Sneijder omitted from Netherlands squad

The former Inter star has been dealt another blow after previously being stripped of the captaincy, while Paul Verhaegh is in line for his debut against Portugal
Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has opted to leave Wesley Sneijder out of his provisional 26-man squad for next month's international friendly against Portugal.

The Galatasaray playmaker was already stripped of the captain's armband for Oranje's Asian tour earlier this summer and has now been dropped from the team entirely.

Other notable absentees are Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg and Everton defender John Heitinga, while Tim Krul has been left out due to fitness issues.

New Chelsea signing Marco van Ginkel did make the cut, while fellow promising youngsters Adam Maher and Tonny Vilhena also received a call-up.

Augsburg defender Paul Verhaegh has made the Netherlands squad for the first time and could make his Oranje debut on August 14.

Full Squad:

Name Club
Kenneth Vermeer Ajax
Michel Vorm Swansea
Jasper Cillessen Ajax
Daley Blind Ajax
Ron Vlaar Aston Villa
Daryl Janmaat Feyenoord
Bruno Martins Indi Feyenoord
Joris Mathijsen Feyenoord
Ricardo van Rhijn Ajax
Paul Verhaegh Augsburg
Stefan de Vrij Feyenoord
Jordy Clasie Feyenoord
Marco van Ginkel Chelsea
Jonathan de Guzman Swansea
Adam Maher PSV
Kevin Strootman Roma
Rafael van der Vaart Hamburg
Siem de Jong Ajax
Tonny Vilhena Feyenoord
Jeremain Lens Dynamo Kiev
Dirk Kuyt Fenerbahce
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Schalke
Robin van Persie Manchester United
Arjen Robben Bayern Munich
Ruben Schaken Feyenoord
Ricky van Wolfswinkel Norwich