Orange coach Louis van Gaal was able to welcome a full squad into final training for the Nations League match against Wales. All 25 international players selected were present at the Zest training session.
In addition to losing goalkeeper Tim Krul, the Dutch national team suffered a few physical problems during this international match. Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen was absent against Poland last Saturday with a bruised knee, but he also appears to be able to play against Wales. Cillessen trained partly on Sunday and was back on the field Monday morning.
Playtime Vincent Janssen
He is expected to take his place under the bar again after Marc Felix defended the goal against Poland. Usually, Van Gaal returns to the team that Wales played away from, as he uses alternate spells in this four-game international period in eleven days. The national coach has already announced that Vincent Janssen will start playing anyway. The striker returned to the national team after nearly five years, but missed the first three caps in this international period, because he joined later due to his wedding in the United States.
Earlier in his career, de Brabander completed 17 caps, in which he scored 7 goals, and felt himself in training with Orange in recent days. After training on Sunday, Van Gaal spoke extensively on the field with Janssen and Nu Lang, who were assigned to the same team during the training match, and thus appeared to be preparing for a key place for the duo against Wales.
The match will start in De Queep on Tuesday evening at 8.45 pm and the whistle for Romanian referee Horatio Mircea Vicinek will be played. Orange plays in the black group this time.
Five international players on the brink
Five internationals from Orange are on standby after their first three Nations League group stage matches. This applies to Captain Virgil van Dijk, who is already on vacation, as well as Jordan Tees, Stephen Bergwijn, Stephen Bergwis and Groningen-born Frenkie de Jong. If anyone from this quartet receives a yellow card against Wales, they will be suspended for the away game against Poland in the Nations League on September 22.
Three days later, the last Nations League group match against Belgium is included in the programme. It is also the last international match before the start of the World Cup, which begins with the Netherlands and Senegal on Monday, November 21.
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