Robben Re­tires From Nether­lands Duty

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THE HAGUE (Dis­patches) - Ar­jen Robben re­tired from in­ter­na­tional foot­ball after Nether­lands’ fail­ure to qual­ify for the World Cup was con­firmed with Tues­day’s 2-0 win over Swe­den.

The Bay­ern Mu­nich winger made his Oranje bow in 2003 and Tues­day’s match saw him win his 96th cap with a fit­tingly bril­liant per­for­mance.

Robben was the best player on the pitch against Swe­den and led by ex­am­ple as cap­tain, scor­ing twice to take his in­ter­na­tional tally to 37 goals and mak­ing him­self a con­stant threat from the right flank.

How­ever, Dick Ad­vo­caat’s side had needed to score seven times, leav­ing the third-placed team at the pre­vi­ous World Cup ab­sent from the party at Rus­sia 2018.

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