Netherlands news

Van Gaal drops stars for friendly

February 1, 2013
By ESPN staff
Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart and Arjen Robben have all been left out of the Netherlands squad to face Italy.

Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal omitted the trio along with John Heitinga, Gregory van der Wiel and goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg due to a lack of match action at club level.

Sneijder has only just signed for Galatasaray after having been out of favour at Inter Milan, while Robben has featured just six times for Bayern this season and Van der Vaart has also ...

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