Louis van Gaal unhappy with dugout in Porto Alegre
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) Dutch coach Louis van Gaal complained Tuesday about what he said was an obstructed view from the dugout at the World Cup stadium in Porto Alegre where his team will face Australia.
Van Gaal spoke after a training session in the Estadio Beira-Rio ahead of his team’s second Group B match on Wednesday.
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, unlike some managers who prowl the technical area.
In a statement, FIFA said it was looking into the possibility of "adjusting the current position of the camera to mitigate the obstructed view", but said it didn’t intend to remove the camera or reposition the team benches.
FIFA also noted that the coaches of the first two teams to play in Porto Alegre, France and Honduras, didn’t make any complaints about the dugout.