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Maxwell, Hyde pick the Dutch

Published:Friday | June 13, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Former national senior men's football coach, Geoffrey Maxwell and Lenworth Hyde, a former national footballer, have both tipped the Netherlands to win today's highly anticipated Group B match-up against defending World Cup champions Spain.

The match between the two teams who met in the 2010 final is set to kick off at 2 p.m.

"It is going to be a very interesting game because personally, I think highly of the Dutch (Netherlands) because they have been performing very well," said Maxwell.

"Spain are the defending champions and I am expecting them to play well, and so it is going to be a contrast of attacking football, but I am going with The Netherlands," he said.

Hyde, the current head coach at Kingston College also picked The Netherlands.

"The Netherlands were beaten by Spain in the last World Cup final, but it is not going to be the same time around. I think the Netherlands team will be coming out all guns blazing because they don't want to lose this game," said Hyde.