FIFA World Cup

Spain vs. Netherlands: Simulating World Cup Group Clash Using FIFA 14

Netherlands soccer team coach Louis van Gaal smiles at fans after a training session in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, on Saturday June 7, 2014.  The Netherlands play in group B of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
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Nick AkermanFeatured ColumnistJune 13, 2014

Spain head to Brazil with the unenviable task of defending a World Cup crown they battled so hard to win four years ago. Andres Iniesta's extra-time strike sunk the Netherlands back in 2010, but can he do the same during the all-European clash at this year's tournament?

Perhaps the more important question: Will Nigel de Jong flying kick Xabi Alonso half-way back to Madrid again?

We let an Xbox One version of FIFA 14 be our guide.


Spain vs. Netherlands: FIFA 14 Highlights

Oh my word, that goal. Wesley Sneijder's wonderful strike set the tone for a fantastic Netherlands win, but other nations beware: Spain lost their opening match in 2010 before taking the trophy. Can Vicente del Bosque's men recover quickly, or will Spanish dominance finally subside? Will Louis van Gaal land the prize his nation craves so badly before heading to Manchester United?

Only time will tell. For now, let us know how you think this match will go in reality. You know where the comments section is.

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