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Luuk de Jong included in Dutch squad

Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink has included striker Luuk de Jong for the forthcoming football matches against Mexico and Latvia to replace midfielder Nigel de Jong.

Luuk de Jong included in Dutch squad

The Hague: Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink has included striker Luuk de Jong for the forthcoming football matches against Mexico and Latvia to replace midfielder Nigel de Jong.

AC Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong withdrew from the squad due to a hamstring injury.

With the addition of the other De Jong the selection of Hiddink now consists of 23 players again. 

The 24-year-old Luuk de Jong played his last of seven internationals in February 2012 against England (3-2 win).

Ajax midfielder Davy Klaassen had already cancelled his participation due to a groin injury Sunday, was replaced by Queens Park Rangers midfielder Leroy Fer.

The Netherlands play a friendly against Mexico Wednesday in Amsterdam and a Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia Nov 16 in Amsterdam. 

The Dutch are under pressure after two defeats in three matches in Group A and are six points behind Iceland and the Czech Republic. 

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