Manchester United attacker Memphis Depay has been left out of Netherlands' squad for a friendly against Greece followed by the World Cup qualifier against Sweden.
Veteran strikers Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of Schalke and Robin van Persie of Fenerbahce were also omitted from coach Danny Blind's 24-man party, while 21-year-old PSV Eindhoven midfielder Jorrit Hendrix earns his first international call-up.
Blind has opted for youth over experience ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualification campaign, but that...
Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane has announced his retirement from international football after next Wednesday's friendly against Oman.
The 36-year-old LA Galaxy striker will call time on his 18-year Ireland career having made a record 145 senior appearances for his country and scored 67 goals -- over three times more than his nearest rival.
Keane said in a statement: "Today, I am announcing my decision to retire from international football following the upcoming game with Oman on Aug. 31...
Wales manager Chris Coleman has confirmed that injured Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will miss the country's opening World Cup qualifier next month.
Ramsey was left out of Coleman's squad for the Sept. 5 match against Moldova after injuring his hamstring in the Gunners' season-opening loss to Liverpool on Aug. 14.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said last week the injury was only minor and that the midfielder is expected back after the international break.
His injury is a blow to Wales, though,...