The winners and runners-up from four years ago play this evening in the Group B opener…
Where: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
When: 20:00 (BST)
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Two of the football’s greatest managers, Vicente del Bosque of Spain and Louis van Gaal of Holland, go head to head tonight in Group B’s opening fixture.
Defending champions Spain beat Holland 1-0 after extra time in the final four years ago, with midfield maestro Andres Iniesta bagging the winger.
The legendary Barcelona man is expected to take the field this time around, as are many of the team that picked up the trophy in South Africa.
Holland will be relying on pivotal striker Robin van Persie to lead the line, with Bayern Munch ace Arjen Robben supporting him from the right. Elsewhere, their side is pretty young, and van Gaal will be cursing the injury that has kept midfield powerhouse Kevin Strootman out of the tournament.
Expect Spain to dominate possession, but the Dutch to be potentially dangerous on the break.