Soccer-Redemption for Van Gaal as Dutch reach World Cup (Reuters)

Sept 11 (Reuters) – Louis van Gaal has restored his reputation by leading the Netherlands into the World Cup finals, a decade after failing in the same competition with a highly-rated team. The 62-year-old coach delivered the Dutch to next year’s finals in Brazil on Tuesday when they made sure of top place in Group D with a 2-0 win in Andorra – their seventh triumph in eight qualifiers. The success puts Van Gaal back among the coaching elite after he had to spend years rebuilding his reputation following the failure to qualify for the 2002 finals. …

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