Saturday, November 27, 2021

Robben gets clean bill of health

Holland received a boost here Thursday when Arjen Robben received a clean bill of health ahead of Friday's Euro 2008 clash with France.

The Real Madrid wideman suffered a groin strain on Sunday on the eve of the Dutch's 3-0 demolition of world champions Italy.

But after Robben had trained with the rest of the squad coach Marco van Basten reported: “I'm very happy he's recovered sooner than expected. He trained this morning and is fit.”

Van Basten, however, stressed that it was by no means certain Robben would figure against France in Berne.

With Robin van Persie, who has recovered from his thigh problem, also available van Basten smiled: “It's not easy bringing them back into a winning team but it's a luxury problem to have.”

Two Dutch players who will not be available for selection Friday appear to be striker Klas-Jan Huntelaar, who is carrying a calf problem, and defender Mario Melchiot after the duo trained apart from the main group.

Holland are top of Group C after beating the Italians and a win against France would see the 1988 champions through to the quarter finals.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

Become a Writer
More More
Top