Amsterdam - Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal has selected his final 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with injured Rafael van der Vaart of Hamburger SV the most notable absentee.

FC Bayern München winger Arjen Robben, striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of FC Schalke 04 and FC Augsburg left-back Paul Verhaegh, meanwhile, make up the Bundesliga trio set to represent the Dutch national side in Brazil, who open against Spain before facing Australia and Chile in Group B.

Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (AFC Ajax), Tim Krul (Newcastle FC), Michel Vorm (Swansea City AFC)

Defenders: Daley Blind, Joel Veltman (both Ajax), Stefan de Vrij, Daryl Janmaat, Terence Kongolo, Bruno Martins Indi, (all Feyenoord), Paul Verhaegh (FC Augsburg), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa)

Midfielders: Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Leroy Fer (Norwich), Arjen Robben (FC Bayern München), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray SK), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven)

Forwards: Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (FC Schalke 04), Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbahce), Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev), Robin van Persie (Manchester United FC)