Netherlands good enough to win the World Cup, says Louis van Gaal

Manager believes squad is stronger than 2014 semi-finalists‘The average quality of this group is higher than them’Louis van Gaal believes the Netherlands can win the World Cup because his squad has a “higher average quality” than the group he led to third at Brazil 2014.The Netherlands begin their Qatar campaign against Senegal on Monday at Al Thumama Stadium. This is Van Gaal’s third tenure, after taking charge from 2000-01, and 2012-14. The latter side included Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie and Wesley Sneijder; his current strongest XI is captained by Virgil van Dijk and features Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt.

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