Several players have received their first-ever call-up for the national team as Louis van Gaal is keen to rejuvenate Oranje after a disappointing Euro 2012Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has announced his 24-man squad for the international friendly against Belgium on Aug. 15.
The flamboyant coach, who replaced Bert van Marwijk after Euro 2012, has included several new faces in his squad as Bruno Martins Indi, Ricardo van Rhijn, Nick Viergever, Stefan de Vrij, Adam Maher and Bas Dost are all in line for their official Oranje debut.
Khalid Boulahrouz and Mark van Bommel are two of the high-profile names who miss out on a call-up after a disastrous campaign in Poland and Ukraine, while Gregory van der Wiel, Ron Vlaar, Stijn Schaars and Luuk de Jong have not received an invitation for next week's game either.
However, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Rafael van der Vaart have both made the cut for the match in Belgium, despite supposedly having a disruptive influence at Euro 2012.
|Bruno Martins Indi||Feyenoord|
|Ricardo van Rhijn||Ajax|
|Stefan de Vrij||Feyenoord|
|Urby Emanuelson||AC Milan|
|Nigel de Jong||Manchester City|
|Rafael van der Vaart||Tottenham|
|Robin van Persie||Arsenal|
|Arjen Robben||Bayern Munich|