Arjen Robben has retired from international duty having won 96 caps for the Netherlands
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from international football on the day the Netherlands failed to book their place at the 2018 World Cup.
Robben, the Bayern Munich winger, netted both goals during Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat of Sweden, which was not enough to overtake them in the hunt for a place in Russia next summer.
The Dutch had to win by a seven-goal margin, but in failing to do so they will sit out their second successive international tournament – having also failed to qualify for Euro 2016.
After the final whistle in Amsterdam, Robben said: “It’s a good time to pass the torch to the next generation.”