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If Louis van Gaal is going to win the World Cup, he is going to do it his way

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

In the Netherlands, it is almost more important how you win than if you win. Try telling that to the Dutch coach, as he prepares for a glamour quarter-final versus Argentina
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World Cup 2022 briefing: Louis van Gaal is a man apart in Qatar

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Louis van Gaal's Dutch team may not play beautiful football but winning the trophy would be a fitting feelgood tale Louis van Gaal as the sentimental choice to win this World Cup feels like a fault in the space-time continuum. And yet the austere, brusque character who led Ajax to glory in the 1990s and whose tedious freeze-frame football had mid-2010s Manchester United fans barrelling to the concourses has reconfigured as world football's friendly uncle. His battle with cancer and the reality that, at 71, this will likely be his final stand on the world stage has softened hearts, though...
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