Bert van Marwijk, the Holland coach, will take no risks with his squad in their penultimate World Cup warm-up match against Ghana in Rotterdam tonight. Arjen Robben, the Bayern Munich winger, had been troubled by a hip problem, but joined in with the rest of the 23-man squad in a training session at their Austrian altitude camp ahead of the departure for Rotterdam this morning. "We will have to look at it," Van Marwijk said. "Arjen has a little bit of a problem with his hip. It is not serious, but in the run-up to the World Cup, we want as little risk as possible."
The Dutch - who cruised through their qualifying campaign - beat Mexico 2-1 in their last friendly with a brace from Robin van Persie, the Arsenal striker who is fit again following a serious ankle injury. Van Persie will continue to be monitored after a minor scare when he turned his ankle during training and needed an ice pack to prevent swelling.