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Netherlands Fail To Qualify For World Cup, Sweden To Play-offs

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The Netherlands failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup despite a 2-0 win over Sweden in Amsterdam on Tuesday.

Holland failed to pull off mission impossible against Sweden despite Arjen Robben’s best efforts

Following a disappointing European qualifying campaign, the Netherlands needed a win with a margin of seven goals to pass Sweden and finish second in Group A.    After a handball by Victor Lindelof the Dutch got an early penalty, which was converted by Arjen Robben with an unconvincing chip.

Robben then added a second moments before the break

After Kenny Tete missed an enormous opportunity to make it 2-0 from close range it was Robben again who scored. The Dutch captain smashed in a cross by Ryan Babel in the 40th minute.

In the second half the Dutch team was not able to continue with the same tempo and rhythm.

Robben broke the deadlock from the spot on 16 minutes

The Dutch already missed Euro 2016, which only happened in the 1980s when the “Oranje” missed out on the World Cups of 1982 and 1986 and the European Championships of 1984.

Arjen Robben could not inspire Holland to the most-unlikeliest of escapes

Group winners France defeated Belarus 2-1 on Tuesday.

Robben announced retirement from international football

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