Daley Blind
Daley Blind expects to be fit to face England at Wembley on 29 March Getty

Tottenham goalkeeper Michel Vorm has been added to the Netherlands squad for their upcoming friendly against England. The 32-year-old, currently Mauricio Pochettino's second-choice between the posts behind club captain Hugo Lloris, has been called up by manager Danny Blind as a replacement for Jasper Cillessen after the Ajax stopper suffered a broken nose during an accidental training collision with striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar at the Afas Stadion in Alkmaar.

Vorm joins Kenneth Vermeer of Feyenoord and Jeroen Zoet in the travelling party for Wembley, with the latter expected to deputise for Cillesen. PSV Eindhoven teammate Marco van Ginkel, currently on loan from Chelsea, is also a late addition to the squad due to a knee injury sustained by midfielder Davy Klaassen.


Another injury concern for the Dutch is Daley Blind. According to De Telegraaf, the versatile Manchester United defender picked up a hamstring problem on Sunday (27 March) and withdrew from training as a precautionary measure. Louis van Gaal's side return to domestic action after the international break against Everton at Old Trafford on 3 April.

"My hamstring is stiff," he said. "I [didn't want] to take any risks in view of the upcoming games. We have to [see] how it goes. But I don't think it's that bad."

The Netherlands are already missing Arjen Robben, with the experienced Bayern Munich winger having withdrawn from the squad prior to the 3-2 defeat to France at the Amsterdam Arena with a thigh problem. Wesley Sneijder, who skippered his country in that loss, has also been ruled out with his own hamstring complaint.

The Oranje will not be present at the European Championship finals this summer, despite the tournament's expansion from 16 to 24 teams. A dreadful campaign saw Guus Hiddink resign last June before the 2014 World Cup semi-finalists finished fourth in Group A, behind the Czech Republic, Iceland and Turkey. The defeat to France, which involved goals from Nigel de Jong and Ibrahim Afellay, was stopped in the 14th minute in order to applaud Johan Cruyff after the former Ajax and Barcelona icon passed away last week following a battle with lung cancer. The tribute will be repeated at Wembley.