Sneijder and Robben omitted from Netherlands squad for Italy friendly

Goal :    Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has opted not to include several accomplished stars in his 23-man squad for the upcoming international friendly against Italy.

Players including Maarten Stekelenburg, Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart and Arjen Robben have all been left out for the match in Amsterdam.

Stekelenburg has lost his starting berth at Roma this term, while Sneijder only just left Inter for Galatasaray after he was frozen out at the Serie A giants.

Van der Vaart and Robben on the other hand have been struggling with injuries recently, but featured for their respective clubs again at the weekend.