GINO van Kessel will miss Oxford United's visit to Portsmouth later this month after being called up by Curacao.

The forward, who turned 25 last week, was included in a provisional squad last week.

But he has now made the final cut for games against Bolivia on March 23 and 26, giving him an opportunity to add to his seven goals in 17 caps for the Caribbean nation.

It means Van Kessel, on a season-long loan from Slavia Prague, will be away for United's televised visit to Fratton Park on March 25.