Dutch fans applaud their national team after their 2-0 victory over Chile in the group B World Cup match between the Netherlands and Chile. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Chile complained their opponents had been overly defensive, playing for the draw that would win the group but Dutch coach Louis van Gaal said the ends justified the means.Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder also defended his team's tactics.The Dutch defense rarely ventured forward and midfielders Dirk Kuyt and Georginio Wijnaldum were quick to funnel back to protect the full backs, preventing Chile from getting in behind with nippy strikers Alexis Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas.The tactic stymied any chance of free-flowing football and squeezed the life out of the game, but man-of-the-match Robben took pride in the way the Netherlands nullified Chile's attack.
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