The Dutch national team starts on Sunday with Davy Klaassen in the Nations League match against Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ajax’s midfielder is preferred to Donny van de Beek, who starts on the bench. Owen Wijndal also appears at the kick-off.
Berghuis and Memphis start on the wings
Klaassen was last in the base for the Orange squad on March 25, 2017 at the World Cup qualifying match with Bulgaria (2-0 loss). Last Wednesday he made his comeback as a substitute in the exhibition match against Spain (1-1) after more than three years of absence.
The midfield against Bosnia is further formed by Georginio Wijnaldum and Frenkie de Jong. Van de Beek played the entire match against Spain and made the equalizer shortly after the break.
Several basic players were given a rest against Spain with a view to the Nations League duels with Bosnia and Poland (Wednesday). In the back, Stefan de Vrij takes over from Joël Veltman. He is the central defense duo with Daley Blind.
In the left back position, national coach Frank de Boer again chooses Wijndal. The defense is completed by right back Denzel Dumfries, who returns to the base. Last Wednesday, Hans Hateboer took that position.
In the front, the Netherlands starts with the same trio as against Spain. This means that Luuk de Jong will start again in the rush hour and the wing positions will be filled by Steven Berghuis and Memphis Depay.
It was already known that Tim Krul will defend the goal against Bosnia. In the exhibition match against Spain (1-1), debutant Marco Bizot got the chance on Wednesday.
The match between the Netherlands and Bosnia and Herzegovina starts on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Johan Cruijff ArenA and is led by French referee François Letexier.
Setup the Netherlands: Curl; Dumfries, De Vrij, Blind, Wijndal; Klaassen, Wijnaldum and F. de Jong; Berghuis, L. de Jong, Memphis.
Line-up Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sehic; Cipetic, Hadzikadunic, Sanicanin, Kolasinac; Cimirot, Pjanic, Krunic; Visca, Hodzic, Gojak.