Van der Wiel handed Netherlands recall

Louis van Gaal has recalled the right-back for the upcoming friendlies with Japan and Colombia, while there are also places for Paul Verhaegh and Wesley Sneijder
Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal has recalled Gregory van der Wiel to his preliminary squad for the upcoming friendlies with Japan and Colombia.

The 25-year-old Paris Saint-Germain right-back returns for the Oranje after some impressive displays for Laurent Blanc's side in Ligue 1 so far this season.

Wesley Sneijder has also been selected after impressing for Galatasaray of late, while Augbsurg's Paul Verhaegh also returns after earning his only international cap back in August.

Key men Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben and Kevin Strootman are all included too, as the focus on next summer's World Cup in Brazil intensifies.

Full squad:

Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Michel Vorm (Swansea City).

Jeffrey Bruma, Jetro Willems (PSV), Daley Blind (Ajax), Bruno Martins Indi, Stefan de Vrij, Daryl Janmaat (Feyenoord), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa), Paul Verhaegh (FC Augsburg), Gregory van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain)

Kevin Strootman (AS Roma), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Leroy Fer (Norwich City), Jonathan De Guzman (Swansea City), Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburger SV), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Stijn Schaars (PSV)

Robin van Persie (Manchester United), Arjen Robben (Bayern München), Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbahce), Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev), Memphis Depay (PSV)