Dutch out to make WCup mark even without Robben
Even without injured Arjen Robben – the last player to arrive at
the World Cup – the Dutch will seek to underline their potential to
win football’s biggest prize for the first time by kicking off with
an impressive victory over Denmark.
The two teams who won their qualifying groups with a combined
one defeat in 18 games go head-to-head at Soccer City on Monday
with both trying to show they can make an impact on the first World
Cup on African soil, despite the expected absence of key
Robben is definitely out with a hamstring injury and Denmark
striker Nicklas Bendtner is likely to be missing with a groin
While the Danes are realistically out to reach the last eight,
two-time runners-up Netherlands is aiming higher.