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Updated: June 6, 2010 01:24 IST

Robben injured as Holland thrashes Hungary

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Arjen Robben of the Netherlands scores during the friendly soccer match Netherlands versus Hungary at ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photo: AP
AP Arjen Robben of the Netherlands scores during the friendly soccer match Netherlands versus Hungary at ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photo: AP

Arjen Robben, the Holland winger, has been taken to hospital for a scan after leaving the field during his team’s 6-1 warm-up rout of Hungary today, with initial reports suggesting that the winger had injured his hamstring.

Holland’s coach, Bert van Marwijk, admitted he is very concerned about the winger's fitness but will not consider calling up a stand-in until the scan, scheduled for tomorrow, determines the extent of the damage.

“I would rather lose this match and have Arjen stay fit,” Van Marwijk reportedly said.

“He felt a sharp pain. That does not bode well. But I do not lose hope.”

Robben, who came on as a second-half substitute, scored two goals before limping off in the 85th minute.

Robin van Persie, Wesley Sneijder, Mark van Bommel and Eljero Elia were also on the scoresheet.

Balazs Dzudzsak had given Hungary the lead with a goal that seemed to expose frailties in the Holland defence, before the Dutch midfield took control.

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