But what presumably started out as a mild ankle dip quickly evolved into a full-blown wrestle in the shallow waves with photographic evidence suggesting that Kuyt tried to submerge his team-mate.
Kuyt, Robben and a beach pic.twitter.com/eoqimRnWU7
— Lucas Sposito (@harris__) June 9, 2014
Robben is expected to operate on the right-hand side of an attacking midfielder trio for the Netherlands – a berth Kuyt would desperately love to fill.
Fortunately for the Fenerbahce forward, it’s quite clear that the pair's scrap is nothing more than a bit of light-hearted fun.
It did however show that, for once, the Dutch camp exuded harmony despite reports of disillusionment and a clash between Robben and Bruno Martins Indi on Monday.
The Dutch’s opener with Spain on June 13 is a repeat of the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa.
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