added to the team after initially missing out.

    Augsburg defender Paul Verhaegh has made the Netherlands squad for the first time and could make his Oranje debut on August 14.

    Full Squad:

    Name Club
    Kenneth Vermeer Ajax
    Michel Vorm Swansea
    Jasper Cillessen Ajax
    Daley Blind Ajax
    Ron Vlaar Aston Villa
    Daryl Janmaat Feyenoord
    Bruno Martins Indi Feyenoord
    Joris Mathijsen Feyenoord
    Paul Verhaegh Augsburg
    Stefan de Vrij Feyenoord
    Stijn Schaars PSV
    Marco van Ginkel Chelsea
    Jonathan de Guzman Swansea
    Georginio Wijnaldum PSV
    Kevin Strootman Roma
    Rafael van der Vaart Hamburg
    Jeremain Lens Dynamo Kiev
    Dirk Kuyt Fenerbahce
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Schalke
    Robin van Persie Manchester United
    Arjen Robben Bayern Munich
    Ruben Schaken Feyenoord

    According to Goal

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