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Ahead of Australia game, Dutch coach Van Gaal complains of obstructed view from dugout

  • Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal points during the official training the day before the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal points during the official training the day before the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)  (The Associated Press)

  • Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal attends the official training the day before the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal attends the official training the day before the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)  (The Associated Press)

  • Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal, right, looks at the players Arjen Robben, left, and Wesley Sneijder, center, during the official training the day before the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Netherlands' head coach Louis van Gaal, right, looks at the players Arjen Robben, left, and Wesley Sneijder, center, during the official training the day before the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)  (The Associated Press)

Dutch coach Louis van Gaal has complained about what he says is an obstructed view from the dugout at the World Cup stadium in Porto Alegre where his team will face Australia on Wednesday.

Van Gaal spoke after a training session in the Estadio Beira-Rio ahead of his team's second Group B match.

Van Gaal said he has "no view" because the dugout was too low and there was a TV camera position in front of his seat.

He said the problem was especially acute because he likes to sit during a match, not like some managers who prowl the technical area.

It was not immediately clear whether FIFA would try and address his complaint.