Jul 12, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Estadio Nacional, Brasilia

Silva (2'), Fernandinho (54'), Oscar (68')
FT(HT: 0-2)
van Persie (3' pen.), Blind (17'), Wijnaldum (90')
Robben (9'), de Guzman (36')

Louis van Gaal: 'Players can give me leaving present against Brazil'

Head coach Louis van Gaal of the Netherlands reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Australia and Netherlands at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 18, 2014
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Louis van Gaal is optimistic that the Netherlands will give him the perfect leaving present against Brazil on Saturday.

Netherlands head coach Louis van Gaal has claimed that he will be asking his players to give him a leaving present when they face Brazil on Saturday evening.

The 62-year-old will leave his role after the tournament to become Manchester United's new manager, and he is desperate to end his reign on a high following the penalty-shootout defeat to Argentina in the World Cup semi-final on Wednesday night.

"It's going to be part of my speech that it will be my last match and I hope the players want to give me a present in the form of a victory, so that we remain undefeated," Van Gaal, whose side have not been beaten in 90 minutes this summer, told reporters.

"Slowly but surely we are realising that we have to go for it. A Dutch team has never returned home unbeaten and that is now our aim.

"There is still something for us to do. We can still write history because the Netherlands lost matches in 1974 and 1978."

Van Gaal has been critical of FIFA for persisting with the idea of a third-place playoff at World Cups.

Thiago Silva of Brazil (R) consoles teammate David Luiz after Germany's 7-1 victory during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Semi Final match on July 8, 2014
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