FC Bayern München midfielder Arjen Robben will not be involved when the Netherlands face Germany in a friendly in Hanover next Tuesday.

The Dutchman missed nine games in September and October because of an adductor injury sustained on his last international appearance and only returned to full fitness at the end of last month. It has therefore been agreed that he will play in just one of his country's two friendlies over the international break.

Mutual decision

“I’ve spoken to Arjen directly in the last few weeks and have also been in contact with his club,” said Oranje head coach Danny Blind. “We all agreed that he would play one of the two games, so the plan is that he’ll feature against Wales."

Following the Netherlands’ trip to Cardiff on Friday, Robben will report back to his club in order to prepare for the Matchday 12 clash at FC Schalke 04 a week on Saturday.

The Dutch, meanwhile, who have the Royal Blues' Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and VfL Wolfsburg's Bas Dost in their squad, will use the games as preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers having missed out on reaching UEFA EURO 2016 next summer.