Dutch soccer fans pose for a photo with a Chilean fan, center, while watching the live broadcast of the World Cup match between Spain and the Netherlands. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
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Robin van Persie, who like fellow striker Arjen Robben is joint top scorer in Brazil with three goals, was impressed with what he saw of the South American opponents.In Jeremiah Lens, favourite to replace him up front, the Netherlands have a forward who shone in the buildup to Brazil, scoring five goals in nine qualifying matches.That could encourage coach Louis van Gaal, who will join Van Persie at Manchester United next season, to opt for the more defensive 5-3-2 formation which he adopted at times in both the games against Spain and Australia.Aranguiz, who scored against Spain Wednesday, was substituted in the 64th minute, and Vidal, who had knee surgery last month, came off near the end.Chile's soccer chief Sergio Jade said he was hopeful both players would be available to face the Netherlands.
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