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The last time Spain conceded at least 5 goals was in 1963 when they were defeated in Madrid 6-2 by Scotland.
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It's all over in Salvador, and it's one of the most incredible results in World Cup history. Spain led through Xabi Alonso's first half penalty but Robin van Persie equalised with a diving header just before the interval. The excellent Arjen Robben then put the Dutch ahead before De Vrij bundled home and both Van Persie and Robben completed their braces. Spain lost their first game in 2010, can they come back from this?
MISS! Fernando Torres is presented with an excellent opportunity, but he takes a touch and the chance passes him by.
There are some incredibly glum faces on the Spanish bench and in the crowd. Louis van Gaal's young side (the squad on average is 2 years younger than Spain's) have harried and pressed Spain into submission here, despite having 40 per cent of possession.
A quite incredible passage of play sees Wijnaldum skip past the Spanish defence into the area and Casillas saves, the ball rebounds out to Robben whose thunderous effort is turned away by the Spain No1.
The only other time Spain have conceded more than 3 goals in a World Cup game was in Brazil 1950 when they lost 6-1 against the hosts
GOAL! ROBBEN! It's a rout in the rain in Salvador! Incredible touch, pace and awareness from the Bayern winger who steams past Sergio Ramos, rounds Casillas and keeps his cool to slam home.
Chelsea's latest signing enters the field. Can he make a difference in the final few minutes in Salvador? Remember, Del Bosque's men lost their opener to Switzerland in 2010 but went on to lift the Trophy.
The Spaniards need to find a response from somewhere, but the Real Madrid defender curls a set piece in which goes just wide of Cillessen's right-hand post.
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GOAL! Incredible stuff at the Arena Fonte Nova as the Dutch go further ahead! Iker Casillas miscontrols and Van Persie pounces, takes a touch and pokes home.
Robin van Persie opens his body and pops a shot from around 25 yards out, but the Real Madrid stopper denies the Dutch No9 with his legs.
OFFSIDE! The ball is in the net, but it won't count. Pedro heads on to David Silva, who pokes home at the second attempt, but the Manchester City man was in an offside position.
GOAL! The Dutch are 3-1 ahead! Sneijder whips a free-kick across the Spanish box and the Dutch No3 bundles in at the back post. Incredible scenes in Salvador!
OFF THE BAR! Superb build-up play by Arjen Robben sees Janmaat help the ball on to Van Persie. The Dutch skipper slams the ball right-footed at Casillas' goal and it thunders off the frame of the goal. So close!
#ESP 1-2 #NED (53'): Spain have now conceded MORE goals in 1 match than in their last 10 at WC and Euro combined.— Infostrada Sports (@Infostrada Sports) 13/06/2014 21:15
It's all about football, watching Spain-Netherlands together with the teammates! #WorldCup2014 http://t.co/gkhE5fLbE5— BelgianRedDevils (@BelgianRedDevils) 13/06/2014 20:15
That's Robben's fourth World Cup goal in his ninth match at the global finals. He scored once in 2006 and twice in 2010. He joins Robin van Persie as the only Dutchmen to score at three World Cups.
GOAL! Robben controls a long ball with wonderful precision, steadies himself to take the ball past Gerard Pique, and hammers past Casillas. The Dutch are ahead!
Iniesta receives the ball around 25 yards from goal, swivels and gets his head up straight away. His shot, though tame, sees Cillessen scramble across goal to smother the ball.
We're back under way in Salvador and there's been a downpour of rain during the interval which means the raw heat from the opening period has subsided a little.
Van Persie continues his record of scoring in every World Cup finals he's appeared in, adding to his efforts in 2006 and 2010. He’s the first Dutchman to score in three World Cups.
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HALF TIME: Despite Spain dominating possession in the opening period and taking the lead through Xabi Alonso's penalty, Robin van Persie's superb header means the Dutch go in at the break on level terms. Join us for what should prove to be a thrilling second period.
GOAL! Robin van Persie levels things up 90 seconds before half-time with a diving, looping header over the stranded Iker Casillas, following a superb cross-field ball by Daley Blind.
Iniesta plays a beautiful ball through to the Manchester City man, who tries to fool Cillessen by dinking the ball over him, but the Ajax keeper is equal to his effort.
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That is Xabi Alonso's second goal in the World Cup, his last came almost eight years ago today, against Ukraine in Leipzig.
CLOSE! Daley Blind whips a vicious ball across the box after creating space, Sergio Ramos misses the ball and Robin van Persie is centimetres away from levelling for the Dutch.
GOAL! Xabi Alonso opens the scoring for Spain, smashing the penalty low to Cillessen's right-hand side.
PENALTY TO SPAIN! Diego Costa breaks through and is chased by Stefan de Vrij. The Atleti forward cuts back and is taken out by the Dutch No3.
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Some magnificently intricate play between Iniesta and Silva sees the latter get into space in the Dutch box, but he is closed down and the ball goes out for a corner, which is cleared.
David Silva capitalises on some confusion in the Dutch midfield to play Spain's No19 into space. He breaks into the box but his effort is high and wide.
#ESP - #NED: Wesley Sneijder (5) has so far scored more WC goals than Spain's starting XI (3).— Infostrada Sports (@Infostrada Sports) 13/06/2014 19:14
Diega Costa breaks through on goal and finds himself facing the colossal Ron Vlaar who does well to delay the Atleti forward from getting a shot away. The Aston Villa man clears.
The Barça man, who scored the famous extra time winner in the 2010 Final, finds space around 30 yards from goal but his rasping drive is a little too high.
The Galatasaray midfielder breaks clean through of the Spanish defence after an incisive pass through by Robben, but the No10 perhaps overthinks his effort and Casillas palms away.
And we're underway in Salvador, a huge roar greets the Spanish side in all white kicking off the first Group B match of the tournament.
COURTOIS BEHIND SPAIN
Looks like last season's Atleti keeper is supporting La Roja today, tweeting in Spanish:
"Ready to watch the Spain game now! Good luck!"
Preparado para ver el partido de España ahora! Suerte! #WorldCup2014— Thibaut Courtois (@Thibaut Courtois) 13/06/2014 18:58
These are the most-popular line-ups chosen by FIFA.com users.
1 Iker CASILLAS, 3 Gerard PIQUE, 15 Sergio RAMOS, 18 Jordi ALBA, 22 Cesar AZPILICUETA, 6 Andres INIESTA, 8 Xavi HERNANDEZ, 10 Cesc FABREGAS, 14 Xabi ALONSO, 16 Sergio BUSQUETS, 19 Diego COSTA
1 Jasper CILLESSEN, 2 Ron VLAAR, 3 Stefan DE VRIJ, 4 Bruno MARTINS INDI, 5 Daley BLIND, 6 Nigel DE JONG, 7 Daryl JANMAAT, 10 Wesley SNEIJDER, 9 Robin VAN PERSIE, 11 Arjen ROBBEN, 19 Klaas Jan HUNTELAAR
Next it's the turn of the Dutch squad, who grip each other and sing Met Wilhelmus passionately, along with their fans around the stadium.
The Marcha Real rings out around the Arena Fonte Nova and the Spanish squad grab each other by the shoulders.
WE'RE ALMOST READY...
The players are in the tunnel in Salvador, ready to take their place on the pitch for the pre-match preliminaries.
You can't get much more orange than this Dutch fan, who's using a certain vegetable to show his passion for Louis van Gaal's side.
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DID YOU KNOW?
This is the first time in World Cup history that the finalists from the previous edition meet in the first round of the following tournament.
“Football is funny like that. A match that was the World Cup Final last time round is now a group-opener. That’s how draws work. It’s pot luck, so we’ve got the Dutch again. It’s almost certainly my last World Cup. Here’s hoping Spain get as far as possible and if we manage to defend the Trophy, knowing how difficult it is will make it all the sweeter. Of course I’d love to go out on a high."
EDWIN VAN DER SAR
"I think Jasper Cillessen [should be No1]. He plays for Ajax and came into the team this year and has played three or four times for the national team. He's looked good as a young goalkeeper, he's very good with his feet, that's something that Ajax and the Dutch team need as we always try to involve the goalkeeper in keeping possession."
ALMOST FOUR YEARS AGO...
Can you believe it's been nearly four years since Spain lifted the World Cup Trophy in Soccer City Stadium? Have a read of our match summary from 11 July 2010.
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- Half of the players starting today started the 2010 Final (seven from Spain, four from Netherlands)
- Wesley Sneijder is set to win his 100th cap for the Netherlands, becoming the country's sixth centurion
- If Iker Casillas keeps a clean sheet for 85 minutes, he will pass Walter Zenga's record of consecutive minutes without conceding a goal
After the excitement of a wet Estadio das Dunas in Natal, our attention now turns to Salvador and the Arena Fonte Nova for one of the most anticipated matches of the opening round of games. Spain face Netherlands in a repeat of the 2010 Final and while there are some World Cup winners lining up for Spain, there are a host of new faces in the Dutch line-up. Take your seat in the Global Stadium and #joinin across Twitter and Facebook with our Social Hub.
Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador