Sneijder left out of Netherlands squad again

The Galatasaray playmaker has once again missed out on a call up to the national side for World Cup qualifiers against Estonia and Andorra
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has opted not to select Wesley Sneijder in the squad for next week’s international double header.

The 29-year-old midfielder has featured for Turkish champions Galatasaray in each of their three games this season, but has been left out of the Oranje’s 21-man roster for the World Cup qualifiers against Estonia and Andorra.

The former Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter star was also an absentee for the friendly against Portugal earlier this month.

PSV defender Jeffrey Bruma has received the call, whilst team-mate Jeroen Zoet has been picked for the first time.

Van Gaal’s side sit pretty at the top of Group D in World Cup qualifying, with a 100 per cent record from their six qualifying fixtures so far.

The Dutch will confirm a place at Brazil 2014 if they win both of their games.

Full Squad:

Michel Vorm Swansea City
Kenneth Vermeer Ajax
Jeroen Zoet PSV
Ron Vlaar Aston Villa
Bruno Martins Indi Feyenoord
Daryl Janmaat Feyenoord
Jetro Willems PSV
Stefan de Vrij Feyenoord
Jeffrey Bruma PSV
Paul Verhaegh  Augsburg
Rafael van der Vaart Hamburg
Stijn Schaars PSV
Kevin Strootman Roma
Jonathan de Guzman Swansea City
Georginio Wijnaldum PSV
Dirk Kuyt Fenerbahce
Robin van Persie Manchester United
Arjen Robben Bayern Munich
Ruben Schaken Feyenoord
Jeremain Lens Dynamo Kyiv
Ricky van Wolfswinkel Norwich City