Louis van Gaal's Netherlands side beat Chile 2-0 in Sao Paulo to qualify top of Group B.
The Dutch manager's second-half substitutions paid off in a contest that had been extremely tight and scrappy before then.
In his first real contribution after coming on Leroy Fer put Holland up 1-0 with a terrifically taken header.
Chile's search for an equaliser resulted in their being caught out in stoppage time. A long ball forward found the run of Arjen Robben, who wonderfully rounded the opposition's defence and then picked out Memphis Depay at the back post to seal the 2-0 win.
Ratings and a word or two on each player's performance are below.
|Netherlands Player Ratings|
|Stefan de Vrij||6||7|
|Nigel de Jong||7||8|
Netherlands Half-Time Analysis
Jasper Cillessen: Little to do with Chile's best chances going wide of the mark.
Daryl Janmaat: Got forward well at times but found things a little tougher defending his own flank.
Ron Vlaar: Dominating the Chile attack in the penalty area.
Stefan de Vrij: Decent enough but showing signs of Chile attack getting at him.
Daley Blind: Largely in control but has not been able to do as much going forward as he might have liked.
Nigel de Jong: Aggressive and strong as usual. Winning a number of tackles but doing some chasing too when Chile spread the ball around.
Georginio Wijnaldum: Very quiet, not made the most of his starting opportunity yet.
Dirk Kuyt: Industrious as you would expect in fulfilling more defensive duties.
Wesley Sneijder: Pretty quiet too, bar some nice passes and set-piece deliveries.
Jeremain Lens: Not of Robin van Persie's quality but he has been eager, putting Chile on the back foot.
Arjen Robben: Some great work bringing the ball forward but has not found his finishing touch yet.
Netherlands Full-Time Analysis
Jasper Cillessen: Chile put further pressure on Holland, but the goalkeeper was rarely tested.
Daryl Janmaat: Got up and down the pitch again; decent enough for his team.
Ron Vlaar: Barely allowed Chile a sniff at goal.
Stefan de Vrij: Solid overall.
Daley Blind: Booked in the second half; mostly good work again as Chile struggled to get beyond him.
Nigel de Jong: Toeing the line between aggressive and cynical in his work maybe, but his tackling helped ensure Chile did not have it all their own way.
Georginio Wijnaldum: Little of note on the ball, but he put a decent shift in.
Dirk Kuyt: A good shift from the versatile Kuyt; did his job.
Wesley Sneijder: Still classy when he gets involved, but those moments were rare.
Jeremain Lens: Linked up nicely with those around him at times but did not really threaten by himself.
Arjen Robben: Excellent assist for Depay's goal; was kept quiet for large periods but always looked to run at Chile when he could.
Memphis Depay: Great running to get in position to tuck away Holland's second goal.
Leroy Fer: Excellently taken header; little else from the midfielder, but it did not matter.
Terence Kongolo: On late for Kuyt; too little time to really make much impact.
|Chile Player Ratings|
Chile Half-Time Analysis
Claudio Bravo: Rarely called upon but was there to make a couple of tidy stops.
Mauricio Isla: Plenty of energy but not causing the Dutch too many problems.
Eugenio Mena: Provided great width down the left flank, putting in some good crosses.
Gonzalo Jara: Untroubled early on; had some issues when Robben and Leans began to put him on the back foot.
Gary Medel: Typically physical stuff from the defender.
Francisco Silva: Competitive and tough in the early going; up for the battle.
Charles Aranguiz: Involved but largely unremarkable.
Marcelo Diaz: His deliveries from set pieces caused Holland problems.
Felipe Gutierrez: Some good moments but as responsible as anyone for the scrappiness in the first half.
Alexis Sanchez: Getting in among the Dutch with some success but has been unable to contribute too much in the final third.
Eduardo Vargas: Good movement, spreading the play particularly well.
Chile Full-Time Analysis
Claudio Bravo: Another couple of good stops; was left helpless by his defence for the goals.
Mauricio Isla: Could only get so far down his right side before being stopped.
Eugenio Mena: Some nice crossing again going forward, but he rarely had anybody to aim at.
Gonzalo Jara: Looked to bring the ball forward when he could. Found himself turned inside and out when the Dutch got around him.
Gary Medel: Less effective in the second half as he tired and the Dutch searched for a goal.
Francisco Silva: Struggled as the Dutch moved the ball around well.
Charles Aranguiz: Involved in the building up of moves but not much more.
Marcelo Diaz: Used the ball well when he had the chance.
Felipe Gutierrez: Came off at half-time.
Alexis Sanchez: Some terrific, skillful stuff from the attacker, but he was largely dealt with comfortably.
Eduardo Vargas: Less effective in the second half before being withdrawn.
Jean Beausejour: Largely anonymous after his arrival.
Jorge Valdivia: Helped Chile gain a little momentum for a time.
Mauricio Pinilla: A lively presence looking to catch the Dutch defence out.
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