Dutch squad to face Turkey announced
THE HAGUE – Anadolu Agency
Dutch striker Robin van Persie of Fenerbahçe celebrates his goal during a Europa League soccer first leg playoff match between Atromitos FC and Fenerbahçe SK in Athens, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. Nikos Vichos/InTime Sports via APThe Netherlands national football squad for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey in September has been announced by the team’s newly appointed manager Danny Blind.
Blind has called on Galatasaray attacking midfielder Wesley Sneijder and Fenerbahçe's new signing from Manchester United, forward Robin van Persie.
Ajax defender Jairo Riedewald and right-back Kenny Tete are set to make their debuts for the Netherlands.
The Netherlands will host Iceland at Amsterdam Arena on Sept. 3 and play away against Turkey in the central province of Konya on Sept. 6.
They are in third place with 10 points in the Euro 2016 qualifying Group A. They won three matches, lost two and drew one match out of six.
Turkey are in the fourth spot with 8 points as they won two games, drew two and lost two matches.
Netherlands provisional squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Jeroen Zoet (PSV), Tim Krul (Newcastle United) and Kenneth Vermeer (Feyenoord)
Defenders: Daley Blind (Manchester United), Virgil van Dijk (Celtic), Jeffrey Bruma (PSV), Joel Veltman, Jairo Riedewald, Kenny Tete (Ajax), Terence Kongolo (Feyenoord), Bruno Martins Indi (Porto), Paul Verhaegh (Augsburg), Gregory van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain), Stefan de Vrij (Lazio)
Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay, Marco van Ginkel (Stoke City), Georginio Wijnaldum, Vurnon Anita (Newcastle United), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray)
Forwards: Memphis Depay (Manchester United), Bas Dost (Wolfsburg), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow), Jeremain Lens (Sunderland), Luuk de Jong, Luciano Narsingh (PSV), Robin van Persie (Fenerbahçe)