Robben laments `grim` World Cup exit

Reuters| Last Updated: Jul 10, 2014, 05:42 AM IST

Sao Paulo: Dutch striker Arjen Robben rued his team`s "grim" exit from the World Cup after being knocked out by Argentina in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

"It hurts but we gave it our all this evening and it`s grim going out in this way," Robben told Dutch television after the game.

The Netherlands went out as they lost 4-2 on penalties after a goalless draw over 120 minutes in Sao Paulo.

"Unbelievable. It`s tough, but that`s what sport is about," said Dutch defender Ron Vlaar, who missed the first penalty. "I wasn`t nervous, I concentrated. It had to go in and it didn`t."