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Sport Sneijder given farewell match by Netherlands in September

20:51  23 april  2018
20:51  23 april  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder said he "enjoyed every second on the pitch" after retiring Memphis Depay scored a brace to inspire Netherlands on home soil and Sneijder heaped praise on "Wesley was a big inspiration for me. [That he gave me his shirt and his number 10] Is a big sign of

Wesley Sneijder will say goodbye to the Dutch national team on September 6th as Netherlands host Peru at the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Sneijder announced his international retirement in early March after holding talks with Ronald Koeman, but was not given a farewell during the friendlies with England

Wesley Sneijder holding a football ball © Soccrates Images / Getty Images Sport / Getty The Dutch national team has earmarked a September friendly as a farewell match for midfielder Wesley Sneijder, who is stepping away from the international game.

The 33-year-old is currently playing for Al-Gharafa in Qatar after a forgettable spell with Nice, and used his move to the Gulf State to announce his retirement from international football in March, thereby clearing the way for younger players to have opportunities in Ronald Koeman's Netherlands setup.

Sneijder's final match will be against Peru on Sept. 6 at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam.

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Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder said he "enjoyed every second on the pitch" after retiring Memphis Depay scored a brace to inspire Netherlands on home soil and Sneijder heaped praise on "Wesley was a big inspiration for me. [That he gave me his shirt and his number 10] Is a big sign of

Sneijder suffered another misfortune on 26 September as he was taken off after 26 minutes in the Sneijder was yet again named on FIFA's website as the Budweiser man of the match according to In the quarter-final, Sneijder scored the Netherlands ' third penalty kick in a 4–3 penalty shootout defeat

Sneijder has scored 31 goals across 133 caps for his country, and was a prominent member of the squads that finished second at the 2010 World Cup and third in the 2014 edition. At club level, he clinched the Champions League with Jose Mourinho's Inter, and also enjoyed success with Ajax, Real Madrid, and Galatasaray.

"When I left, I knew, of course, the influence that this move to Qatar could have on my career as an international," Sneijder said when he retired from Netherlands duty last month.

"In addition, I understand that Koeman wants to make a new beginning with other, younger players. We were very open and that was a very pleasant conversation. I respect his choice."

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