SAO PAULO, Brazil (SportingAlert) — Chile and Netherlands both named strong sides for today’s World Cup Group B top of the table clash in Sao Paulo.
Holland goes into the game without suspended skipper Robin van Persie, but Arjen Robben, who captains the side tonight, and Wesley Sneijder both start, as manager Louis van Gaal made three changes from the team that defeated Australia 3-2 last week.
Coming into the starting lineup are Jeremain Lens, Georginio Wijnaldum and Dirk Kuyt, with Van Persie, Martins Indi and Jonathan de Guzman the ones making way.
Chile, in the meantime, make just the one adjustment to its side from the team that beat defending champions Spain 2-0.
Rested today by Jorge Sampaoli is Juventus star Arturo Vidal, who continues to work on his fitness, with Felipe Guiterrez coming into the team to replace him in midfield.
Eduardo Vargas and Alexis Sanchez leads the attack again.
Holland v Chile
Holland: Cillessen, Blind, Vlaar, De Vrij, Kuyt, De Jong, Wijnaldum, Janmaat, Sneijder, Lens, Robben. Subs: Vorm, Martins Indi, de Guzman, Verhaegh, Veltman, Kongolo, Clasie, Fer, Huntelaar, Depay, Krul
Chile: Bravo, Silva, Medel, Jara, Isla, Aranguiz, Diaz, Mena, Gutierrez, Vargas, Alexis. Subs: Toselli, Albornoz, Carmona, Vidal, Pinilla, Valdivia, Rojas, Orellana, Beausejour, Fuenzalida, Paredes, Herrera<
Referee: Bakary Gassama (Gambia)