2 vs. 0
NED
CHI
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Arjen Robben the best player of the Tournament so far. http://t.co/l6iKJpBMy5

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FULL TIME: Netherlands 2 Chile 0
90+2'
Great vision from Robben and that’s what he can do. Cruel on Chile but the Dutch march on. It’s Depay’s second of the tournament.
Netherlands Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

90+1'
 
GOAL NETHERLANDS! They break quickly from the corner and Robben delivers a perfect ball for Depay to slot home. All over.
90'
We have three added minutes as Chile force a corner.
89'
Great challenge from Kongolo on Isla.
Netherlands Substitution
88'
Sanchez brings the ball down in the box and he’s fouled by Kuyt and De Jong but only a corner given. Could have been a penalty. Kuyt goes off for Kongolo.
87'
ATTEMPTS: Netherlands 12-7 Chile. Substitution about to be made.
86'
It’s been a passive performance from the Dutch but they will have got the job done.
85'
Valdivia thinks he’s fouled in the box for a penalty but the whistle has gone for offside.
84'
Robben thinks he’s been fouled but nothing doing. Back come Chile again with time running out.
82'
STAT: Leroy Fer is the second consecutive Dutch goalcorer from the bench. This is the first time Holland had two consecutive goalscorers from the bench since 1978 Dick Nanninga vs Argentina and 1990 Wim Kieft vs Egypt.
81'
De Jong almost heads the corner into his own net from Chile's corner. It's scrambled clear.
Chile Substitution
80'
 
Chile sub: Vargas off for Pinilla.
79'
Chile pressing. They force successive corners…
78'
Suely that’s top spot for the Dutch now. Chile now need a couple.
77'
 
GOAL NETHERLANDS: And it’s Leroy Fer to head in from the corner with practically his first touch!
Netherlands Goal

Header - Bottom Right

76'
Shot from Memphis from distance and Bravo tips it over the bar! Good effort.
75'
 
Holland sub: Fer on for Sneijder.
Netherlands Substitution
74'
Robben whips in the corner and Kuyt flashes a header wide. Should have done better.
73'
Foul by Medal on Robben and this really is a good chance on the edge of the box for Holland. Sneijder whips it in and it’s a great defensive header by Vargas.
72'
Beausejour and Vargas get in one another’s way in the box and the latter’s header lacks power and direction.
71'
Valdivia fills the number 10 role, trying to drag one of the centre backs out of position.
70'
 
Depay finds Robben but the flag is up straight away.
Chile Substitution
69'
 
Chile sub: Valdivia on for Silva.
Netherlands Substitution
68'
 
Holland sub: Memphis on for Lens
67'
Aranguiz fouled by De Jong who must be getting close to a yellow card now…
66'
Run and shot from Robben, blocked by Bravo.
65'
Diaz swings in the Chile free kick. Sanchez collects and shoots on goal. Cillessen parries from a tight angle. Great skill.
Netherlands Yellow card

Netherlands

Chile

64'
 
Now Blind is booked for a challenge on Alexis.
63'
Another penalty shout as Sanchez looks to nip the ball past Cillessen. If he did get a hand on the ball, it was a corner. If not…
62'
DANGEROUS ATTACKS: NETHERLANDS 10-16 CHILE
61'
Shot from Sneijder easily blocked by Isla. Not much space out there. Formations cancelling one another out.
60'
Are Holland missing a certain person?
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59'
Beausejour stretches his legs down the wing but he’s shepherded back away from goal.
58'
Isla fouled again by Kuyt. No yellow. Cross by Mena collected by Cillessen.
57'
An intriguing tactical game still but needs a goal to spark it to life.
56'
Shot from Sanchez from distance, always rising over the bar. Decent strike though.
55'
POSSESSION: NETHERLANDS 33%-67% CHILE
54'
Lens and Sneijder combine around the box but the latter is forced wide by good defending and Chile clear the danger.
53'
Chile pressing all over the park. Holland failing to find any rhythm with their passing.
52'
Kuyt playing a little higher up this second half. Must still keep an eye on Isla.
51'
Chile keeping Sneijder quiet.
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50'
Very combative opening. Can see this game becoming stretched before too long.
49'
Now Sneijder penalised for the use of a hand. He’s been quiet tonight.
48'
Sneijder fouled by Diaz. Sampaoli doesn’t like it. What a character.
47'
Kuyt has already managed two more crosses than he did in the opening half. Foul by Blind on Sanchez.
46'
Early free kick for Holland. Kuyt plays in a decent ball but it’s a great header clear from Medel. Sanchez breaks but his pass for Vargas is poor.
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Chile sub: Beausejour on for Gutierrez.

Estadísticas 1T Posesión #CHI 68% - #NED 32% Faltas #CHI 7 - #NED 14 Remates #CHI 3 - #NED 7 Goles #CHI 0 - #NED 0 #VamosChile #CHIvsNED

Chile Substitution
45+1'
Just the one added minute...
45'
We’re back underway here at the Arena Corinthians. Should be exciting stuff as Chile continue to go for the victory they need to top the group.
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Arjen Robben took 8 left-footed touches on that solo run for the Netherlands. None with his right. #NED http://t.co/TUMU7EiCyb

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HALF TIME: Chile 0-0 Netherlands
45'
Foul by Silva on Robben. He’s on a yellow card and seen those given. Must be careful. Sneijder plays it in and it pings around the box but it’s a foul on Aranguiz.
44'
Diaz plays it in and Gutierrez is unmarked in the box. Great chance but flashes his header wide!
43'
Foul by Lens on Mena. Free kick to Chile. A good game to watch tactically but light on chances.
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Even F1 drivers getting in on the action...
42'
Run and shot from Lens, extremely ambitious. High, wide and not so handsome.
41'
Vargas goes down in the box very hopefully. Referee again unmoved.
39'
Great run and shot from Robben and it’s just wide of Bravo’s far post. Would have been a trademark goal.
38'
ATTEMPTS: Netherlands 4-2 Chile
37'
Now Blind penalised for a challenge on Sanchez and he wants a card. Nothing given.
36'
PENALTY SHOUT! Mena plays it into Sanchez who goes down under pressure from Kuyt. Little contact though, good decision.
35'
Robben starting to come to life...
34'
Robben whips in the free kick and it falls to De Vrij on the far post but he heads wide. Best chance by far for the Dutch.
33'
Good attack from Holland pressing high. Robben’s final pass to De Jong is poor. Robben then brought down. Dangerous free kick...
32'
Sanchez heat map
31'
Another dangerous cut back from Diaz to Aranguiz. He goes down in the box and there are cries for a penalty although mostly from the stands.
30'
DANGEROUS ATTACKS: Netherlands 0-8 Chile
29'
Foul by Diaz on De Jong. Free kick Holland.
28'
Arjen Robben in action.
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Boot Spotting: Arjen Robben finally switches. Currently wearing the Battle Pack adidas F50 against Chile. http://t.co/pBmBJuUWpd

27'
Chile pulling the Dutch defence all over the park and it’s just that final ball missing. Definitely the better side.
26'
Great skill from Alexis looking for Diaz but there’s just too much on his pass. Nice idea.
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18' #NEDCHI 0-0 with very few chances between Netherlands and Chile. But how about this sea of red! http://t.co/DV5FVCk2uz

25'
Sneijder takes but it’s an easy one for Bravo.
Chile Yellow card

Netherlands

Chile

24'
Lens caught by Silva and now Holland have a great chance from the set piece. It’s also a yellow card.
23'
Robben has a first chance to run at the Chile defence but it’s a good block by the defence.
22'
Alexis plays it short across goal for Gutierrez and he hits it over the bar. Decent half chance.
21'
Now Sneijder penalised for a foul on Vargas. Another chance from the set piece… Headed clear for a corner.
20'
Van Gaal was unhappy with the amount of possession his side conceded to Australia and it’s definitely happening again.
19'
Another good cross from Mena, just too high for Vargas and Aranguiz. Looking dangerous.
18'
Fans watching the game anywhere they can.
17'
Lens goes down following a clash with Medel. He gets up gingerly and requires attention.
16'
Vlaar searches for Robben but it’s just too long for the flying Dutchman.
15'
 
Chile’s movement looks really good at the moment. Aranguiz flagged just offside.
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Arjen Robben pulls ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo for the Golden Whiner Award. #NEDvCHI #WorldCup http://t.co/B65cFAPX4D

14'
Another foul as Alexis goes tumbling this time. Chile will be happier with the start they’ve made. Vlaar forced into a hurried defensive clearance.
13'
Cross comes in from Mena but Vargas heads over. First half chance of the game.
12'
Another foul. This time Lens on Silva. Very niggly start here.
11'
Robben tumbles to the ground under pressure from Jara. Very little contact there. He plays it in to Kuyt but Chile clear.
10'
POSSSSION: NETHERLANDS 49%-51% CHILE
9'
Long ball from Medel to Sanchez but he can’t quite keep it in play. Goal kick to Holland.
8'
Free kick lifted into the box by Sneijder, hooked clear by Vargas.
7'
Chile have made an ambitious start. Lens draws a foul from Silva. Made the most of it.
6'
Remember a draw will be enough for Holland to top the group on goal difference. The onus is on Chile to get a result here.
5'
Early pressure from Chile, Janmaat forced to cover across and head clear.
4'
First great banner of the match!
3'
Kuyt has already been on defensive duty a couple of times. He wins a throw although Sanchez wanted the opposite. Foul by Robben on Medel.
2'
Chile setting up with an attacking formation with three at the back, Holland have gone 4-3-3. Kuyt on the left.
1'
Early territory for Chile as Cillessen slices a clearance to the stands. Foul by Lens on Medel. Free kick.
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Referee Bakary Gassama blows the whistle to get this intriguing clash underway. Although both teams are through, topping the group is vital to avoid Brazil in the second round.
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16.55
HEAD-TO-HEAD: These teams have met once before in an international match. That encounter is older than the World Cup itself and took place in the Consolation Tournament at the 1928 Olympic Games. The match finished 2-2 and Holland were declared winners after drawing of lots, for which Holland won a silver trophy - which it passed on to the Chilean team in an act of sportsmanship! Only five minutes to go...
16.50
RVP's view on Chile: "They looked very good. They looked fit, they look strong, they play together. I think that four or five players made Spain's life very hard. So we've got a big task. It will be very hard to at least draw against them."
16.45
Daryl Janmaat starts for Holland and he could be a lucky omen. They have not lost any of their 18 international matches in which he has played. Only one other Oranje player has played that many without ever losing, Hedwiges Maduro. Roy Makaay did not lose in any of his first 25 matches for Holland, before dropping from the ranks of the undefeated.
16.40
Arjen Robben has raised his career total of World Cup goals to six. He needs one more to reach Dutch record holder Johnny Rep, who scored seven World Cup goals.
16.35
Just like in 2006 and 2010, Holland have clinched a knockout stage berth with one group match to spare. In 2006, they drew 0-0 with Argentina in the remaining match, in 2010 they beat Cameroon 2-1. By punching their knockout stage ticket, Holland continued a tradition of never having been eliminated in the (first) group stage at the World Cup. The Oranje were dismissed at the first hurdle in 1934 and 1938, but those World Cups did not feature a group phase and only contained knockout rounds.
16.30
Jorge Sampaoli (Chile): "We’ve qualified with a game to spare, knowing of the possible rivals we could face in the knockout stage. We’ll be thinking about what might happen. Given the level the team is showing, these players prioritise their collective effort, over the individual. We’re of a collective disposition and that makes us a very difficult team to face. We’ll be trying to beat Holland and be top of the group. It’s not even going through my mind that Chile could end up champions of the world, but if we can play in the knockout stages as we’ve played against Spain, then we’ll have as good a chance as anyone."

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16.25
STAT: Only once have Holland started off their World Cup campaign with three successive victories. They managed that four years ago at the 2010 World Cup.
16.20
Louis van Gaal (Netherlands): "They have very dangerous players. For example I wanted always to buy (Arturo) Vidal. He was also a player of Bayer Leverkusen, at that time I wanted to buy him for Bayern Munich but he went to Juventus. So I like a lot of players and they are playing always an attacking, pressing style and I like that. It shall be very difficult for the Netherlands but we have confidence."
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The stadium filling up...
16.15
Van Persie’s absence incredibly means that the Dutch have done something they haven’t done for 18 years. They will play an international without a player whose surname begins with 'Van' for the first time in almost two decades.

When the Netherlands take to the field against Chile in the Group B decider, the will unleash something they haven't done in almost 20 years. Continue reading →

16.10
With Robin van Persie suspended having picked up yellow cards in the opening two games of the tournament, in comes Jeremiah Lens who shone in the build-up to Brazil, scoring five goals in nine qualifying matches. Dirk Kuyt also starts for the Dutch in an attack spearheaded by the excellent Arjen Robben. For Chile, Charles Aranguiz is fit to start after being substituted early against Spain but Arturo Vidal misses out.
16.05
TEAMS: Netherlands: Cillessen, Vlaar. De Vrij, Blind, De Jong, Janmaat, Sneijder, Robben (c), Kuyt, Lens, Wijnaldum /// Chile: Bravo (c), Mena, Isla, Silva, Sanchez, Vargas, Gutierrez, Medel, Jara, Aranguiz, Diaz.
16.00
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of this key clash between The Netherlands and Chile to decide who tops Group B. Both teams have beaten Australia and Spain but winning the group could be vital in order to avoid facing the winners of Group A in the second round, expected to be Brazil.

Watch the video Preview: Netherlands v Chile on Yahoo Eurosport UK. We preview the battle for first place between Netherlands and Chile with both teams having already qualified.

Starting Line-ups

Netherlands
Chile
    • Cillessen
    • Blind
    • 2
      Vlaar
    • de Vrij
    • 15
      Kuyt
    • 6
      de Jong
    • Wijnaldum
    • 7
      Janmaat
    • Sneijder
    • 17
      Lens
    • Robben
Team Manager:  Danny Blind
    • 7
      Sánchez
    • 11
      Vargas
    • 20
      Aránguiz
    • 4
      Isla
    • 21
      Díaz
    • 19
      Gutiérrez
    • 2
      Mena
    • 5
      Francisco Silva
    • 17
      Medel
    • 18
      Jara
    • 1
      Bravo
Team Manager:  Jorge Sampaoli
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. CillessenDFP
0 1 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. VlaarDFP
0 0 0 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
D. BlindDFP
0 0 0 9 3 0 7 1 1 0 0 90
S. de VrijDFP
0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
N. de JongDFP
0 0 0 28 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 90
G. WijnaldumDFP
0 0 1 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
D. JanmaatDFP
0 1 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
D. KuytDFP
0 0 1 34 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 89
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. RobbenDFP
0 1 2 26 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 90
W. SneijderDFP
0 0 1 18 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 75
J. LensDFP
0 0 1 8 0 0 7 3 0 0 0 69
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. BravoDFP
0 2 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. MedelDFP
0 0 1 1 7 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
G. JaraDFP
0 0 0 0 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 90
Francisco SilvaDFP
0 0 0 1 4 0 3 4 1 0 0 70
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. IslaDFP
0 0 0 45 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
M. DíazDFP
0 0 1 47 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
E. MenaDFP
0 0 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
F. GutiérrezDFP
0 0 2 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. SánchezDFP
0 0 2 35 0 7 2 9 0 0 0 90
C. AránguizDFP
0 0 0 39 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
E. VargasDFP
0 0 1 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 81
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