First call-up for Matthijs de Ligt and Wesley Hoedt

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KNVB Media
17 March 2017, 12:15

Matthijs de Light has received his first call-up for the Netherlands. - Photo: KNVB Media

Matthijs de Ligt is to join the 25-strong preliminary Netherlands squad for the first time. The 17-year-old central defender received his first international call-up as the Netherlands gear up to take on Bulgaria in a World Cup qualifier on 25 March and Italy in a friendly three days later. Lazio defender Wesley Hoedt is the other new face in Danny Blind’s national team.


Netherlands manager Danny Blind believes in De Ligt's qualities - interview in Dutch.

OnsOranjeClick here for the full Netherlands squad on our revamped OnsOranje Dutch website.

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