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France and Portugal to world cup, the Netherlands is disabled

France and Portugal have Tuesday placed for the world cup in Russia. The netherlands failed to with more than six goals difference from Sweden to win, and is turned off. Arjen Robben made after known his last game for the Orange played.

Ryan Babel, Arjen Robben, Vincent Janssen, Memphis Depay to leave the field after the Dutch national team did not qualify for the world cup in Russia. © REUTERS

Arjen Robben gave the Netherlands after a quarter of an hour (16.) hope after Swedish handplay a penalty to convert. Also in the second of Robben shortly before the rest (40.) after a wonderful shot, there was again hope, but it remained at 2-0.

Also in group A brought Antoine Griezmann the French after half an hour (28.) on lead. The world cup, France still hardly escape. A moment later, if the French fans their tickets to Russia final book, when Olivier Giroud for the 2-0 against the nets worked. Just before the break made Anton Saroka (45.) the aansluitingstreffer. France is top of their group with 23 points, Sweden with 19 points, said. The Netherlands also ends with 19 points.

Luxembourg was on the last day a tip from the fire, dragging by a 1-1 draw against Bulgaria. In group B gave Switzerland, that not a single point left, the qualifier is against European champion Spain. Just before the break made Johan Djourou (42.) an owngoal after a small hour lap André Silva , the Portuguese finally to Russia. Both countries end up with 27 points, but Portugal has a better goal difference. Switzerland plays off.

The other four countries in the group were already long-off for the world cup. Hungary took the 1-0 against Faroe islands, Latvia finished off with a spacious 4-0 victory against Andorra.

Robben stop

Robben made after the match against Sweden that he stops as a player of the Dutch national team. ‘The man of glass has the best long-sustained,” said Robben with a laugh, referring to the nickname that he got because of his many injuries. “I have long thought about. A long time back I already considered stopping, but then I still continued. I am now 33 years old, I play at a top club in Europe, then you have to make choices. I’m now full focus on my club. This is a good time to the baton.’

The 33-year-old Groninger made his debut on 30 april 2003 as a substitute in the friendly against Portugal (1-1). His first goal made Robben a half years later, in his third international match against Moldova (5-0). The wing tips and participated in three european CHAMPIONSHIPS (2004, 2008 and 2012) and three world CHAMPIONSHIPS (2006, 2010 and 2014).

‘That world cup in 2010 and 2014 are my most beautiful memories. We were a close-knit group, a close-knit team. I really enjoyed it, ” said Robben. ‘Fourteen years in Amber is a long time, it was beautiful.’

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