FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Robin van Persie recalled to Netherlands squad after 2 years

Robin van Persie included in the 24-man squad for 2018 World Cup qualifiers. He has not donned the Dutch jersey since October 2015

AFP August 26, 2017 17:14:38 IST
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Robin van Persie recalled to Netherlands squad after 2 years

The Hague: Dutch coach Dick Advocaat on Friday recalled record goalscorer Robin van Persie from the international wilderness to a 24-man squad for World Cup qualifiers against France and Bulgaria.

FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers Robin van Persie recalled to Netherlands squad after 2 years

File image of Netherland's Robin van Persie. Reuters

The Fenerbahce striker, formerly of Manchester United and Arsenal, hasn't donned the Dutch jersey since October 2015, having scored 50 goals in 101 internationals.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona/ESP), Maarten Stekelenburg (Everton/ENG), Jeroen Zoet (PSV)

Defenders: Nathan Ake (Bournemouth/ENG), Danny Blind (Manchester United/ENG), Wesley Hoedt (Southampton/ENG), Matthijs De Ligt (Ajax), Karim Rekik (Hertha BSC/GER), Kenny Tete (Lyon/FRA), Joel Veltman (Ajax), Stefan De Vrij (Lazio/ITA)

Midfielders: Donny Van de Beek (Ajax), Marco Van Ginkel (PSV), Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord), Davy Propper (Brighton & Hove Albion/ENG), Wesley Sneijder (Nice/FRA), Kevin Strootman (Roma/ITA), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool/ENG)

Strikers: Memphis Depay (Lyon/FRA), Bas Dost (Sporting Portugal/POR), Vincent Janssen (Tottenham/ENG), Robin Van Persie (Fenerbahce/TUR), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow/RUS), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich/GER)

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