Maarten Stekelenburg broke his thumb on his right hand during practice on Saturday. Ajax’ keeper will be out of the running for four to six weeks because of this. Team captain Stekelenburg will therefore miss out on the coming matches. Keeper Ronald Graafland has been added to the selection.
Kenneth Vermeer won’t be able to take his place on goal for a few weeks yet. The keeper, who is recovering from an injury to his Achilles tendon, has resumed practice, but won’t be fit to play for a while yet.