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Arjen Robben retires after Netherland failed to qualify for Russia 2017

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Arjen Robben retires after Netherland failed to qualify for Russia 2017
Netherlands skipper, Arjen Robben has retired from international football after his country failed to qualify for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

Robben scored two goals in a 2-0 win over Sweden however they were not enough for the Dutch to reach the play-offs as they needed to score seven un-replied goals.

The Bayern Munich attacker in his words said:

“It hasn’t been an easy decision but I am 33 and now must give my full focus to my club.”

Robben made his debut in April 2003 and won 96 caps, scoring 37 times. The ex Madrid player is tired in fourth place on the Netherlands’ all-time goalscorer list, along with former Arsenal forward Dennis Bergkamp.

Robben was part of the squads which finished third at the 2014 World Cup and lost the 2010 final to Spain.