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Top 5: Best players at the World Cup

Robben had a superb tournament (©GettyImages)
Robben had a superb tournament (©GettyImages).

Arjen Robben

At the age of 30 years-old, the 2014 World Cup could well be Arjen Robben's last, but the Bayern Munich winger appears to be getting better with age.

He was instrumental in leading Netherlands to their third place finish, scoring three goals and causing problems for all opposition defences.

Robben bagged a brace in Netherlands' opening match against Spain before scoring a magnificent individual goal against Australia.

In his early days it seemed fairly straight forward to keep Robben out of a match, by fouling him and giving the feeling that he lacked commitment.

But his desire and resilience is demonstrated when he's constantly kicked before getting back to his feet and continuing to terrorise defences.

Robben has received criticism for going down theoretically but he shows brilliant skills to draw the tackle from defenders to win free-kicks and penalties.

He has been nominated on the 10 man shortlist for the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball and has surely got to be considered as one of the contenders.

 

 

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