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Robin van Persie

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Birthdate:  August 6, 1983    Birthplace:  Rotterdam, Netherlands    Nationality:  Netherlands    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  159 lbs    

July 9, 2014    Robin van Persie News

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Van Persie, who was battling a stomach bug and was an injury doubt for the Netherlands' World Cup semifinal against Argentina on Wednesday, started and playing 96 minutes but did not attempt a single shot during the match.

The game was a snoozer that eventually went to penalties, which Argentina won 4-2. Van Persie didn't appear to be bothered by any weakness from the virus at all, so he will likely be okay to play against Brazil in the third-place game.

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July 8, 2014

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Van Persie is suffering with a stomach bug and is considered a slight doubt for the Netherlands' World Cup semifinal match against Argentina on Wednesday, the AFP reports.

Van Persie has been an instrumental part of the Netherlands' trip to the semis and he'll be surely needed against a strong Argentina side that is capable of scoring plenty of goals.

June 18, 2014

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Van Persie scored in the 58th minute of Netherlands' 3-2 win over Australia in their second match of the World Cup on Wednesday, but he also picked up his second yellow card in as many matches, which means he will not be eligible to face Chile in a match that will decide the Group B winner.

Van Persie now has three goals in two matches, but his Golden Boot chances surely take a hit now that he'll miss out on a game. The match against Chile is vital, as the loser will be forced to face the Group A winner, like Brazil, in the next round.

June 13, 2014

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Van Persie scored two goals during Netherlands' 5-1 demolition of Spain in their opening match of the World Cup on Friday.

Van Persie scored a magnificent header to get the Dutch on the board just before halftime and they ran away with it after that. The Manchester United striker almost had a third, but it smashed against the top woodwork. Van Persie became the first Dutch player to ever score in three World Cups, a feat that Arjen Robben matched only nine minutes after van Persie's first goal.

June 5, 2014

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Van Persie suffered a slight groin injury Wednesday in an international friendly against Wales, the Associated Foreign Press reports.

Van Persie appeared to be in pain when he left the pitch, although he said after the match that he came off as a precaution. The Dutch open up their World Cup schedule against defending-champions Spain on June 13.

May 3, 2014

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Van Persie returned from a knee injury to play the final 24 minutes of Manchester United's 0-1 loss to Sunderland at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Van Persie only took one shot during the match, but it was good enough that he was able to return. With Wayne Rooney battling a stomach bug and a tight groin, van Persie could be in the starting XI for Tuesday's home match against Hull City.

May 3, 2014

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Van Persie, who has not played since March due to a knee injury suffered against Olympiakos in the Champions League, is available off the bench Saturday against Sunderland.

Van Persie was believed to be out for the season due to his knee injury, and he had been rehabbing in Holland recently. However, with David Moyes now replaced by Ryan Giggs, van Persie found his fitness and he could play a role, especially with Wayne Rooney sidelined with a stomach bug and a tight groin.

May 1, 2014

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Van Persie, who has not played since suffering a knee injury in a Champions League match against Olympiakos in March, could return for this Saturday's match against Sunderland, the Daily Express reports. "We'll just have to wait and see how he goes this week," interim manager Ryan Giggs said. "He came back last Friday and he trained well. He just needs to work on his fitness now so, yeah, he looked great."

Van Persie has been injury-prone for much of his career, and this season has been no different. However, there is no denying his ability when he's on the pitch, as evidenced by his 11 goals and three assists in 18 Premier League matches.