Dutch trio out of upcoming international

2014-09-01 11:09
Arjen Robben (AP)

Amsterdam - Arjen Robben, Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Rafael van der Vaart have withdrawn from the Netherlands squad for international matches against Italy and the Czech Republic, the Dutch football association (KNVB) said on Monday.

Robben has an ankle injury, Huntelaar is sick and Van der Vaart a muscle strain. All three players are Bundesliga-based.

Attacking midfielder Luciano Narsingh of PSV Eindhoven, who has scored twice in seven international appearances, has been called up as cover as the squad numbers for the two away matches have been cut from 25 to 23.

The Dutch play a friendly against Italy in Bari on Thursday and then go onto Prague for their opening EURO-2016 qualifier against the Czech Republic next Tuesday.

Defender Ron Vlaar is also a doubt having suffered a calf injury in the closing stages of Aston Villa's 2-1 win over Hull City on Sunday.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who was the best summer signing in the EPL?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.