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Kluivert called up as replacement for Netherlands

Kluivert called up as replacement for Netherlands
By Reuters

02/09/2019 at 15:09Updated 02/09/2019 at 15:24

Justin Kluivert was named as a replacement for the injured Steven Bergwijn in the Netherlands squad on Monday, the Dutch football association (KNVB) said.

PSV Eindhoven winger Bergwijn aggravated a thigh injury during Sunday's 3-1 win at RKC Waalwijk in the Dutch league and joined Stefan de Vrij on the list of withdrawals.

De Vrij pulled out at the weekend after a muscle injury prevented him from playing for Inter Milan at Cagliari on Sunday but there is no replacement for him.

Steven Bergwijn, PSV Eindhoven

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Roma striker Kluivert returns to the squad for the first time in a year.

The Dutch travel to Germany for a Euro 2020 qualifier on Friday and then face Estonia in Tallinn next Monday.

Netherlands squad

Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen, Kenneth Vermeer, Jeroen Zoet

Defenders: Patrick van Aanholt, Nathan Aké, Daley Blind, Virgil van Dijk, Denzel Dumfries, Matthijs de Ligt, Joel Veltman, Stefan de Vrij

Midfielders: Frenkie de Jong, Davy Propper, Marten de Roon, Kevin Strootman, Tonny Vilhena, Georginio Wijnaldum

Forwards: Steven Berghuis, Justin Kluivert, Donyell Malen, Luuk de Jong, Memphis Depay, Quincy Promes