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Sneijder gets Netherlands recall

Created on 15 Mar., 2013 6:14 PM GMT

Wesley Sneijder, Maarten Stekelenburg and Rafael van der Vaart are among the inclusions for Netherlands' World Cup qualifiers next week.

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has also opted to include Feyenoord youngster Tonny Vilhena in his 23-man provisional squad for the upcoming qualifiers against Estonia and Romania.

Vilhena, 18, has been in sublime form for Feyenoord so far this season and could make his senior debut only weeks after he was capped at Under-21 level for the first time.

Meanwhile, Sneijder, Stekelenburg and Van der Vaart make their comeback after missing the international friendly against Italy last month.

Ron Vlaar, Bruno Martins Indi and Jeremain Lens missed out on the initial squad, but have now received a call-up, while Jean-Paul Boetius, Mike van der Hoorn, Jetro Willems, Bas Dost and Adam Maher were all cut from the provisional roster.

However, Tim Krul and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar are among those who miss out due to injury.

The match against Estonia takes place at the Amsterdam ArenA on March 22, before Oranje host Romania four days later.

Netherlands squad:
Goalkeepers: Kenneth Vermeer, Michel Vorm, Maarten Stekelenburg
Defenders: Daley Blind, Ron Vlaar, Daryl Janmaat, Bruno Martins Indi, Joris Mathijsen, Ricardo van Rhijn, Stefan de Vrij
Midfielders: Jordy Clasie, Wesley Sneijder, Jonathan de Guzman, Kevin Strootman, Rafael van der Vaart, Siem de Jong, Tonny Vilhena
Forwards: Jeremain Lens, Dirk Kuyt, Ola John, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Ruben Schaken

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