Posted: Saturday 31st May 2014 at 12:41 pm

23-man Oranje: Holland name 23-man squad for Brazil

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Louis Van Gaal has named his 23-man squad for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.

There are few surprises in the incoming Manchester Unitedmanager’s party following the withdrawal of Hamburg midfielder Rafael van der Vaart through injury earlier this week.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid star suffered a calf injury in training, as John Drayton of the Daily Mail reported, and VanGaal has called up Georginio Wijnaldum of PSV Eindhoven to replace him.

Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was delighted to see his name included in the travelling party, offering his glee on his official Twitter feed.

The Dutch face Ghana in a World Cup warm-up match on Saturday night before rounding off their preparations with a match against Wales in Cardiff on Tuesday.

Holland open their Group B campaign when they line up against holders Spain on June 14, with games against Australia and Chile to follow.

Van Gaal will step down from his role at the end of his involvement in Brazil to take charge at Old Trafford ahead of the new Premier League season.

Netherlands squad:
Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Ajax Amsterdam), Tim Krul (Newcastle United), Michel Vorm (Swansea City)

Defenders: Daley Blind (Ajax Amsterdam), Stefan de Vrij, DarylJanmaat, Terence Kongolo, Bruno Martins Indi (all Feyenoord), PaulVerhaegh (FC Augsburg), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa), Joel Veltman (Ajax Amsterdam)

Midfielders: Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea City), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Leroy Fer (Norwich City), Arjen Robben(Bayern Munich), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Georginio Wijnaldum(PSV Eindhoven)

Forwards: Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar(Schalke 04), Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbahce), Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev), Robin van Persie (Manchester United).

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