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17:59

The action today has been quite remarkable, can Chile-Australia top anything we've seen so far? Join us for the final game of the day in Brazil, as Jorge Sampaoli's men face off against Ange Postecoglou's side.

17:57

STAT ATTACK: 
The last time Spain conceded at least 5 goals was in 1963 when they were defeated in Madrid 6-2 by Scotland.

17:56
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Statistics

Ball possession

58%
42%
5Fouls Committed18
6Attempts On Target11
9Shots13
1Total Goals scored5
0Penalties scored0
17:56

Goal Counter

11Goals so far
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17:53
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has been elected Man of the Match

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17:51
The final whistle sounds.

FULL TIME: 
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? 

17:49

MISS! Fernando Torres is presented with an excellent opportunity, but he takes a touch and the chance passes him by.

17:48
90'+PEDRO (Spain) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on WIJNALDUM (Netherlands).
17:46

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.

17:45
89'A. INIESTA (Spain) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DE JONG (Netherlands).
17:45
88'RAMOS (Spain) blocks the shot.
17:45
88'SNEIJDER (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
17:44
88'LENS (Netherlands) illegally handles the ball.
17:44
87'ROBBEN (Netherlands) swings in the corner.
17:43
87'I. CASILLAS (Spain) blocks the shot.

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.

17:43
87'ROBBEN (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
17:43
87'I. CASILLAS (Spain) blocks the shot.
17:43
87'WIJNALDUM (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
17:43
86'VELTMAN (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on A. INIESTA (Spain).
17:42
86'TORRES (Spain) is ruled offside.
17:42
85'VELTMAN (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:40
83'FÁBREGAS (Spain) takes a corner kick.
17:39

STAT ATTACK: 
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

17:37
80' ROBBEN (Netherlands) scores!!

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.

17:36
79'LENS (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on JORDI ALBA (Spain).
17:35
79' LENS (in) comes off the bench to replace V. PERSIE (out) (Netherlands)
17:35
78' FÁBREGAS (in) comes off the bench to replace SILVA (out) (Spain)

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.

17:33
77' VELTMAN (in) comes off the bench to replace DE VRIJ (out) (Netherlands)
17:33
76'RAMOS (Spain) sees an effort go off target.

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.

17:32
75'DE VRIJ (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:32

Man of the Match

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17:29
72' V. PERSIE (Netherlands) scores!!

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. 

17:27
70'TORRES (Spain) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
17:26
69'I. CASILLAS (Spain) blocks the shot.

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.

17:26
69'V. PERSIE (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
17:24
67'SILVA (Spain) is adjudged to be in an offside position.

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.

17:24
67'CILLESSEN (Netherlands) blocks the shot.
17:24
67'PEDRO (Spain) sees his effort hit the target.
17:24
67'MARTINS INDI (Netherlands) blocks the shot.
17:24
67'SILVA (Spain) sees his effort hit the target.
17:23
66' V. PERSIE (Netherlands) is booked by the referee.
17:22
66'V. PERSIE (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:22
65' I. CASILLAS (Spain) is booked by the referee.
17:21
65' DE VRIJ (Netherlands) scores!!

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!

17:21
64'DE VRIJ (Netherlands) is denied by the post.
17:20
64'PIQUÉ (Spain) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:19
62' TORRES (in) comes off the bench to replace DIEGO COSTA (out) (Spain)
17:19
62' PEDRO (in) comes off the bench to replace ALONSO (out) (Spain)
17:19
62' WIJNALDUM (in) comes off the bench to replace DE GUZMAN (out) (Netherlands)
17:18
62'V. PERSIE (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
17:17
60'V. PERSIE (Netherlands) rattles the crossbar.

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!

17:16
17:15
17:14
58'DIEGO COSTA (Spain) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
17:13

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.

17:12
55'XAVI (Spain) takes a corner kick.
17:09
53' ROBBEN (Netherlands) scores!!

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!

17:06
50'CILLESSEN (Netherlands) blocks the shot.

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.

17:06
50'A. INIESTA (Spain) sees his effort hit the target.
17:04
47'JANMAAT (Netherlands) commits a foul.
17:02
The second half kicks off.

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.

16:59

FIRST-HALF PHOTOS
It's been an entertaining 45 minutes of football from Salvador. Take a look at some of the best images from the Arena Fonte Nova so far.

16:53

STAT ATTACK: 
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.

16:52
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16:47

Man of the Match

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16:46
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Statistics

Ball possession

60%
40%
2Fouls Committed11
2Attempts On Target3
4Shots3
1Total Goals scored1
0Penalties scored0
16:46
The referee brings the first half to an end.

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.

16:46
45'+ROBBEN (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:44
44' V. PERSIE (Netherlands) scores!!

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.

16:43
43'XAVI (Spain) swings in the corner.
16:42
43'CILLESSEN (Netherlands) blocks the shot.

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.

16:42
43'SILVA (Spain) sees his effort hit the target.
16:42

ALONSO CONVERTS

16:41
41'DIEGO COSTA (Spain) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
16:40
41' DE VRIJ (Netherlands) is booked by the referee.
16:40
40'DE VRIJ (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:39
39'ROBBEN (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
16:37
37'DE GUZMAN (Netherlands) commits a foul.
16:36
36'V. PERSIE (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
16:35
35'MARTINS INDI (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on A. INIESTA (Spain).
16:35

DID YOU KNOW? 
That is Xabi Alonso's second goal in the World Cup, his last came almost eight years ago today, against Ukraine in Leipzig.

16:34
35'I. CASILLAS (Spain) blocks the shot.
16:34
35'DE JONG (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
16:33

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.

16:30
30'V. PERSIE (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
16:28
28'V. PERSIE (Netherlands) is ruled offside.
16:27
27' ALONSO (Spain) successfully converts the penalty!

GOAL! Xabi Alonso opens the scoring for Spain, smashing the penalty low to Cillessen's right-hand side.

16:25
26'DIEGO COSTA (Spain) is fouled inside the box by DE VRIJ (Netherlands). A penalty is awarded to Spain.

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.

16:25
25' DE GUZMAN (Netherlands) is booked by the referee.
16:25
25'DE GUZMAN (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:25

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16:22
23'XAVI (Spain) swings in the corner.

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.

16:18
18'DIEGO COSTA (Spain) sees an effort go off target.

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.

16:16
17'V. PERSIE (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:15
16'SNEIJDER (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SERGIO (Spain).
16:15
15'DE JONG (Netherlands) commits a foul.
16:14
16:13
13'VLAAR (Netherlands) blocks the shot.
16:13
13'DIEGO COSTA (Spain) sees his effort hit the target.
16:13

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.

16:10
10'A. INIESTA (Spain) sees an effort go off target.

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.

16:08
8'I. CASILLAS (Spain) blocks the shot.

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.

16:08
8'SNEIJDER (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
16:06
6'SERGIO (Spain) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SNEIJDER (Netherlands).
16:06
6'ALONSO (Spain) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:05
5'JANMAAT (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:00
1'VLAAR (Netherlands) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:00
The match kicks off.

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.

16:00
16:00

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!"

15:58

Your 11

These are the most-popular line-ups chosen by FIFA.com users.

Spain
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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

Netherlands
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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

15:57

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.

15:56

The Marcha Real rings out around the Arena Fonte Nova and the Spanish squad grab each other by the shoulders.

15:52

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.

15:50

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15:45

DEL BOSQUE v VAN GAAL
The two coaches have faced off before, in two Spanish La Liga games between Real Madrid and Barça. Del Bosque was undefeated:, a 3-0 Real win and a 0-0 draw.

15:42

HEALTHY NETHERLANDS
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.

15:40

Head-to-Head

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.5Wins4.
.1Draws1.
16Total Goals scored11
15:40

INSIDE THE DRESSING ROOM
Spain's shirts line up ready for La Roja to start their Trophy defence.

15:38

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.

15:33

XAVI
“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."

15:31

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."

15:26

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.

15:20

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15:19

ONE TO ELEVEN
Louis van Gaal 
has named a 'one to 11' line-up.

15:13

STAT ATTACK:
 - 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

15:09

WELCOME
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.

14:54

Weather

Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 27° CTemperature
  • 12 m/sWind
  • 87 %Humidity
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Spain
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  • 1I. CASILLAS (GK)(C)
  • 3PIQUÉ
  • 6A. INIESTA
  • 8XAVI
  • 14ALONSO
  • 15RAMOS
  • 16SERGIO
  • 18JORDI ALBA
  • 19DIEGO COSTA
  • 21SILVA
  • 22AZPILICUETA
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
  • 1CILLESSEN (GK)
  • 2VLAAR
  • 3DE VRIJ
  • 4MARTINS INDI
  • 5BLIND
  • 6DE JONG
  • 7JANMAAT
  • 8DE GUZMAN
  • 9V. PERSIE (C)
  • 10SNEIJDER
  • 11ROBBEN

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