With an unsuccessful bid to qualify the Oranje for the 2002 World Cup finals behind him, on this occasion, the coach of the Netherlands, Louis van Gaal, has promoted the “very good relationship” that he has with the Dutch players, further explaining that such harmony is “also dependent on the results”. Van Gaal will be pleased with his squad’s 2-0 victory over Wales in a friendly match this week and he has reassured fans that striker captain, Robin Van Persie—who was taken off the field during the Wales match due to a groin injury—will be in top form for the Netherlands’ opening match against defending champions Spain on June 13. Apart from Spain, the Netherlands will also need to keep an eye out for Chile, who are one of two “dark-horse” favorites named by the Bleacher Report this week. Additionally, if the financial sector is a force to contend with in world football analysis, then the Dutch will also be glad to know that Goldman Sachs has reserved a place for their team in the round of 16.
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