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Arjen Robben, Netherland Captain, set to retire after failing to qualify for 2018 World Cup 

Netherlands captain, Arjen Robben, has retired from in­ter­nati­onal football after his side failed to qualify for a place at next summer's World Cup in Russia.

Robben scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Sweden, however, they were not enough for the Dutch to reach the play-offs.

The Bayern Munich forward 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.

He is joint fourth on the Netherlands' all-time goalscorer list, level 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.


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