Soccer-Sneijder left out of Dutch squad for Portugal friendly (Reuters)

AMSTERDAM, July 31 (Reuters) – Midfielder Wesley Sneijder has been left out of a provisional 26-man Netherlands squad for next month’s friendly against Portugal in Faro, the Dutch FA announced on Wednesday. The Galatasaray playmaker lost the captaincy to Robin van Persie two months ago during a tour of Indonesia and China with coach Louis van Gaal saying he should focus on his fitness. At the time Van Gaal told reporters: “If he (Sneijder) can become fit again then he can battle with other players in the squad. And I expect that an in-form Sneijder will play. …

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