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Bayern Munich’s Dutch striker, Robben sidelined for a month

Bayern Munich’s Dutch striker Arjen Robben has been ruled out of action for a month on Friday after picking up a groin injury in the Netherlands’ 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifying loss to Iceland.

Bayern club doctor Volker Braun revealed the player had suffered a serious muscular problem on Thursday night in Amsterdam which means he will be unavailable for the Bundesliga champions for four weeks.

Robben, 31, was substituted after half an hour during the defeat which has thrown the Dutch European qualifying campaign into turmoil.

He will miss Sunday’s make-or-break clash with Turkey with both teams hoping to salvage their hopes of making the European finals after woefully lacklustre campaigns.

Robben will also sit out Bayern’s Bundesliga game on Saturday against Augsburg, and the Champions League group stages games against Olympiakos and Dinamo Zagreb.

He joins Franck Ribéry on the injury list with the French winger out of action for six months with a persistent ankle injury.


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