Robben Almost Strikes Again; Netherlands And Costa Rica Go To Extra Time

Robben went down very easily on this run—though perhaps he took a tiny shot to the pelotas?—and earned the Netherlands a free kick late in the game. Costa Rica were immediately unimpressed and called it a dive, but the ref showed yellow, anyway. Wesley Sneijder stepped up to take the shot and blasted it off the… » 7/05/14 6:02pm 7/05/14 6:02pm

If You're Going To Scream At Arjen Robben For Diving, First Make Sure…

Here's a shirtless fan (with a carved "Y" of chest hair) verbally abusing Robin Van Persie as he leaves the Dutch hotel, yelling "cheater" and making diving pantomimes. Why? He thinks it's Arjen Robben. All Dutch people must look alike. » 7/03/14 12:45pm 7/03/14 12:45pm

Arjen Robben Apologizes For His Dive (But Not That Dive)

Arjen Robben blatantly dove multiple times in the Netherlands' comeback win over Mexico. He was also fouled multiple times. These happenings were not necessarily concurrent, though on certain plays they were, and they appeared to be on the final, fatal penalty call in the box. That's an unsatisfying summation of… » 6/30/14 9:04am 6/30/14 9:04am

Arjen Robben Gives The Netherlands The Lead Over Spain With Filthy Goal

So, when Robin van Persie scored the goal of the young tournament in the first half against Spain, we didn't think it could get much better. Then, eight minutes into the second half, this happens. » 6/13/14 4:22pm 6/13/14 4:22pm

Arjen Robben Carries FC Bayern To Champions League Glory

Bayern Munich just knocked off German rivals Borussia Dortmund, 2-1, in the Champions League final after Bayern winger Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute to win the match. It was maybe the best possible end to an action-packed match that was open and free-flowing from the opening whistle. It was also the best… » 5/25/13 8:33pm 5/25/13 8:33pm

Arjen Robben Rolled Into A Ball: The Photoshop Roundup (Updates)

Your responses to today's post from The Spoiler were so wonderful that we've decided to give them their own gallery. Add more to the comments section (or send them to and we'll update below. » 7/07/10 7:00pm 7/07/10 7:00pm

Arjen Robben: Internet Star (Gallery)

Fresh from registering their pixel-based horror at Robinho's Beardgate‘ fiasco, take a look at what the Interwebz' Photoshop goons have done with the above shot of Arjen Robben post-dive… » 7/07/10 1:15pm 7/07/10 1:15pm

World Cup Open Thread: Netherlands-Brazil

Which team's attack-and-smother tactics will win out? Can Arjen Robben continue to run free around the field, or will the Dutch get crushed in Brazil's boa constrictor defense? Comment below as you watch the game. » 7/02/10 10:00am 7/02/10 10:00am