ROBBEN RE­TIRES FROM IN­TER­NA­TIONAL DUTY

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Am­s­ter­dam, Nether­lands - Nether­lands cap­tain Ar­jen Robben sig­nalled the end of his in­ter­na­tional ca­reer on Tues­day af­ter his coun­try failed to reach the 2018 World Cup fi­nals.

The Bayern Mu­nich star signed off by scor­ing both goals against Swe­den af­ter a des­per­ately dis­ap­point­ing qual­i­fy­ing cam­paign.

The 33 year old Robben scored 37 times in 96 ap­pear­ances for the Nether­lands and helped it reach the 2010 World Cup fi­nal where it lost.

"Four­teen years, it's beau­ti­ful, mag­nif­i­cent even," said Robben, who made his in­ter­na­tional de­but against Por­tu­gal in April 2003. "I will al­ways re­mem­ber the 2010 World Cup and 2014. Those are my best mem­o­ries. Dur­ing those two com­pe­ti­tions we formed a real team."

Ar­jen Robben

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