Key Tactical Decisions for the Netherlands in World Cup Clash with Chile

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Key Tactical Decisions for the Netherlands in World Cup Clash with Chile
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On Monday, the Netherlands and Chile will go head to head to decide who will get first place in Group B. 

Finishing first could be of great importance. As things stand now, it might mean avoiding host nation Brazil in the round of 16. 

Consequently, both sides will be more than motivated to win, and for the Netherlands, manager Louis van Gaal will be ready to employ every tactical trick in his arsenal. 

Against Spain, Van Gaal deviated from his familiar 4-3-3 and used an unusual 5-3-2 formation. It worked perfectly: The Spanish were beaten 5-1.

Against Australia, the Dutch boss once more tried 5-3-2, but after an unproductive first half, he switched back to 4-3-3. Again, Van Gaal's tactical decision worked: Coming back from behind, the Australians were beaten 3-2. 

Here, we take a look at the tactical decisions Van Gaal will have to make against Chile.

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