Netherlands vs. Ghana: 6 Things We Learned

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Netherlands vs. Ghana: 6 Things We Learned
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In their second friendly in preparation for the World Cup in Brazil, the Netherlands faced Ghana on Saturday. 

The match was especially interesting considering manager Louis van Gaal's recent switch to a 5-3-2 formation. The key question was: Would Oranje once again line up in this unusual system, or would the Dutch return to their traditional 4-3-3 setup? 

And what about Wesley Sneijder? Would the attacking midfielder play, and would he be able to reach his old form? Furthermore, how would Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie function as a strike partnership? 

Answering these questions and more, we take a look at the six most important lessons from the Netherlands' 1-0 win over Ghana.

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