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Justin Kluivert gets Dutch call-up as new coach Ronald Koeman shows hand

New Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman has named a 33-man preliminary squad for this month's friendlies against England and Portugal, including a first call up for Justin Kluivert whose father Patrick was a national team stalwart.

The Ajax Amsterdam teenager was one of seven players to receive a first call up on Wednesday as new coach Koeman refreshes the squad after taking over last month following their failure to qualify for this year's World Cup in Russia.

Italian-based midfielder Hans Hateboer; Ruud Vormer from Belgian league leaders Bruges; Steven Bergwijn of Dutch frontrunners PSV Eindhoven and AZ Alkmaar trio Marco Bizot, Gus Til and Wout Weghorst were also included for the first time.

Koeman has kept faith with Manchester United's versatile Daley Blind despite a lack of recent game time and recalled fellow defender Jeffrey Bruma after a long injury lay-off.

Sneijder called time on his international career at the start of the week while Robben did so last year.

The Dutch host Russia-bound England in Amsterdam on March 23 and Portugal in Geneva three days later.

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