Wesley Sneijder joins Liverpool star in Netherlands midfield following squad selection

Galatasaray playmaker Wesley Sneijder has been selected for the Netherlands national team intentional game against Greece on September 1 in Eindhoven and meet Sweden in Stockholm five days later in their first World Cup qualifier.

Sneijder is the sole representative from the Turkish Super Lig in the side and will be joined in midfield by the likes of Liverpool star Georginio Wijnaldum and Roma’s Kevin Strootman.

The Galatasaray star has been in great form and recently played in the Turkish Super Cup winning his second trophy of the season after the Turkish Cup.

Fenerbahce striker Robin van Persie did not make the cut as he has struggled for playing time at the club.

The Netherlands will be hoping to do better this time around as they finished fourth in the Euro 2016 qualification group.

The Dutch side will however, be without assistant manager Dick Advocaat who has now taken charge of Van Persie’s Fenerbahce.

Full Netherlands squad:

Goalkeepers
Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Jeroen Zoet (PSV), Michel Vorm (Tottenham), Maarten Stekelenburg (Everton),

Defenders
Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland), Daley Blind (Manchester United), Jeffrey Bruma (Wolfsburg), Virgil van Dijk (Southampton), Mitchell Dijks (Ajax), Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle United), Rick Karsdorp (Feyenoord), Timo Letschert (Sassuolo), Jairo Riedewald (Ajax), Kenny Tete (Ajax), Joel Veltman (Ajax), Ron Vlaar (AZ), Jetro Willems (PSV)

Midfielders
Riechedly Bazoer (Ajax), Jordy Clasie (Southampton), Jorrit Hendrix (PSV), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Davy Propper (PSV), Bart Ramselaar (FC Utrecht), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Kevin Strootman (AS Roma), Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool), Steven Berghuis (Feyenoord), Memphis Depay (Manchester United)

Forwards
Bas Dost (Wolfsburg), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Vincent Janssen (Tottenham Hotspur), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Jurgen Locadia (PSV), Luciano Narsingh (PSV), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moskow).

 

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