The End Of Legendary Dutch Era: Arjen Robben Announces Retirement.


Arjen Robben announced his retirement from the Netherlands after his two goals against Sweden were not enough for the Dutch to qualify for the World Cup.

The Netherlands needed to win by seven goals to have the chance to reach next year’s World Cup in Russia.

“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.”

Robben, who has had plenty of injury problems over the years, was quoted by vi.nl as saying: “The man of glass has lasted the longest.”The Bayern Munich midfielder added: “I’ve been thinking about it (international retirement) for a long time.

“I have already considered it for a while, but then I went on. I wanted to finish this qualification.“I’m 33 years old now. I’m playing at a top club in Europe and I want to concentrate on it now. It’s also a good time to hand over the baton.
“I still feel very good and want to be at the top as long as possible.”

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