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Oranjevrouwen without the Sanden and Dekker for Algarve Cup

The Oranjevrouwen need the next week at the Algarve Cup in Portugal without Shanice van de Sanden and Anouk Dekker. The attacker of Olympique Lyon and defender of Montpellier contend with a bovenbeenblessure.

Stefanie van der Gragt is there again. The defender of FC Barcelona was a long time on the side because of injuries.

Van der Gragt made in June during the world cup qualifier against Slovakia (1-0 win) her last speelminuten as international.

Daniëlle van de Donk can also get back in action. The midfielder of Arsenal was missing in January during the practice game against South Africa (2-1 win) because of a muscle injury.

Coach Sarina Wiegman let Ashleigh Weerden debut in her selection. The 19-year-old attacker of FC Twente this season, one of the revelations in the Eredivisie.

The netherlands, first against Spain and Poland

The netherlands takes on the Algarve Cup, first against Spain (27 February, 18.15 hours) and Poland (4 march, 18.30), and on 6 march the finals to place 1 to 12 are finished in Estádio Municipal da Bela Vista in Parchal.

The European champion was last year in the final against Sweden, but that race was canceled because of heavy rain, which makes both countries winners have been declared.

The Algarve Cup, the biggest and also the most prestigious tournament of its kind, is the final preparation to the world cup next summer in France.

The netherlands encounter in the group stage in New Zealand (11 June, 15: 00), Cameroon (15 June, 15: 00) and Canada (20 June, 18.00).

The 23-strong selection of the Oranjevrouwen: Lineth Beerensteyn (Bayern Munich), Dominique Bloodworth (Arsenal), Merel van Dongen (Real Betis), Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal), Kika van Es (Ajax), Sisca Folkertsma (FC Twente), Loes Geurts (V/Göteborg FC), Stefanie van der Gragt (FC Barcelona), Jackie Green (1FFC. Frankfurt), Ellen Jansen (Ajax), Renate Jansen (FC Twente), Inessa Kaagman (Everton), Danique Kerkdijk (Bristol City), Lize Cup (Ajax), Desiree van Lunteren (SC Freiburg), Lieke Martens (FC Barcelona), Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal), Aniek Nouwen (PSV), Victoria Pelova (ADO Den Haag), Jill Roord (Bayern Munich), Sherida Pointed (Vålerenga), Sari van Veenendaal (Arsenal) and Ashleigh Weerden (FC Twente).

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