Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal gestures during a training session at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo on June 22, 2014 on the eve of their 2014 FIFA World Cup Group B football match against Chile. (AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER)
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Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is keen to avoid Brazil in the next round because the host country at any World Cup has the advantage, he said Sunday.Although Brazil have played before the Netherlands in the first two games, they play after them in the final group round, theoretically giving them an advantage, because they will know who they are likely to meet in the last 16 .Van Gaal would not be drawn on whether he wanted to avoid Brazil in the first knockout round of the tournament, because he did not want to antagonise his other potential opponents, Mexico and Croatia.Van Gaal railed against the referees, who he said had awarded two erroneous penalties against his side in the opening two games.Van Gaal expects Chile to present a serious test.
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