(Reuters) - Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm was among five players dropped by the Netherlands from a provisional squad named last month as coach Louis van Gaal on Friday settled on his 23-man selection for two friendly internationals this month.
Van Gaal also handed a first call-up to Ajax Amsterdam's 21-year defender Joel Veltman and brought back Luciano Narsingh of PSV Eindhoven, who like Stekelenburg last played for the national side against Romania in October last year.
The Dutch meet Japan in a friendly in the Belgian town of Genk on November 16, followed by a game in Amsterdam three days later against fellow World Cup finalists Colombia.
Defenders: Daley Blind (Ajax Amsterdam), Stefan de Vrij, Bruno Martins Indi, Daryl Janmaat (all Feyenoord), Gregory van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain), Joel Veltman (Ajax Amsterdam), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa), Jetro Willems (PSV Eindhoven)
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