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Netherlands name strong squad

May 23, 2013
By ESPN staff

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has named a strong squad for the upcoming friendlies in Asia, with Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie named alongside the recalled Erik Pieters and John Heitinga.

Robin van Persie (c) is mobbed after scoring from the penalty spot
GettyImagesVan Persie will look to build on his title-winning performances for United last season

Holland's involvement in the Under-21 European Championship finals next month forced van Gaal to select an experienced side to take on Indonesia (June 7) and China (June 11).

A majority of the Oranje will meet up on May 29, although van Persie, Jonathan de Guzman, Dirk Kuyt, Robben and Rafael van der Vaart joining the side on June 3.

Netherlands squad: Goalkeepers - Kenneth Vermeer, Michel Vorm, Jasper Cillessen Defenders - John Heitinga, Miquel Nelom, Erik Pieters, Dwight Tiendalli, Ron Vlaar, Daryl Janmaat Midfielders - Lerin Duarte, Wesley Sneijder, Jonathan de Guzman, Rafael van der Vaart, Siem de Jong, Jens Toornstra Forwards - Jeremain Lens, Dirk Kuyt, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Ruben Schaken, Ricky van Wolfswinkel