World of Sport

Arjen Robben stars for… Portugal?

World of Sport

You'd think that any footballer whose career sees them play for Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich would be pretty famous.

When that player has taken part in both World Cup and Champions League finals, you'd be even more sure that he'd be a star worthy of recognition across the world.

But not, it seems, if you're Arjen Robben: one of ESPN's Spanish language channels somehow thought the Dutch master was actually Portuguese in a massive billboard created to promote the station's coverage of Portugal's Euro 2012 match against Germany on Saturday night:

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Arjen Robben: Definitely not Portuguese. (@JavierAgustinSM)

The mix-up left poor old Robben on the wrong end of two defeats in a single day: after playing for the Netherlands in their surprise 1-0 loss to Denmark, Portugal then lost by the same score to the Germans.

This spot comes courtesy of our pals over at Dirty Tackle, who also discovered that SkyBet also got a bit confused by the very same fixture. Unless the city of Portsmouth has broken away from the UK and been admitted to UEFA without us noticing, they made a lovely boo-boo with their team logos for the match:

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(@oitimesthree)

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