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Winger Javairo Dilrosun gets 1st call-up for Netherlands

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman has selected winger Javairo Dilrosun for the first time for upcoming UEFA Nations League matches against France and Germany

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Friday, November 9, 2018

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman selected winger Javairo Dilrosun for the first time Friday for upcoming UEFA Nations League matches against France and Germany.

Dilrosun, who played in junior teams at Ajax and Manchester City before breaking into Hertha Berlin’s first team this season, is the only new face in the 24-man squad.

The Netherlands is second in Group A, behind leader France. Koeman’s young team beat Germany 3-0 in Amsterdam in its second match in the new competition after losing to France 2-1 in its opening match.

The Dutch take on France next Friday in Rotterdam before traveling to face Germany three days later in Gelsenkirchen.

Netherlands:

Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona), Marco Bizot, (AZ Alkmaar), Jeroen Zoet (PSV Eindhoven)

Defenders: Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace), Nathan Ake (Bournemouth), Daley Blind (Ajax), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Denzel Dumfries (PSV Eindhoven), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Kenny Tete (Lyon), Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan)

Midfielders: Donny van de Beek (Ajax), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax), Marten de Roon (Atalanta), Pablo Rosario (PSV Eindhoven), Kevin Strootman (Marseille), Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)

Forwards: Ryan Babel (Besiktas), Steven Bergwijn (PSV Eindhoven), Memphis Depay (Lyon), Javairo Dilrosun (Hertha Berlin), Luuk de Jong (PSV Eindhoven), Quincy Promes (Sevilla)

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