• Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from international football 
  • Robben scored twice as Holland beat Sweden in Amsterdam on Tuesday night 
  • The winger was pictured in tears ahead during the national anthem 
  • His 14-year international career has been filled with success but also failure 

Tom Farmery For Mailonline

Dutch icon Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from international football on the same night he scored a brace against Sweden.

Robben scored both goals as Holland won on Tuesday night but failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup.

The flamboyant winger was pictured crying ahead of kick-off at the Amsterdam Arena.

Arjen Robben announced his retirement from international football on Tuesday night

Arjen Robben announced his retirement from international football on Tuesday night

‘It’s a good time to pass the torch to the next generation,’ he said after the game. 

The 33-year-old’s 14-year international career has been full of success.  

He was a key player for the Dutch as they finished as runners-up at the World Cup in 2010 before coming third in Brazil three years ago.    

He scored a total of 37 goals and assisted 29 times in the 96 games he played for his country.

Robben scored twice on Tuesday night as Holland beat Sweden at the Amsterdam Arena

Robben scored twice on Tuesday night as Holland beat Sweden at the Amsterdam Arena

Robben scored twice on Tuesday night as Holland beat Sweden at the Amsterdam Arena

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