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Man Utd striker, Bayern Munich dazzler, Chelsea defender among names in Holland squad

Holland boss Louis van Gaal has named a 30-man provisional squad ahead of next month's FIFA World Cup.

The Oranje manager has announced a preliminary roster with few surprises apart from the omission of Paris Saint-Germain defender Gregory van der Wiel who played in the 2010 final loss to Spain in South Africa.

Usual suspects Robin van Persie (Manchester United), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray) and Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg) have been named while Chelsea's Vitesse Arnhem loanee Patrick van Aanholt has gained a call up.

In the goalkeeping position, Newcastle United's Tim Krul and Swansea City's Michel Vorm have been named but Fulham's Maarten Stekelenburg has missed out.

van Gaal will trim his squad to 23 players by June 2 ahead of Holland's opening World Cup fixture against Spain on June 13.

30-man provisional Holland squad for World Cup


Jasper Cillessen (Ajax Amsterdam) Tim Krul (Newcastle United) Michel Vorm (Swansea City) Jeroen Zoet (PSV Eindhoven)


Daley Blind (Ajax Amsterdam) Stefan de VrijDaryl JanmaatTerence KongoloBruno Martins Indi (all Feyenoord Rotterdam) Karim Rekik (PSV Eindhoven) Patrick van Aanholt (Chelsea, *on loan at Vitesse Arnhem) Paul Verhaegh (FC Augsburg) Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord Rotterdam) Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa) Joel Veltman (Ajax Amsterdam)


Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord Rotterdam) Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea City) Nigel de Jong (AC Milan) Leroy Fer (Norwich City) Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray) Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg) Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven)


Jean-Paul Boetius (Feyenoord) Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven) Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04) Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbahce) Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev) Quincy Promes (Twente Enschede) Robin van Persie (Manchester United)

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