World Cup news

Sneijder ruled out

March 24, 2013
By ESPN staff

Holland midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been ruled out of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier with Romania with a groin injury, the Dutch federation (KNVB) has confirmed.

Wesley Sneijder is closing in on 100 caps for the Netherlands
GettyImagesWesley Sneijder is closing in on 100 caps for the Netherlands

The Galatasaray star was set to miss out after picking up the problem in Friday's Group D win over Estonia. Manager Louis van Gaal said: "We will to wait and see but if you are substituted after half an hour, I don't think you`ve got a big chance of playing". And Sneijder has now left the squad to return to Turkey.

AZ Alkmaar's teenage midfielder Adam Maher has been called up for Tuesday's meeting in Amsterdam.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.