[WORLD CUP 2014] Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal cut his World Cup team down to 23 players ahead of Saturday's friendly against Ghana. There were no surprises in the final six cuts after injured veteran Rafael van der Vaart was ruled out of the tournament.
Patrick van Aanholt, Karim Rekik, Tonny Vilhena, Quincy Promes, Jean-Paul Boetius and goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet were also cut.
Netherlands Roster (23 Players)
Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Tim Krul (Newcastle/ENG), Michel Vorm (Swansea/WAL)
Defenders: Daley Blind
(Ajax), Daryl Janmaat (Feyenoord), Terence Kongolo (Feyenoord), Bruno Martins Indi (Feyenoord), Joel Veltman (Ajax), Paul Verhaegh (Augsburg/GER), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa/ENG), Stefan de Vrij
Midfielders: Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Leroy Fer (Norwich/ENG), Jonathan De Guzman (Swansea/WAL), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan/ITA), Wesley
Sneijder (Galatasaray/TUR), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV)
Forwards: Memphis Depay (PSV), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04/GER), Dirk Kuijt (Fenerbahce/TUR),
Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev/UKR), Robin van Persie (Man. United/ENG), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich/GER).