Days after being named the captain of the Netherlands, Arjen Robben suited up for a Euro 2016 qualifier against group leaders Iceland. Unfortunately, a groin injury forced Robben off at the half hour mark, and the Netherlands went on to lose the match 0-1.
Robben pulled up lame in the 25th minute of the match holding his groin. De Telegraaf quotes Robben after the match as saying, "It occurred in my back and radiated to my groin." However, it doesn't sound like the injury is too serious. He'll fly back to Munich on Friday to be checked out by Bayern's doctors.
Disappointment and anger were flowing through Robben's post match interview with NOS. "It's really incomprehensible." Robben preemptively called out people that will question his fitness by insisting that he "was very fit" and "super sharp in training."
19 - Arjen Robben played 19 Netherlands games in a row for the full 90 minutes before today's substitution vs. Iceland. Hurt.— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) September 3, 2015
As for the Netherlands, they now sit in third place a full six points behind second place Czech Republic. The more worrying issue for manager Danny Blind is that they are only one point ahead of fourth place Turkey. Their next opponent? Turkey... in Turkey,