Van Marwijk lashes out at Bayern

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MUNICH, Germany -- Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk has criticised Bayern Munich officials for suggesting Arjen Robben's thigh injury should have been spotted during the World Cup finals in South Africa.

Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hit out after a scan on Tuesday revealed he has suffered a tear in his left leg, but Marwijk has suggested he wasn't risked as they progressed to the final before falling 1-0 to Spain.

"We didn't take any risks with Arjen during the World Cup and discussed everything we did with the player himself. I'm convinced that he wasn't injured after the final against Spain," Van Marwijk was quoted as saying by De Telegraaf.

"Oranje have absolutely nothing to do with this muscle injury. Someone with this kind of injury would have been unable to sprint like Arjen did deep into stoppage time. Bayern try to make the KNVB look bad and that's simply not right.

"In my opinion, the medical staff of the KNVB even deserves a compliment for their work at the 2010 World Cup."


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