Fit-Again Arjen Robben Back in Netherlands Squad for Euro Qualifiers

Arjen Robben, who suffered an ankle injury, missed Netherlands' first two international matches since finishing third at the FIFA World Cup.

Updated: October 03, 2014 18:12 IST
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File photo: Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben in action during FIFA World Cup.


The Hague: Fit-again Arjen Robben is back in the Netherlands' squad for European Championship qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Iceland, as new coach Guus Hiddink continues to seek his first win.

The Bayern Munich winger was the best player as the Netherlands finished third in the World Cup, but he was missing through injury as the first two matches of Hiddink's second stint in charge ended in defeats to Italy, in a friendly, and to the Czech Republic in the teams' first Group A qualifier for Euro 2016. (Also Read: Robben to Build Museum Dedicated to Himself)

Also back from injury was Schalke striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar.

Missing from the squad was veteran Dirk Kuyt, who announced his international retirement earlier on Friday.

The Netherlands play Kazakhstan on October 10 in Amsterdam, and Iceland in Reykjavik three days later.

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