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Netherlands vs. Chile: Live Score, Highlights for World Cup 2014 Group B Game

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Thomas CooperFeatured ColumnistJune 23, 2014

2014 World Cup Group B—Arena Corinthians—Sao Paulo

SECOND-HALF: Netherlands 2 - 0 Chile

Scorers: Fer (77), Depay (92)

 

Lineups

Netherlands: Cillessen; Janmaat, De Vrij, Vlaar, Blind; Wijnaldum, De Jong, Sneijder (Fer); Robben, Lens (Depay), Kuyt (Kongolo)

Substitutes: Martins Indi, de Guzman, Verhaegh, Veltman, Kongolo, Clasie, Fer, Huntelaar, Depay, Vorm, Krul.

Chile: Bravo, Isla, Medel, Mena, Jara, Silva (Valdivia), Gutierrez (Beausejour), Aranguiz, Diaz, Sanchez, Vargas (Pinilla)

Substitutes: Albornoz, Carmona, Vidal, Pinilla, Valdivia, Toselli, Rojas, Orellana, Beausejour, Fuenzalida, Paredes, Herrera.

Holland confirmed top spot in Group B with a 2-0 win over Chile on Monday.

The closely contested match looked like it could have gone either way for large periods of the game. Neither side created much in the way of chances, often surrendering possession as soon they ventured into the opposition half.

Arjen Robben and Alexis Sanchez, the star-men for Holland and Chile respectively, both looked most likely to find a way through the resolute defences they were facing. Even then, it looked like a tough afternoon's work at hand.

A tight, often scrappy encounter was goalless at half-time. The pattern of fouls, free-kicks and underserved penalty claims from the Chileans continued into the second-half. The South Americans defended well early on and for a subsequent period looked more likely to score.

That hope was ended on the 77th minute when substitute Leroy Fer put the Dutch in front with a wonderfully taken header.

Chile went in search of an equaliser but it was not to be. In stoppage time Arjen Robben broke forward and teed up Memphis Depay for Holland's second goal to seal the win.

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