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 champion Galatasaray in each of its three games this season, but he 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, while teammate Jeroen Zoet has been picked for the first time.

Van Gaal’s side sits at the top of Group D in World Cup qualifying, with a 100 percent record from the six qualifying fixtures so far.

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

Here is the Netherlands squad in full:

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