Wesley Sneijder named Netherlands captain for Belgium friendly

Sneijder named Netherlands captain
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Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal names Wesley Sneijder as captain for the friendly international against Belgium on Wednesday.

Wesley Sneijder has been named Netherlands captain for a friendly against Belgium by manager Louis van Gaal.

The 28-year will skipper the Dutch for the first time in Wednesday's international after recently expressing his desire to lead the team.

The Inter Milan playmaker has filled the role of former captain Mark van Bommel, who retired from international football following Holland's dismal Euro 2012 campaign.

Sneijder will line up alongside Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Rafael van der Vaart, who will earn his 100th international cap in the match.

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