The Dutch national team starts on Wednesday evening with Joël Veltman, Owen Wijndal and Steven Berghuis on the friendly international match against Spain.

The team of national coach Frank de Boer plays again in the familiar 4-3-3 line-up.

Veltman is preferred to Stefan de Vrij in defense and forms the central defense duo with Nathan Aké.

At left back, Wijndal will play his second international match, after making his debut in the exhibition game against Mexico last month (0-1 loss).

Daley Blind and Patrick van Aanholt start on the couch.

The defense is completed by Hans Hateboer.

De Boer had already announced that Denzel Dumfries would not be in the base.

The right back made his return to PSV last Sunday after a corona infection and was later added to the selection.

It was also known that Marco Bizot will defend the goal against Spain.

The AZ goalkeeper makes his debut for the Orange.

Tim Krul will be under the bar in the Nations League matches with Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sunday) and Poland (next Wednesday).

The Orange team is struggling mainly on goal and in defense with the necessary personnel problems.

Jasper Cillessen and Justin Bijlow both reported injured, while Jeroen Zoet is also suffering from an injury.

Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt are temporarily out of circulation.

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Avatar AuthorOnsOranjeMoment of places18: 22-11 November 2020

Klaassen gets playing time anyway

On the right flank, Berghuis gets a basic place again.

The Feyenoord attacker was last kicked off against Mexico.

In the previous international match against Italy (1-1), in which the Netherlands played in a 5-3-2 line-up, he was on the bench for the entire match and against Bosnia and Herzegovina (0-0) he fell in the second half .

Luuk de Jong and Memphis Depay are the other two attackers against Spain.

They were still the two-man vanguard against Italy.

There are no surprises in midfield.

De Boer has already announced that Davy Klaassen, who has returned to the selection after three years, will get playing time anyway.

The Ajax midfielder does start on the bench.

The Netherlands-Spain starts on Wednesday at 8.45 pm in the empty Johan Cruijff ArenA and is led by Italian referee Davide Massa.

Setup Netherlands:


Hateboer, Veltman, Aké, Wijndal;

Wijnaldum and Van de Beek.

F. de Jong;

Berghuis, L. de Jong, Memphis.

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