AMSTERDAM (AP) — Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk says winger Arjen Robben is likely to join his teammates at the World Cup in South Africa because his left hamstring injury isn't as bad as initially feared.
Robben injured the hamstring in a 6-1 friendly win over Hungary on Saturday.
According to Dutch state broadcaster NOS, Van Marwijk says he has "decided not to summon any substitute for Arjen. I want to give him every chance to still participate in the World Cup."
Robben is expected to join the team later this week. The rest of the squad arrived in South Africa on Sunday.
The Dutch play their first match against Denmark on June 14. Cameroon and Japan are also in Group E.