By this time next week, we’ll know the names of every player heading to this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Managers have until June 2 to finalise their 23-man squads and the competition for places is fierce. While some nations have already confirmed their final teams, Louis van Gaal has yet to whittle his 30-man squad down to the required 23. The Nehterlands boss is set to break the news to his players on Saturday, per Footaball Oranje:
Louis van Gaal said today he knows 20 of his 23 man Netherlands squad, and will inform the players of his decision on Saturday.— Dutch Football (@football_oranje) May 26, 2014
Here is a look at the 30 names all vying for a seat on the plane to Brazil:
Which players do you think will make the final 23? Post your squad selections below.
Statistics from Soccerway, unless otherwise stated.