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Netherlands forward Robben vows not to change despite penalty furor after World Cup win


Netherlands' Arjen Robben celebrates after the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014. The Netherlands won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) (The Associated Press)

Arjen Robben says he won't change his playing style or personality after winning a decisive stoppage-time penalty in the Netherlands' 2-1 win against Mexico.

Robben provoked a furor after Sunday's round-of-16 match by telling Dutch broadcaster NOS he had dived in a first-half incident, but not for the penalty when he was challenged by Mexico captain Rafa Marquez.

Robben tells reporters: "I don't change myself, that is my personality. I think it's good."

The Dutch forward says he was "very honest" in the television interview.

Robben said at a team news conference that "sometimes you are punished for honesty."

Asked if he feared disciplinary action from FIFA for his comments, Robben said: "Not at all. Why?"