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15:02

OBRIGADO:
Thank you for following along with us as we saw the conclusion of Group B's games put Netherlands on top with a 2-0 win over Chile, who now face the second-placed team in Group A in Fortaleza on Sunday, while La Roja will play the top finisher in Group A on Saturday at Belo Horizonte. The final two Group A games kick off in just under two hours' time, and until then we invite you to join us back at our daily tournament blog for the latest reaction from these Group B games and a preview of what is still to come today from Brazil 2014.

14:56
14:55

FINAL GROUP B STANDINGS

Standings - Group B

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
NetherlandsNED
93300103
ChileCHI
6320153
SpainESP
3310247
AustraliaAUS
0300339
14:54

FULL-TIME: A slow first-half led to a dominant performance by the Dutch, who controlled much of the play and were rewarded with two very good goals. The Netherlands win Group B and will face the second-placed team from Group A, while Chile settle for second in their Group B, which sets them up for a Round of 16 encounter with Group A's top finisher. Spain restored a bit of pride by beating Australia 3-0 in the concurrent match.

14:53
ROBBEN
NetherlandsNED
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED32TOTAL PASSES0GOALS FOR3SHOTS
14:52
14:51
The final whistle sounds.
14:49
90'+ MEMPHIS (Netherlands) scores!!

GOAL: Arjen Robben makes a great run and unselfishly passes off to Memphis Depay who tucks it away in the corner, just beating Marcelo Diaz to the ball. That goal surely gives the Netherlands all nine points in Group B.

14:48
90'+ALEXIS (Chile) takes a corner kick.
14:48

Van Gaal makes his last change as Dirk Kuyt looks to be cramping up in the final minutes and brings on the young defender, who is making only his second appearance for the Oranje.

Player Statistics

Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered2 / 0
  • Passes (complete)36 (20)
  • Passes Completion Rate55.56%
  • Tackles1
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Defender
  • 1International Caps
  • 183Centimeters
  • Date of Birth14 Feb 1994
  • Current clubFeyenoord Rotterdam (NED)
14:47

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14:46
89'MEDEL (Chile) sees an effort go off target.
14:46
89'ALEXIS (Chile) takes a corner kick.
14:46
89' KONGOLO (in) comes off the bench to replace KUYT (out) (Netherlands)
14:45
88'ALEXIS (Chile) swings in the corner.
14:45
88'ALEXIS (Chile) swings in the corner.
14:44

STAT ATTACK:
Leroy Fer has scored the quickest goal by a sub at this World Cup, 91 seconds after coming on.

14:43
14:42
85'VALDIVIA (Chile) is ruled offside.
14:42

AUSTRALIA 0-3 SPAIN
Juan Mata adds to Spain's lead late on

14:40
83'ISLA (Chile) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:40
83'FER (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on VALDIVIA (Chile).
14:40

Sampaoli makes his final change.

Player Statistics

Chile
ChileCHI
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 1
  • Passes (complete)10 (6)
  • Passes Completion Rate60%
  • Tackles0
Chile
ChileCHI
Forward
  • 27International Caps
  • 185Centimeters
  • Date of Birth04 Feb 1984
  • Current clubCagliari Calcio (ITA)
14:39
82'DE JONG (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on VALDIVIA (Chile).
14:39
14:38
81'DIAZ (Chile) sees an effort go off target.

Diaz's shot misses wide after some panic in the Dutch box, but the Oranje backline withstands the pressure.

14:38
81'ALEXIS (Chile) swings in the corner.
14:38
81' PINILLA (in) comes off the bench to replace VARGAS (out) (Chile)
14:37
81'ALEXIS (Chile) takes a corner kick.
14:34
77' FER (Netherlands) scores!!

GOAL: The substitute puts the Dutch ahead! Leroy Fer's first touch of the game is a goal! The No18 heads it perfectly down and away from Bravo and into the back of the net.

14:34
77'ROBBEN (Netherlands) swings in the corner.
14:34

Leroy Fer, who is making his first appearance at Brazil 2014, comes on for the No10.

Player Statistics

Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target2
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered2 / 1
  • Passes (complete)15 (7)
  • Passes Completion Rate46.67%
  • Tackles2
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Midfielder
  • 6International Caps
  • 188Centimeters
  • Date of Birth05 Jan 1990
  • Current clubNorwich City FC (ENG)
14:33
76'C. BRAVO (Chile) blocks the shot.

GOOD SAVE: Memphis Depay gets a great look on goal but Bravo tips it over the bar.

14:33
76'MEMPHIS (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
14:32
75' FER (in) comes off the bench to replace SNEIJDER (out) (Netherlands)
14:32
75'KUYT (Netherlands) sees an effort go off target.
14:32
75'ROBBEN (Netherlands) takes a corner kick.
14:32

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14:32

Sneijder's free-kick is a good one, and Eduardo Vargas is forced to clear the danger for a corner.

14:30
73'MEDEL (Chile) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ROBBEN (Netherlands).
14:29

In an attack-minded change, Sampaoli brings on the forward Valdivia for the midfielder Silva.

Player Statistics

Chile
ChileCHI
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards1 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered3 / 4
  • Passes (complete)58 (49)
  • Passes Completion Rate84.48%
  • Tackles0
Chile
ChileCHI
Midfielder
  • 59International Caps
  • 173Centimeters
  • Date of Birth19 Oct 1983
  • Current clubPalmeiras (BRA)
14:28
71'BEAUSEJOUR (Chile) illegally handles the ball.
14:28
71'ROBBEN (Netherlands) is ruled offside.
14:28

Depay, who scored the match-winner against Australia to secure the Netherlands' spot in the Round of 16, comes on for the forward.

Player Statistics

Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered7 / 3
  • Passes (complete)9 (4)
  • Passes Completion Rate44.44%
  • Tackles1
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Forward
  • 7International Caps
  • 178Centimeters
  • Date of Birth13 Feb 1994
  • Current clubPSV Eindhoven (NED)
14:27
70' VALDIVIA (in) comes off the bench to replace SILVA (out) (Chile)
14:27

AUSTRALIA 0-2 SPAIN
Fernando Torres makes it two to La Roja

14:26
69' MEMPHIS (in) comes off the bench to replace LENS (out) (Netherlands)
14:24
68'DE JONG (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on CH. ARÁNGUIZ (Chile).
14:23
66'DE JONG (Netherlands) commits a foul.
14:23
66'C. BRAVO (Chile) blocks the shot.

Robben gets a good look on goal and forces Bravo to make the save. He gives up a rebound but the Chilean backline clears the danger.

14:23
66'ROBBEN (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
14:22
65'JARA (Chile) commits a foul.
14:22
65'CILLESSEN (Netherlands) blocks the shot.
14:22
65'ALEXIS (Chile) sees his effort hit the target.

Sanchez beats Lens with some great footwork - he's been doing that all day - but the No7 elects to shoot from a poor angle instead of passing to his team-mates in the middle of the area.

14:21
64' BLIND (Netherlands) is booked by the referee.

The Netherlands' No5 joins Chile's No5 in the book after taking down Gary Medel.

14:21
64'BLIND (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:18
62'ISLA (Chile) blocks the shot.

GOOD BLOCK: Sneijder lines up a half-volley and hits it perfectly but Mauricio Isla bravely steps in front to stop the shot.

14:18
62'SNEIJDER (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
14:18
61'JARA (Chile) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on LENS (Netherlands).
14:15
58'KUYT (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ISLA (Chile).
14:15
58'LENS (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SILVA (Chile).
14:14
57'LENS (Netherlands) commits a foul.
14:13
56'ALEXIS (Chile) sees an effort go off target.

HIGH: Sanchez takes a touch into spaces, looks up and takes a long-range shot but it is constantly rising and sails over the bar.

14:12

Sneijder leads the next Dutch counter-attack and links up well with Lens, who gets the ball quickly back to the No10, but the Galatasaray midfielder loses control in the corner and Chile take back possession.

14:09
52'DE JONG (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:09

The Netherlands pick up where they left off at the end of the first half and dominate possession at the beginning of the second period. Chile are finding it difficult to get out of their own half.

14:07
50'SNEIJDER (Netherlands) illegally handles the ball.
14:06
49'DIAZ (Chile) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:06

Alexis Sanchez shows some more great skill and gets applause from the stands after some quick touches, but the Dutch ultimately take over.

14:04
47'BLIND (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ALEXIS (Chile).
14:04

It's a straight swap for Chile, one midfielder on for the other.

Player Statistics

Chile
ChileCHI
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 0
  • Passes (complete)18 (16)
  • Passes Completion Rate88.89%
  • Tackles0
Chile
ChileCHI
Midfielder
  • 60International Caps
  • 178Centimeters
  • Date of Birth01 Jun 1984
  • Current clubWigan Athletic FC (ENG)
14:03
46'ALEXIS (Chile) is penalised after committing a foul.
14:02
46' Before the second half begins BEAUSEJOUR (in) comes off the bench to replace GUTIÉRREZ (out) (Chile)
14:02
The second half kicks off.

The Dutch kick off to get us back underway in Sao Paulo and coach Sampaoli makes one change during the break.

14:01

The two teams are making their way back out to the pitch the start the second half.

14:01

FIRST-HALF PHOTOS
Take a look at some of the best images from both Group B games in a gallery we put together on Facebook.

13:58
13:49

HALF-TIME: The two Group B sides head into the break still goalless, but Netherlands have certainly enjoyed the run of play in the last 15 or 20 minutes of the half. As it stands, Netherlands would win the group on goal difference and Chile would finish second. Meanwhile, Spain lead Australia 1-0 at the break courtesy of David Villa's clever flick to give La Roja some pride in their final match at Brazil 2014.

13:46

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13:46
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Chile
ChileCHI

Statistics

Ball possession

32%
68%
14Fouls Committed7
3Attempts On Target0
7Shots3
0Total Goals scored0
0Penalties scored0
13:46
The referee brings the first half to an end.
13:45
13:44
45'KUYT (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on CH. ARÁNGUIZ (Chile).
13:44
45'CH. ARÁNGUIZ (Chile) blocks the shot.
13:44
45'LENS (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
13:44
45'SILVA (Chile) commits a foul.
13:43
44'GUTIÉRREZ (Chile) sees an effort go off target.

WIDE: Felipe Gutierrez lets the ball skip off the back of his head toward goal and he comes close but misses wide. That's Chile's best look at goal so far.

13:43
44'LENS (Netherlands) commits a foul.
13:41
42'LENS (Netherlands) sees an effort go off target.

Netherlands are beginning to control the run of play now. Jeremain Lens heads toward the Chilean goal but opts to shoot early. His effort sails high and wide.

13:40
41'BLIND (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:39
40'ROBBEN (Netherlands) sees an effort go off target.

JUST WIDE: Arjen Robben makes a spectacular run through the heart of the Chilean defence, starting inside his own half and beats several defenders en route to goal but his shot is just wide of the far post. The No11 can't believe his effort didn't find its way into the back of the net!

13:37
38'BLIND (Netherlands) commits a foul.
13:36

AUSTRALIA 0-1 SPAIN
David Villa puts Spain ahead

13:35
13:34
35'DE VRIJ (Netherlands) sees an effort go off target.

WIDE: Arjen Robben's free-kick finds Stefan de Vrij open at the far post but his header misses wide. The No3 should have done better with that.

13:33
34'JARA (Chile) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:33

Netherlands put together their first foray into Chile's area but the Dutch pass is behind Nigel de Jong to slow down the attack.

13:31
32'ALEXIS (Chile) commits a foul.
13:31
13:30
31'BLIND (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ALEXIS (Chile).
13:29
30'DIAZ (Chile) commits a foul.
13:28
29'LENS (Netherlands) illegally handles the ball.
13:28

FIRST ACTION

13:27

Sanchez shows some great skill to create some space and the No7 tries to play forward to Marcelo Diaz but it's a bit too strong and rolls out for a goal-kick.

13:25
26'C. BRAVO (Chile) blocks the shot.

Netherlands' No10 takes the free-kick but it's wide of the frame and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo takes control.

13:25
26'SNEIJDER (Netherlands) hits his free-kick on target.
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13:24
25' SILVA (Chile) is booked by the referee.

Francisco Silva is the first to go into the book after tripping Jermaine Lens, who otherwise would have had a clear look at goal.

13:24
25'SILVA (Chile) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:24
13:23
23'WIJNALDUM (Netherlands) sees an effort go off target.
13:22
23'GUTIÉRREZ (Chile) blocks the shot.
13:22
23'ROBBEN (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
13:22
23'GUTIÉRREZ (Chile) sees an effort go off target.

HIGH: Felipe Gutierrez shoots first time from Sanchez's corner but his effort goes over the bar.

13:22
23'ALEXIS (Chile) swings in the corner.
13:21

Mena causes more trouble for the Dutch backline as Chile prepare for their first corner.

13:20
21'SNEIJDER (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on VARGAS (Chile).
13:19

Eugenio Mena enjoys some space on the right and the No2 passes to Charles Aranguiz, who cleverly leaves the ball for his striker partner but Dirk Kuyt intercepts well to break-up the attack.

13:18
19'LENS (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SILVA (Chile).
13:17

Despite the slow start to the match, Chile are receiving some great support in the crowd as large masses in red shirts continue to stand and sing.

13:14
15'CH. ARÁNGUIZ (Chile) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
13:14

DID YOU KNOW?
This is the first time in 14 years that the Netherlands don't have a player with 'Van' in his surname in their starting XI. This last occured when the Oranje beat France at UEFA EURO 2000 3-2.

13:13
14'BLIND (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ALEXIS (Chile).
13:13
14'BLIND (Netherlands) commits a foul.
13:12
13'VARGAS (Chile) sees an effort go off target.
13:11
12'LENS (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SILVA (Chile).
13:11
12'LENS (Netherlands) commits a foul.
13:10
11'JARA (Chile) is penalised after committing a foul.
13:10

Alexis Sanchez nearly surprises the Dutch backline with a quick header from a deep pass out of midfield, but Jasper Cillessen is quick to cut out the danger.

13:07
8'SILVA (Chile) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on LENS (Netherlands).
13:07

It's been a cagey first few minutes from Sao Paulo as both teams clearly don't want to make an early mistake with so much at stake.

13:05
13:04
5'DE JONG (Netherlands) illegally handles the ball.
13:03
4'ROBBEN (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MEDEL (Chile).

Arjen Robben looks to start a quick counter-attack for the Netherlands but he fouls Gary Medel in the process and the referee stops the play.

13:01
2'LENS (Netherlands) commits a foul.
13:00
The match kicks off.

Chile kick us off in their white kit, while Netherlands are in their traditional orange.

12:57

THE LINE-UPS

12:56
12:55

Standings - Group B

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
NetherlandsNED
6220083
ChileCHI
6220051
AustraliaAUS
0200236
SpainESP
0200217
12:55

And now the Himno Nacional de Chile rings around the Arena de Sao Paulo, and the impressive Chilean supporters sing along with the team, creating a great atmosphere as we near kick off.

12:54

Het Wilhelmus is the first national anthem to play in Sao Paulo as the Netherlands team stands proud and sings along.

12:51

JORGE SAMPAOLI, CHILE COACH
“I'm very happy with the effort the players put in. We worked very hard on how we might beat Spain and we managed it, but now we have to face the Netherlands. It's an important match that will decide who wins the group. The idea is not to look any further ahead than the next game and to take things step by step.”

12:50

Your 11

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Netherlands
NetherlandsNED

1 Jasper CILLESSEN, 2 Ron VLAAR, 3 Stefan DE VRIJ, 4 Bruno MARTINS INDI, 5 Daley BLIND, 6 Nigel DE JONG, 7 Daryl JANMAAT, 8 Jonathan DE GUZMAN, 10 Wesley SNEIJDER, 9 Robin VAN PERSIE, 11 Arjen ROBBEN

Chile
ChileCHI

1 Claudio BRAVO, 2 Eugenio MENA, 4 Mauricio ISLA, 5 Francisco SILVA, 17 Gary MEDEL, 6 Carlos CARMONA, 8 Arturo VIDAL, 20 Charles ARANGUIZ, 21 Marcelo DIAZ, 7 Alexis SANCHEZ, 11 Eduardo VARGAS

12:48

LOUIS VAN GAAL ON CHILE
"They are incredibly passionate and extremely well-organised. And they play on the attack. I think they have a fantastic coach, who has persuaded his players to play football. They carry out his instructions in a passionate and persuasive way and it is beautiful to see."

12:43

COLOURFUL SUPPORT
These fans are ready to cheer on Netherlands and Chile in Sao Paulo today!

12:40

Head-to-Head

Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Chile
ChileCHI
.0Wins0.
.1Draws1.
2Total Goals scored2
12:37

A LOOK INSIDE THE LOCKER ROOMS
Take an exclusive peek into the Netherlands' and Chile's changing rooms

12:29
12:28

CHILE IN DEPTH
Take a look at La Roja's team profile and discover more about football in Chile.

12:27

NETHERLANDS IN DEPTH
Take a look at the Oranje team profile and discover more about football in the Netherlands

12:26

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Today's referee is Gambia's Bakary Gassama

12:20

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12:20

HEAD TO HEAD:
The two teams’ only prior encounter took place 86 years ago in the consolation final of the Olympic Football Tournament 1928 in Amsterdam. The fixture finished 2-2 but the Netherlands were declared the winners after drawing lots.

12:15

CAPTAIN'S CLASH

Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Forward
  • 76International Caps
  • 180Centimeters
  • Date of Birth23 Jan 1984
  • Current clubFC Bayern Muenchen (GER)
Chile
ChileCHI
Goalkeeper
  • 79International Caps
  • 185Centimeters
  • Date of Birth13 Apr 1983
  • Current clubReal Sociedad (ESP)
12:07

NETHERLANDS-CHILE LINE-UPS
The staring XIs for the two teams have been announced!

12:06

WELCOME:
Hello and welcome to one half of Group B's finale, and this match is a decisive one at that. Netherlands and Chile are playing in Sao Paulo for the top spot in the group this afternoon, so despite both teams already in the Round of 16 we can expect an entertaining match as the two sides will surely want to avoid hosts Brazil, should A Seleção progress out of Group A later on this afternoon. So, stay with us here as we bring you the minute-by-minute action from the Arena de Sao Paulo, along with important updates from Australia-Spain, which kicks off at the same time from the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba.

11:30

Weather

Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 20° CTemperature
  • 6 m/sWind
  • 53 %Humidity
11:30
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
  • 1CILLESSEN (GK)
  • 2VLAAR
  • 3DE VRIJ
  • 5BLIND
  • 6DE JONG
  • 7JANMAAT
  • 10SNEIJDER
  • 11ROBBEN (C)
  • 15KUYT
  • 17LENS
  • 20WIJNALDUM
Chile
ChileCHI
  • 1C. BRAVO (GK)(C)
  • 2MENA
  • 4ISLA
  • 5SILVA
  • 7ALEXIS
  • 11VARGAS
  • 16GUTIÉRREZ
  • 17MEDEL
  • 18JARA
  • 20CH. ARÁNGUIZ
  • 21DIAZ

Current 11