World Cup 2010: Arjen Robben Injured In Netherlands Friendly Win; Will Not Travel With Squad To South Africa

The Flying Dutchman had to abandon the game early...
Netherlands winger Arjen Robben had to limp off with an injury during the 6-1 friendly win over Hungary.

The Bayern Munich man came on as a second half substitute and scored just past the hour mark and again ten minutes from time, but failed to finish the game when he was taken off four minutes from the end.

Robben attempted a backheel but crumbled to the ground in pain as he clutched his left leg in pain with what looked like a suspected hamstring pull. He was able to get back on to his feet to trudge off the pitch with the assistance of the medical team.

There were worrying scenes as Robben went straight down the tunnel into the dressing room accompanied by Dirk Kuyt instead of just getting treatment on the bench.

According to Dutch TV, Robben has since been taken to hospital for MRI scans on his hamstring and Oranje coach Bert van Marwijk has confirmed that the 26-year-old winger will not travel with the rest of the squad to South Africa tonight.

Van Marwijk added in the post-match conference, "It doesn't look good with Robben."

Extensive tests on Robben's condition will only be carried out by doctors tomorrow [Sunday].

A clip of Robben's injury can be seen here.


The Netherlands came back from a goal down to crush the Hungarians 6-1 in their final pre-World Cup warm up friendly thanks to goals from Robin van Persie, Wesley Sneijder, Mark van Bommel, Eljero Elia and a Robben double.

Highlights from Holland-Hungary can be seen here.



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