On-loan Chelsea defender misses cut for Holland

Patrick van Aanholt, the Chelsea left-back who has spent the last two years on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, has been dropped from the Holland squad for the World Cup.

On-loan Chelsea defender misses cut for Holland

Patrick van Aanholt, the Chelsea left-back who has spent the last two years on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, has been dropped from the Holland squad for the World Cup.

Karim Rekik, Tonny Vilhena, Quincy Promes, Jean-Paul Boetius and goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet were also cut from the party which will travel to Brazil as coach Louis van Gaal trimmed his preliminary squad to 23.

Rafael van der Vaart has already been ruled out of the tournament through injury.

Van Gaal has included 10 players from the Eredivisie, including five from Feyenoord, and six based in England.

Holland squad:

Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Tim Krul (Newcastle), Michel Vorm (Swansea)

Defenders: Daley Blind (Ajax), Daryl Janmaat (Feyenoord), Terence Kongolo (Feyenoord), Bruno Martins Indi (Feyenoord), Joel Veltman (Ajax), Paul Verhaegh (Augsburg), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa), Stefan de Vrij (Feyenoord)

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

Forwards: Memphis Depay (PSV), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Dirk Kuijt (Fenerbahce), Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev), Robin van Persie (Manchester United), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich).

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