Orange without Sneijder and Pröpper in crucial duel with Bulgaria
Davy Pröpper and Kenny Tete are Sunday evenings in the base when the Dutch national team in the important world cup kwalificatieduel with Bulgaria in the Johan Cruijff Arena.
Coach Dick Advocaat gives Pröpper on the midfield surprisingly preferred to Wesley Sneijder.
The record international of Orange was last Thursday against France (4-0) on the kick-off, but could just as his team mates not impress at the Stade de France. For Pröpper, who this summer made the switch to Brighton and Hove Albion, his sixth international game.
Just like Sneijder is also Timothy Fosu-Mensah his goals will be lost. The 19-year-old defender from Crystal Palace started as right back against ‘Les Bleus’, but should be in such a position now to give way for Tete.
Lawyer made Saturday at the press conference already known that Tonny Vilhena at the kick-off against Bulgaria. The midfielder of Feyenoord replaces the suspended Kevin Strootman, who is against France two times, yellow and therefore red.
Robin van Persie is missing in the selection of Orange. The 102-fold international hit while subbing against France, injuring his knee.
So can Orange after a loss against France in the world cup still get
The netherlands need to win in Bulgaria to have a chance to keep on the second place in qualifying group A. Number one, France is already out of reach, while number two Sweden and number three in Bulgaria, respectively, three and two points more.
Only the number one of the group to position itself directly for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS next summer in Russia. The eight best songs two of the nine groups qualify for the play-offs.
The duel between the Netherlands and Bulgaria starts at 18: 00 in Amsterdam. The first duel between the two countries in Sofia in march, the last match of Danny Blind as coach, ended in a 2-0 victory for the Bulgarians.
Sweden is going to Sunday evening in group A on a visit to belarus (18.00) and France meets Luxembourg to 20.45 hours.
Drafting the Netherlands: Cillessen; Tete, The Free, Beware, Blind; Wijnaldum, Pröpper, Vilhena; Robben, Janssen, and Promes.
Preparation Bulgaria: IIliev; Popov, Terziev, Bozhikov, Zanev; Manolev; Chochev, Kostadinov, Tsvetskov; Zehirov and Popov.
View the programme and the position in the world cup qualification