Newcastle’s Tim Krul has not been in the best of form this season, and that hasn’t gone unnoticed by Dutch manager Louis van Gaal, who has cut the goalkeeper from his provisional squad for next Wednesday’s friendly game against France.
Tim Krul - cut from Dutch squad
The France game is one of four important warm-up games the Dutch have organized before the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
The three goalkeepers the manager has left in the squad are 24 year-old Jasper Cillessen of Ajax, who seems to be the number one choice these days, fit again Michel Vorm of Swansea City, who is 30, and a Newcastle target of last summer – 23 year-old Jeroen Zoet, who is now the number one goalkeeper at PSV Eindhoven.
Manager Louis van Gaal said the match in Paris next week is the last chance for players to show what they can do, before he picks his squad for Brazil, so Tim is definitely in the squad or definitely out of the squad.
But we think the 25 year-old could well miss out on Brazil this summer.
Fulham goalkeeper and former Dutch number one Maarten Stekelenburg has also been cut from the squad for the game in Paris.
Here is the remaining squad for the game against France next week:
Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Ajax Amsterdam), Michel Vorm (Swansea City), Jeroen Zoet (PSV Eindhoven).
Defenders: Daley Blind (Ajax Amsterdam), Bruno Martins Indi (Feyenoord), Daryl Janmaat (Feyenoord), Karim Rekik (PSV Eindhoven), Gregory van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain), Joel Veltman (Ajax Amsterdam), Paul Verhaegh (FC Augsburg), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa)
Midfielders: Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Davy Klaassen (Ajax Amsterdam), (Vitesse Arnhem), Stijn Schaars (PSV Eindhoven), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Kevin Strootman (Roma)
Forwards: Jean-Paul Boëtius (Feyenoord), Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven), Klaas Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbahce), Quincy Promes (Twente Enschede), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Robin van Persie (Manchester United)
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