Netherlands 2-0 Chile

Substitutes Leroy Fur and Memphis Depay destroyed Chile with two late goals in Sao Paulo, as the both Chile and Netherlands qualified the knockout round of 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup from Group B.

Netherlands finished top of the group and will battle Mexico, while Chile take on Brazil, the hosts having finished second.

Fer scored his first international goal in the 77th minute to give the dutch a second half lead, that was followed by Depay’s effort in the 92nd minute.

The Oranje were missing the suspended Robin Van Persie as they completely relied on Arjen Robben who made lethal runs, missing an attempt in the 65th minute, saved by Claudio Bravo.

Chile’s Alexis Sanchez was bound to deliver for his side in the first half, but the Barcelona forward mis-controlled the ball on the edge of the Dutch penalty area to put it for a goal kick in the 9th minute.

Jorge Sampoli’s Chile managed one shot on target against the Dutch despite exploiting gaps between their centre halves and full backs.

Australia 0-3 Spain

David Villa, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata scored for the reigning World Cup champions Spain, as the side earned their first group victory in Curitiba coming off two consecutive losses.

The result meant Spain finish third having lost twice, while the socceroos of Australia made last. Andres Iniesta set up Juanfran on the right for a finish from David Villa that labelled him Spain’s best striker with nine World Cup goals and sixty in total.

Del Bosque’s men doubled the lead in the 69th minute when Fernando Torres scored the 38th goal of his international career thanks to another wonderful pass from Iniesta.

Spain largely controlled the game as they scored their final goal of the 2014 campaign. Juan Mata drilled home neatly between the legs of Mathew Ryan. When the final whistle went, the Spanish team headed straight to the airport for a plane back home.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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