Man United boss blasts FIFA for unfair Brazil World Cup fixture advantage

New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has blasted FIFA for handing Brazil advantages in their World Cup fixtures, Mirror reports.

Van Gaal believes that Brazil kicking off after the last Group B fixtures give them an unfair advantage, as they will know prior to kick off their knockout stage opponents.

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The Dutch manager has stated FIFA is playing “dirty tricks” to favour the hosts, and furiously attacked them for scheduling their game four hours before Brazil play Cameroon on Monday.

“FIFA, for every match, have this advertisement around fair play. But they play these tricks and it’s not a good thing. It’s not fair play.

“We’re going to focus on a victory against Chile and I don’t think that will be affected by the fact Brazil will play after us. I am just assuming Brazil will do their sporting duty.

“Why on earth are FIFA doing that with the fixtures? That is the question.”

The former Bayern Munich boss claims the Selecao are looking to avoid his side, preferring to play Chile in the Round of 16.

“I can well imagine that Brazil doesn’t want to face Holland,” he said. “We have scored a lot of goals. True. And we scored fantastic goals. True as well.”


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