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  • Updated: November 11, 2022

World Cup: Cillessen, Van de Beek Out, Simmons In Netherlands Squad [FULL LIST]

World Cup: Cillessen, Van de Beek Out, Simmons In Netherland

Netherlands National Team

Louis Van Gaal has released his 26-man team for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar with youngster Xavi Simmons picked and Van de Beek dropped from the list.

Memphis Depay also made the cut despite an injury and have not played a minute since October after the International break with the Dutch team.

First-choice keeper, Jasper Cillessen was completely left out after being picked for 2014, and Euro 2020 but was later dropped due to a positive test for COVID-19.

Jasper Cillessen

Reports claim that Cillessen, who now plays for Dutch club NEC in the Eredivisie, is furious with the decision and ‘exploded with anger' when he was informed on Friday morning.

Netherlands’ World Cup run begins against Senegal on November 21, while they will also play tournament hosts Qatar and Ecuador in Group A.

Netherlands Squad:

Goalkeepers: Justin Bijlow (Feyenoord), Remko Pasveer (Ajax), Andries Noppert (sc Heerenveen)

Defenders: Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Nathan Aké (Manchester City), Daley Blind (Ajax), Jurriën Timber (Ajax), Denzel Dumfries (Internazionale), Stefan de Vrij (Internazionale), Mathijs de Ligt (Bayern Munich), Tyrell Malacia (Manchester United), Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen)

Midfielders: Frenkie de Jong (FC Barcelona), Steven Berghuis (Ajax), Davy Klaassen (Ajax), Teun Koopmeiners (Atalanta), Cody Gakpo (PSV), Marten de Roon (Atalanta), Kenneth Taylor (Ajax), Xavi Simons (PSV)

Forwards: Memphis Depay (FC Barcelona), Steven Bergwijn (Ajax), Vincent Janssen (Royal Antwerp FC), Luuk de Jong (PSV), Noa Lang (Club Brugge), Wout Weghorst (Beşiktaş)

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