Netherlands v Chile: Predicted lineups

Published June 23rd, 2014 - 01:53 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

The Netherlands and Chile have both already qualified for the knockout stages, but the battle today will be for whom wants to take the first seed out of the group.

Both sides have been much stronger than expected as everyone believed that Spain would dominate the group but were proved wrong by two impressive performances by Holland and Chile.

In a match that should be exciting to watch if both sides were to go for it all looking for a perfect three for three record out of the group stages.

Holland will be forced into some changes with Robin Van Persie's suspension and Bruno Martins Indi having suffered a concussion against Australia. Louis Van Gaal will likely revert to a 4-3-3 system with Klaas Jan Huntelaar up front and Georgiano Wijnaldum coming in on the right side of the midfield.

However, Chile's intensity will be the key to the match as they have fought tooth and nail through the group to secure their two wins by never allowing their opponent any rest on the ball.

The Netherlands will have to match that intensity or risk dropping their first points of the group stage and risking a date with Brazil in their first knockout stage meeting as long as the host nation are victorious this afternoon against Cameroon.

Netherlands Starting XI: Cillessen: Janmaat, Vrij, Vlaar, Blind; Wijnaldum, Jong, Guzman; Robben, Huntelaar, Depay.

Chile Starting XI: Bravo: Jara, Medel, Silva; Isla, Diaz, Aranguiz, Mena; Vidal; Sanchez, Vargas.

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