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Robben Announces International Retirement After Holland Fail To Secure World Cup Play-Off Berth

Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from the Dutch national team on Tuesday after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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

Robben scored two goals in his 96th match for the , his 36th and 37th goal for the Dutch, against Sweden in the Amsterdam Arena. His goals were enough for a 2-0 victory, but not enough for a place in the World Cup qualifying play-offs because for that only a win with a margin of seven goals was sufficient.

Robben announced retirement from international football

After the match the player said he would quit from the Dutch national team. “I am 33 years old now, play for a big club in Europe and have to make choices,” he said. “I thought about this for a long time.”

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

Robben made his debut for the Dutch team on April 30, 2003, against at the age of 19. He participated in three European Championships (2004, 2008, 2012) and three World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014). He finished second with the Dutch at the World Cup in 2010 and third in 2014.

Robben broke the deadlock from the spot on 16 minutes

Robben then added a second moments before the break

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