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Netherlands - Turkey Preview: Captain Sneijder confident despite absent stars

Wesley Sneijder has called on his Netherlands team-mates to prove their quality against Turkey in Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier, despite the absences of Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben.

Van Persie and Robben, missing with an ankle injury and a muscle tear respectively, are big absences for Guus Hiddink's side, who have taken just six points from four games in a tricky qualifying campaign so far.

The third-placed Dutch lead Group A rivals Turkey by two points, with Hiddink handing in-form Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost the chance for his international debut while Sneijder will assume Van Persie's captaincy.

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