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Oranje edge five-goal thriller

The Netherlands have beaten Australia 3-2 in a classic FIFA World Cup encounter to move within touching distance of a place in the Round of 16.

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14:57

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14:55
Australia
AustraliaAUS
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED

Statistics

Ball possession

48%
52%
18Fouls Committed25
8Attempts On Target14
10Shots15
2Total Goals scored3
1Penalties scored0
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Goal Counter

54Goals so far
MEMPHIS
AUS2-3NED
Latest Scorer
NED
MEMPHIS
14:55

AS IT STANDS 
If Spain fail to beat Chile later today, Netherlands would be through to the World Cup knockout stages.

14:54

STAT ATTACK: 
Netherlands
 win their fifth successive World Cup group stage and are now unbeaten in their last 12th group games at the finals. Their last group defeat came against Belgium almost 20 years ago: on 25 June 1994.

14:52
ROBBEN
NetherlandsNED
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED19TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR5SHOTS
14:50
The final whistle sounds.

FULL TIME: It's all over in Porto Alegre and the Netherlands have won a topsy-turvy match. Robben put the Dutch ahead before Cahill equalised instantly and Jedinak put the Socceroos in front with a second-half penalty. Van Persie then levelled things up before sub Depay all-but confirmed Australia's elimination.

14:49
90'+RYAN (Australia) blocks the shot.

Lens works space for himself down the Dutch left and cuts inside onto his favoured right foot. He hits at goal, but it's saved and eventually cleared.

14:49
90'+LENS (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
14:49
90'+JANMAAT (Netherlands) commits a foul.

Man of the Match

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

Australia
AustraliaAUS
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
(GK)
(GK)
Misses next match if booked 69'
Misses next match if booked
45'+3
11
77'
(C)Misses next match if booked
Misses next match if booked 78'
(C)Misses next match if booked 87'
51'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
77'
69'
51'
87'
18
Misses next match if booked
78'
Absent
45'+3
CoachCoach
Ange POSTECOGLOU (AUS)Louis VAN GAAL (NED)

Match Facts

Porto Alegre

From the subtropical climate to the cultural habits, Porto Alegre is fairly different from the other state capitals in Brazil.

Estadio Beira-Rio

  • Stadium nameEstadio Beira-Rio
  • CityPorto Alegre
  • Year constructed1969
  • Overall capacity43394

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 14° CTemperature
  • 15 m/sWind
  • 65 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Djamel HAIMOUDI
    Algeria
    AlgeriaALG
  • Assistant Referee 1: Redouane ACHIK (MAR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Abdelhak ETCHIALI (ALG)
  • Fourth official: Bakary GASSAMA (GAM)

Games

  • World Cup Fantasy

  • Castrol's Predictor Challenge

  • Your 11

  • Dream Team

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