The Hague — Injured Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has pulled out of the Netherlands squad for a key European Championship qualifier against Turkey and a friendly against Spain.
Robben, who has been in stand-out form for club and country, was substituted in the 24th minute of Bayern's 2-0 home defeat Sunday to Borussia Moenchengladbach with a stomach muscle injury.
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He had been due to gather with the rest of the Netherlands team Monday, but told coach Guus Hiddink he could not make the trip.
Hiddink did not immediately call up a replacement.
The Netherlands, third in Euro 2016 qualifying Group A after four matches, takes on fourth-placed Turkey on Saturday at the Amsterdam Arena and meets Spain three days later at the same venue.
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