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Defenders Martins Indi, Willems out of Dutch squad

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AMSTERDAM (AP)

Defenders Bruno Martins Indi and Jetro Willems have pulled out of the Netherlands squad to play its final match of the year, a friendly against fellow World Cup-bound side Colombia.

Martins Indi missed the Netherlands 2-2 draw with Japan on Saturday in Genk after straining a muscle in training. Willems suffered a knee injury after coming on as a second-half substitute.

Couch Louis van Gaal called up uncapped Vitesse Arnhem defender Patrick van Aanholt on Sunday as a replacement for the match against Colombia on Tuesday in Amsterdam.

The 2010 World Cup runner-up Netherlands took a 2-0 lead against Japan on Saturday before conceding twice.

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