Spain vs. Netherlands: Key Selection Decisions for Vicente Del Bosque

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Spain vs. Netherlands: Key Selection Decisions for Vicente Del Bosque
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Spain open their World Cup campaign in Brazil on Friday with a rematch against their defeated counterparts from the 2010 final, Netherlands. 

Still ranked as the game's No. 1 side, Vicente del Bosque's world champions are expected to overcome Louis van Gaal's Dutch outfit at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.

As always, much of Del Bosque's glittering outfit selects itself, with the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Xabi Alonso, Sergio Busquets, Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba all certain to start.

Consequently, La Roja's decorated manager is likely to face only a small number of selection quandaries ahead of his team's clash with Netherlands on Friday.

So who will Del Bosque opt for in the positions that carry less certainty? What options does he have at his disposal?

The selection headaches facing the 63-year-old are presented across the following four slides.

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