Southampton defender could earn first Netherlands cap against Turkey

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Virgil van Dijk of Celtic in action during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Celtic and FC Internazionale Milano on February 19, 2015 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk could get his first Netherlands international cap in the Euro 2016 Group A qualification game against Turkey on Sunday 6 September.

Dijk could step in for Martins Indi who is suspended after being sent off in the 1-0 loss against Iceland on Thursday 3 September.

The 24-year-old defender joined Southampton from Celtic for £10.99 million over the summer and has already made 10 appearances for the Saints.

Indi was sent off for violent conduct and leaves manager Danny Blind with the tricky choice of picking potentially uncapped defenders to replace him ahead of a critical qualification game.

Turkey drew 1-1 against Latvia at the Konya Torku Arena last week and need to beat the Dutch side to overtake them and move into third place.

The Crescent-Stars drew 1-1 against the Netherlands at the Amsterdam Arena the last time these two sides met despite leading until the last minute. Galatsaray star Wesley Sneijder equalised for the Dutch in that game and will also start on Sunday.

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