After a gaudy opening ceremony and thrilling opener between Brazil and Croatia, things in Group B kick off with an encounter between defending champions Spain and Netherlands. The contest has all the essential ingredients to make it a runaway success. Both teams are favourites to lift the prized World Cup and will be looking to outdo each other. We narrow down on some reasons that will leave spectators immersed during this must-watch tie.
Rematch: The stage at Arena Fonte Nova is all set for a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Final when Spain squares off against Netherlands. This match will bring back the memories of entrancing fight during the 2010 final. Netherlands have all the reasons in world to go for revenge while Spain will look to keep nerves and score at least one better.
Invincible Spain: Spain not only comes into the tournament as defending champions but having won the last two European Championships and that makes them indomitable. Moreover, Spain did not lose in the qualifying securing win in six games, holding to draw in two before topping group over France.
Dutch’s Big Three: Netherlands still count on their three star players, forward Robin van Persie, midfielders Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder. All three are in their 30s and have tons of experience behind them. These star players will undeniably play defining role in Netherlands’ win. With some injury concerns in Dutch camp role of big three becomes imperative.