Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will welcome back skipper Thiago Silva
for the clash at the Brasilia national stadium against the Dutch,
who are also grieving after missing out on a place in the final
following a penalty shootout defeat by Argentina.
Departing Netherlands coach Louis Van Gaal previously said he
thought the third-place match was a waste of time but he is now
targeting victory to ensure his team become the first Dutch side to
go through a World Cup unbeaten in regulation time.
However, both Van Gaal and Scolari would much rather be in Rio de
Janeiro where Germany and Argentina are going through their final
preparations for Sunday's final at the Maracana.
(Reporting by Patrick Johnston; editing by Ken Ferris)
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