FIFA World Cup: Fit-Again Robin Van Persie Ready for Clash Against Spain

After a series of injuries and a poor season against Manchester United, a rejuvenated Robin van Persie is fit and ready to lead Netherlands in the FIFA World Cup.

updated: June 09, 2014 20:44 IST
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Rio de Janerio: Van Persie completed the full group training at the Flamengo training ground and did not show any signs of injury.


Robin van Persie had a disappointing season with Manchester United, suffering from several injuries, but is ready to conquer Spain in the first match of the Netherlands at the World Cup June 13 in Salvador, he said here Sunday.

"I made progress in recent weeks," he said. "Although I have some minor groin problems, I would not call it an injury. I can't remember I played a match without minor niggles. I can manage that," Xinhua quoted Van Persie as saying during a press conference in Rio de Janeiro.

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