5 Reasons Why Netherlands Will Make The Final Of World Cup 2014

5 Reasons Why Netherlands Will Be In The World Cup Final

Robin Van Persie celebrates with Patrick Kluivert and Louis Van Gaal
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The Netherlands have always had the potential to win the World Cup but have never quite managed to do so. Sometimes they have lacked togetherness and harmony between the ultra talented players that they have had. Many times, those talented individuals would play exactly like that -- individuals. Current Manager Louis Van Gaal preaches a team ethos, and that togetherness and team ethic can now be the catalyst for a successful run in Brazil.

5. Tough Group Will Be Great Preparation

World Cup Group B Netherlands, Spain, Chile and Australia
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5. Tough Group Will Be Great Preparation

World Cup Group B Netherlands, Spain, Chile and Australia
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The Netherlands have been handed a tough group to start their campaign with Spain, Chile and Australia being their opponents. Advancing from this group, though, will only serve as good preparation for the tough games in the knockout stages. Brazil will probably be waiting in the second round, and after that possibly Colombia, Italy, England or Uruguay -- all very winnable games for a Netherlands team with great momentum from a tough group stage.

4. Good Mix of Youth and Experience

Netherlands national team celebrate scoring a goal together
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4. Good Mix of Youth and Experience

Netherlands national team celebrate scoring a goal together
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The Netherlands have always had high quality, experienced players who are some of the best in the world. But sometimes those teams of the past have made for better teams on paper, or even on a FIFA video game, than they have done in reality. Now they boast a much better mix of proven players like Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie and young, hungry players who are looking to prove themselves like Jordy Clasie, Bruno Martins Indi and Jermain Lens.

3. Lower Expectations

Arjen Robben on one of his trademark dribbles
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3. Lower Expectations

Arjen Robben on one of his trademark dribbles
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Usually the expectations for the Dutch are sky high with their abundance of stars, and just fitting them all into one team is the biggest problem. Now they do not posses quite as many star names, but they also do not have the problem of accommodating them all either. The team can be built as it should be and not just any way that you can manage to do it. The expectations are lower, but that can only benefit the Dutch throughout their journey.

2. Experienced and Successful Manager

Netherlands manager Louis Van Gaal
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2. Experienced and Successful Manager

Netherlands manager Louis Van Gaal
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Expectations may be lower for the Netherlands heading into Brazil, but there is still cause for optimism due to, firstly, the talented players they still possess, and secondly, their experienced manager who is accustomed to winning and building teams featuring young players. Louis Van Gaal has, seemingly, created a much more balanced Dutch squad, and he will be looking for the same thing he always does -- win.

1. Ability To Outscore Anybody

Robin Van Persie celebrates a goal for Netherlands
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1. Ability To Outscore Anybody

Robin Van Persie celebrates a goal for Netherlands
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The Netherlands may have balanced out their team more between young and experienced players, but they still have the players in attack to outscore anybody. Robin Van Persie is one of the best goalscorers around when fit, and along with Arjen Robben and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, there are plenty of goals in attack. Not to mention the creativity from the likes of Robben, Rafael Van Der Vaart and Wesley Sneijder should he finally make the cut.

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