Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Patient Holland waiting on Robben

Bert van Marwijk will have to wait until today to find out whether Arjen Robben will be fit for the World Cup.

The Bayern Munich winger came on as a half-time substitute in Holland’s 6-1 thrashing of Hungary on Saturday and scored two goals before being forced off with a hamstring injury five minutes from time.

The 26-year-old remained in Holland for scans when the rest of the team flew to South Africa.

The initial fear was that Robben would not be able to play in the finals and Van Marwijk is concerned he will be deprived of arguably his most creative player.

“I would rather have lost the game and still be able to take Arjen,” he said.

“But I have not yet lost hope.”

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