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Robben out for opening game!

Robben out for opening game!

Arjen Robben is set to miss the Group C opener against Italy on Monday after picking up a groin injury.

The 24-year-old Real Madrid winger sustained the problem in a closed training session this morning. 'In the first place, this is obviously a huge setback for Arjen himself,' said Marco van Basten. 'But also for the team this is a huge blow, as we have already lost Ryan Babel in that position. Together with the medical staff, Arjen will work very hard on his recovery and we really hope he can rejoin the team very quickly.'

Robben's form in the build-up to the finals had been highly promising. He produced an outstanding display in the 1-1 draw with Denmark, setting up a Ruud van Nistelrooy goal and scored his ninth goal in 33 internationals against Wales four days later.

With this news I think the starting XI against Italy will be...

Van Der Sar

Ooijer, Heitinga, Mathijsen, van Bronckhorst

Sneijder, Engelaar, Van Der Vaart

Kuyt, Van Nistelrooy, Afellay

Writer:orange_emu
Date:Saturday June 7 2008
Time: 8:05PM

Comments

0
damn - another joining Van Persie on the sidelines!
Al Billy
07/06/2008 20:16:00
0
you seen Van Der Vaart's other half - feckin lovely!
Al Billy
07/06/2008 20:17:00
0
few chuckles down the road at SB then!
Putney
07/06/2008 20:20:00
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Van Der Vaart's wife is stunning!! Dutch actress and tv presenter i think.
oranje_emu
07/06/2008 20:23:00
0
Robben injured - now there is a surprise!
merlin
07/06/2008 21:21:00
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Merlin, that was my exact comment. Honestly, I'm glad we sold him!
Fan of Blues
07/06/2008 22:18:00
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He was in my fantasy football team incosiderate git
howrad
09/06/2008 10:15:00
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