Football: Soccer-Schouten added as Dutch make changes for Nations League matches

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Bologna midfielder Jerdy Schouten has been added to the Netherlands squad and Bruno Martins Indi handed a recall as coach Louis van Gaal on Friday finalised his choice for their 4 Nations League matches subsequent month.

It is the primary name up for the 25-year-old Schouten who has spent the previous three seasons taking part in in Serie A.

The 30-year-old defender Martins Indi, who performs for AZ Alkmaar and was previously at FC Porto and Stoke City, final received a cap for the Dutch 5 years in the past.

Van Gaal had named a preliminary squad of 30 final week for matches away at Belgium (June 3) and Wales (June 8) and residential video games in opposition to Poland (June 11) and Wales (June 14).

He trimmed it to 26 by dropping defender Owen Wijndal, midfielders Jordy Clasie and Marten de Roon and the putting pair of Arnaut Danjuma and Luuk de Jong.

Also minimize from the preliminary choice was Rick Karsdorp, simply two days after serving to AS Roma win the Europa Conference League by beating Dutch membership Feyenoord in Tirana.

Georginio Wijnaldum was the notable omission from preliminary squad as he has struggled for kind at Paris St Germain.

Mexican-based striker Vincent Janssen, who was shock choice a fortnight in the past, will miss the primary recreation as he’s getting married on June 5. The former Tottenham Hotspur ahead final performed for the Netherlands in 2017.

“Everyone knows that the agenda is already dominated by the coming World Cup. Soon there will be little time to prepare, so we must make the most of the available time,” stated Van Gaal in a press release launched by the Dutch Football Association.

“Only during this period and in September we still have the chance to see new players at work. That is why I now choose Bruno Martins Indi, Jerdy Schouten and Vincent Janssen.

“These are interesting players that I would like to see up close during a training camp, although I already know some of them of course. I would like to emphasise that everyone remains in the picture with us, including the players who have not received an invitation now,” he added.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Valencia), Mark Flekken (SC Freiburg), Tim Krul (Norwich City)

Defenders: Nathan Ake (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Ajax Amsterdam), Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus), Stefan de Vrij, Denzel Dumfries (each Inter Milan), Hans Hateboer (Atalanta), Tyrell Malacia (Feyenoord Rotterdam), Bruno Martins Indi (AZ Alkmaar), Jordan Teze (PSV Eindhoven), Jurrien Timber (Ajax Amsterdam), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool),

Midfielders: Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona), Davy Klaassen (Ajax Amsterdam), Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta), Jerdy Schouten (Bologna), Guus Til (Feyenoord Rotterdam)

Forwards: Steven Berghuis (Ajax Amsterdam), Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham Hotspur), Memphis Depay (Barcelona), Cody Gakpo (PSV Eindhoven), Vincent Janssen (Monterrey), Noa Lang (Club Brugge), Wout Weghorst (Burnley).

(Writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Toby Davis)

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