Zeist (Netherlands): Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal had to leave out captain Wesley Sneijder for the forthcoming World Cup 2014 qualification matches against Andorra and Romania Oct 12 in Rotterdam and four days later in Bucharest.
Internazionale midfielder Sneijder is suffering from a thigh injury. Arjen Robben, Jetro Willems, Bas Dost, Joris Mathijsen and Tim Krul are also on the absentee list due to injuries. Feyenoord forward Ruben Schaken and Ajax goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer make their debut in the Dutch squad, reports Xinhua.
Van Gaal decided to let Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Adam Maher (AZ) and Luuk de Jong (Borussia Monchengladbach) represent the Under-21 team in the final European U-21 Championship qualification play-offs against Slovakia.