Euro 2012 qual. - Robben, Afellay to miss qualifiers
Coach Bert van Marwijk, who named his 23-man squad on Friday, replaced the injured duo with Jeremain Lens and Georginio Wijnaldum.
Robben has an inflammation affecting the groin and will not be available for Bayern Munich this weekend but Van Marwijk said: "I am keeping the door open for him if his injury improves next week."
Barcelona midfielder Afellay is still recovering from a muscle injury.
"Normally I'm not interested in stats like that but this is different," said Van Marwijk.
"This is based on our results the last four years and then it says something about what we are doing and that makes me proud."
Netherlands are top of Group E with 18 points after six matches, three more than Sweden, who will be their opponents in the final qualifying match on October11.
Defenders: Khalid Boulahrouz (Stuttgart), Edson Braafheid (Hoffenheim), Jeffrey Bruma (Hamburg), John Heitinga (Everton), Hedwiges Maduro (Valencia), Joris Mathijsen (Malaga), Erik Pieters (PSV Eindhoven), Gregory van der Wiel (Ajax).