Locadia out, Hoesen in for Netherlands

Jürgen Locadia has withdrawn from the Netherlands squad for the UEFA European U21 Championship due to a groin problem, meaning a call for AFC Ajax striker Daniel Hoesen.

Daniel Hoesen of AFC Ajax in action during the UEFA Champions League group stage match against Real Madrid CF
Daniel Hoesen of AFC Ajax in action during the UEFA Champions League group stage match against Real Madrid CF ©Getty Images

Jürgen Locadia has withdrawn from the Netherlands squad for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship due to injury.

The PSV Eindhoven striker is suffering from a groin problem and Jong Oranje coach Cor Pot agreed to Locadia's exclusion. In his place Pot has called up 22-year-old AFC Ajax striker Daniel Hoesen, who scored on his U21 debut on 25 March as a substitute in the 4-1 defeat of Norway.

Pot's team begin their campaign in Israel against Germany on 6 June before further Group B fixtures against Spain and Russia.

Revised Netherlands squad
Goalkeepers:
Marco Bizot (FC Groningen), Nick Marsman (Go Ahead Eagles*), Jeroen Zoet (RKC Waalwijk**).

Defenders: Patrick van Aanholt (Vitesse***), Daley Blind (AFC Ajax), Mike van der Hoorn (FC Utrecht), Kelvin Leerdam (Feyenoord), Bruno Martins Indi (Feyenoord), Bram Nuytinck (RSC Anderlecht), Ricardo van Rhijn (AFC Ajax), Stefan de Vrij (Feyenoord).

Midfielders: Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Leroy Fer (FC Twente), Marco van Ginkel (Vitesse), Adam Maher (AZ Alkmaar), Kevin Strootman (PSV Eindhoven), Tonny Trindade de Vilhena (Feyenoord).

Forwards: Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven), Ola John (Benfica), Luuk de Jong (VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach), Florian Jozefzoon (RKC Waalwijk), Danny Hoesen (AFC Ajax), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven).

*On loan from FC Twente
**On loan from PSV Eindhoven
***On loan from Chelsea FC