Luc de Jong will also return. The striker was left out of the selection last time because he had too little rhythm of the match. Ajax goalkeeper Remko Pasfer and Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek are absent compared to the previous pre-selection.
The Dutch national team will continue its qualifying campaign for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Friday, October 8, in Riga (Stadium Daugava). The match with Latvia starts at 9.45 pm local time (8.45 pm in the Netherlands). On Monday October 11th, Team Orange meets Gibraltar in Kuip. In Rotterdam, the first whistle also sounds at 8.45 pm.
Louis van Gaal will announce on Friday 1 October, with the players reporting three days later at Zeister Woudschoten.
The full squad consists of Nathan Ake (Manchester City), Stephen Burgess (Ajax), Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham Hotspur), Justin Bello (Feyenoord), Daley Blind (Ajax), Memphis Depay (Barcelona) and Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool). Joel Drumel (PSV), Denzel Dumfries (Inter), Mark Flick (SC Freiburg), Cody Gakbo (BSV), Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax), Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Luc de Jong (Barcelona), Davy Classen (Ajax). , Theon Kompminers (Atalanta Bergamo), Tim Krul (Norwich City), Noa Lang (Club Brugge), Matisse de Ligt (Juventus), Terrell Malacia (Fyenoord), Doniel Malin (Borussia Dortmund), Devin Rench (Ajax), Martin De Ron (Atalanta Bergamo), Gus Till (Feenoord), Jorgen Timber (Ajax), Stephan de Vrij (Inter), Wut Wijhorst (Wolfsburg) and Georginio Wijnaldum (Paris Saint-Germain).
Lutsharel Geertruida is part of the Dutch junior pre-selection for the upcoming international match. The 21-year-old Feyenoord defender, who made a comeback last week after knee surgery, is the only addition compared to the former interim pick of national coach Erwin van de Loy. The Dutch juniors started the European Championship qualifiers earlier this month by defeating Moldova (3-0).
In total, Van de Looi included 33 players in his initial selection. The final selection will be announced next Friday. Van de Loy has to let ten players quit.
The Dutch juniors will play Switzerland in Lausanne on October 8 in the European Championship qualifying series. Four days later, Young Wells is the opponent in Nijmegen.
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