I hope this thread gets few posts as I've already noted the 3rd place game is a waste of time. I didn't watch the 1998 one and doubt I'll watch this one either. van Gaal got it right in his post-match comments yesterday: "This match should never be played, I've been saying this for 10 years," he said. "We will just have to play a good match, but it's also unfair because we have one less day to recover. Chances are, that you lose twice in a row. And in a tournament in which you've played so marvelously well, you go home a loser. "You shouldn't have players play a third-fourth-place match, because there's only one award that counts and that is becoming World Cup champion."