Bayern reach Robben agreement

Bundesliga giants and Dutch to play a match to cover losses

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Bayern reach Robben agreement

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Bayern Munich have finally reached an agreement with the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) in their long-running dispute over compensation for Arjen Robben's injury.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, president of the German club, has revealed that plans are in place to play a match against Holland in order to raise funds to cover the winger's rehabilitation period.

Robben returned from this summer's World Cup with a thigh injury after helping the Dutch to the final and he has therefore been unavailable to Bayern, who had threatened legal action.

But Rummenigge told German daily Munchner Merkur: "The Dutch want to resolve the situation.

"We've suffered sporting and financial damage. The solution is a match between the Netherlands and Bayern which will enable us to cover our losses.

"The two sides are in agreement with this solution."

Former Chelsea player Robben is set to play his first Bundesliga match of the season against Wolfsburg after the German winter break on 15th January.

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