Tim Krul

 
By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor

Tim Krul has made Holland's final squad for the 2014 World Cup.

Newcastle's number one, who has five caps for his country, had been named in the preliminary 30-man party for the tournament.

And the 26-year-old is one of three goalkeepers chosen by Louis van Gaal for the flight to Brazil.

Ironically, Krul made his Holland debut three years ago against Brazil, and kept a clean sheet.

Ajax's Jasper Cillessen and Michel Vorm of Swansea City are the other two goalkeepers in the Dutch squad. On Saturday, Krul was an unused substitute as Holland won 1-0 against Ghana in a friendly.

The news caps a good summer so far for Newcastle's goalkeepers.

Rob Elliot made his full international bow for Ireland last month and got married on Saturday while Freddie Woodman helped England to win the UEFA European Under-17 Championships in Malta.

And Jak Alnwick captained Newcastle at the Hong Kong Football Club Citibank Soccer Sevens, keeping four clean sheets in five matches as Peter Beardsley's Magpies reached the semi-finals.

Meanwhile on Friday, Magpies midfielder Cheick Tiote played the first 45 minutes as Ivory Coast lost 2-1 to Bosnia.

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