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Robben ready to return from injury

Dutch international Arjen Robben says he is fit and ready to return for Bayern Munich after a six-month injury layoff that has kept him out of action since the World Cup

AFP, Thursday 6 Jan 2011
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Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben controls the ball during a training session at Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence (Photo: Reuters)
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The 26-year-old winger's last competitive game was the World Cup final defeat to Spain on July 11.

But his torn hamstring has finally healed and he wants to play in the German club's friendly against Qatar Stars League side Al Wakrah in Doha on Saturday.

"I would rather play today than in three or four weeks. I want to come back stronger than before," Robben told Qatari media.

Football giants Bayern are training in Doha, taking advantage of a winter break of the Bundesliga season which restarts on January 15.

They are fifth in the league, 14 points behind leaders Borussia Dortmund.

Bayern coach Louis van Gaal said Robben could play "30 minutes or more" against Al Wakrah.

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