World Cup 2014: Dutch Federation Hits Back at Arjen Robben Dive Reports

While media agencies reported that Arjen Robben had admitted to diving falsely in the match against Mexico, the Dutch Football Association has said that an official statement from the player will be made shortly and no assumptions should be made till then.

updated: June 30, 2014 20:37 IST
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Netherlands' Arjen Robben 'admitted' to falsely diving to earn a penalty against Mexico.

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Amsterdam: The Dutch Football Association on Monday hit back at reporting of comments by Arjen Robben on the penalties he claimed in the World Cup victory over Mexico.

The association, the KNVB, said Robben's comments, in which he admitted diving to try and get a penalty in the first half, were interpreted "completely wrong".

It added that Robben would make a statement later in the day. "KNVB is unpleasantly suprised by publications in the media about the Dutch penalty in the match versus Mexico," read a statement.

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