Holland's Jetro Willems ruled out of World Cup

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal speaks to members of the media after the Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at Costa do Sauipe Resort on December 6, 2013
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Netherlands left-back Jetro Willems will miss the World Cup in Brazil this summer after suffering knee ligament damage while playing for PSV Eindhoven.

Netherlands full-back Jetro Willems will miss the World Cup this summer after suffering a knee injury.

The 20-year-old suffered ligament damage in PSV Eindhoven's defeat to Feyenoord on Saturday.

Willems, who has been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal, seemed to be a certainty for Louis van Gaal's 23-man squad after starting throughout their qualification campaign when fit.

In a statement on the PSV website, the club said: "Jetro Willems is to miss the rest of PSV's season after having been ruled out for several months with knee ligament injury.

"PSV's medical staff reports that the 20-year-old left-back has damaged his knee. Willems hopes to be fit again for pre-season training."

Willems was the youngest player at the 2012 European Championships.

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