Picking the Best Netherlands XI of Players Not at the World Cup

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Picking the Best Netherlands XI of Players Not at the World Cup
Peter Dejong/Associated Press

When the preliminary squads were announced a few weeks ago, it was obvious Dutch boss Louis van Gaal had some difficult decisions to make. 

Ultimately, he had to leave out several youngsters and even a few of the more experienced players. 

There's a good chance other nations would have been happy to include some of these players. It's even possible to assemble a decent XI out of this group. 

Here, we attempt to do just that. 
Although some of the players included were in fact injured, none of them are retired. In typical Dutch fashion, the players will line up in a 4-3-3 formation.

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