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Van Persie doubtful for Holland - Van Gaal

08 July 2014, 19:22

Sao Paulo - Netherlands captain Robin van Persie is a doubt for his side's World Cup semi-final against Argentina on Wednesday with a stomach problem, coach Louis van Gaal said.

"Robin van Persie has an intestinal problem and I didn't want to take a risk," said Van Gaal on the Manchester United striker, who trained apart from his team-mates on Tuesday morning.

Asked if van Persie would be fit enough to line up against Argentina at Sao Paulo's Corinthians Arena, Van Gaal replied: "I don't know.

"Tomorrow (Wednesday), I'll have to take all these decisions, not today. We have more than 24 hours before the match and Robin van Persie is a very important player for us.

"In principle, my captains always play, but only if they're 100 percent," said van Gaal.



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