Emobot7 5 months ago Edited 261 7030 I didn't expect this when I heard of the results of the game between Sweden and Netherland but it make a lots of sense. The man is not so young anymore and WC 2018 was likely to be his last. Sadly, since he isn't going to participate after all, no reason to wait to announce his retirement from international football. :( Anyway, Robben was a great player for his country and its a real shame his international career had to end like this, however, there is not denying it was a incredible adventure he had as player, especially during WC 2010 and 2014 were he was on par with some of the greatest ever of the game. Yeah, he wasn't alway the most fair of player or the most subtle one, but he really was one of the greatest atlhete at his position in those tournaments and will mark the history of international football imho. I wish all the best for the rest of his club career and can't express how sad I am of not having the chance to see more of him for his national team in the future. I would like to finish with something he said to the press after announcing his retirement and that I do consider very true and fitting for such a great player: "The man of glass kept going on longest." Showing previous versions of this text.