Monday, June 23, 2014
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Netherlands
2
 
0
Chile
L. Fer  77' 1-0 
M. Depay  90' 2-0 
HT: 0-0
Arena de Sao Paulo (Attendance: 62,996)
Referee: Bakary Papa Gassama
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Netherlands vs. Chile
Minute Commentary
90' NETHERLANDS SEAL TOP SPOT
The Netherlands secured their 100% record and top spot in group B with a hard fought 2-0 victory over Chile at the Arena de Sao Paulo. The first half was a close fought affair as both sides struggled to create any clear cut chances. However, as Chile pushed forward in the second half they inevitably left gaps at the back which the Dutch were more than happy to take advantage of. The deadlock was broken on 77 minutes as Daryl Janmaat found substitute Leroy Fer with a great cross and the Norwich man headed home from close range after only being on the pitch for 90 seconds. The second goal came in injury time as the South Americans piled forward in search of an equaliser. A clinical move saw Arjen Robben attack the left wing and a deliver a slick pass across to substitute Memphis Depay who had the simple task of putting the ball into the net from 4 yards. Overall it's been a successful group stage for both sides as they wait to see who will face them in the second round.
90' FULL TIME
The match comes to an end in Sao Paulo.
90' GOOOAAALLL!!!
Netherlands break forward as Nigel De Jong finds Arjen Robben with a great through ball, the winger hits the by-line and crosses to Memphis Depay who taps the ball in at the back post to secure top spot for the Dutch.
90' INJURY TIME
There will be three minutes of added time.
89' MISS FROM MEDEL
The ball is crossed to Gary Medel inside the Chile box but the Cardiff man fails to get any real direction on the ball as it flies wide for a goal kick.
89' DAY OVER FOR DIRK
Dirk Kuyt limps off with an injury.
85' CHILE CHASE FOR A GOAL
Chile are searching for an equaliser here. It's going to be an interesting final few minutes as Holland will look to catch their opponents on the break.
81' NEARLY A NIGHTMARE FOR NIGEL
Nigel De Jong nearly turns a corner into the back of his own net but luckily for him the ball is blocked on the line.
77' GOOOAAALLL!!!
Substitute Leroy Fer has an immediate impact as Daryl Janmaat finds the Norwich man with a pinpoint cross and he makes no mistake from close range, sending the ball into the bottom corner of the net.
76' CLOSE FROM DEPAY
Memphis Depay creates space for himself and fires in a great long range effort which has to be well saved by Claudio Bravo.
75' CHANCE FOR HOLLAND
Dirk Kuyt has a great chance from the resulting corner but the former Liverpool man sends his header wide of the target.
74' DUTCH FREE-KICK
Wesley Sneijder sends in a dangerous cross from a free-kick which has to be well cleared by Eduardo Vargas.
70' SUB FOR CHILE
Jorge Valdivia comes on for Francisco Silva.
69' SUB FOR HOLLAND
Jeremain Lens comes off for Memphis Depay.
66' SHOT FROM ROBBEN
Arjen Robben creates space for a shot but his left footed effort is well blocked by Claudio Bravo.
65' SHOT FROM SANCHEZ
Alexis Sanchez nutmegs Jeremain Lens and fires in a shot on goal but Jasper Cillessen is equal to it as he parries the ball to safety.
64' BOOKING FOR BLIND
Daley Blind sees yellow for a foul on Alexis Sanchez.
63' PENATLY APPEAL
Alexis Sanchez goes down under the challenge of Jasper Cillessen but the referee fails to give a penalty or a corner.
60' DUTCH IN POSSESSION
The Netherlands are keeping the ball well here as they look to make sure of at least a draw.
56' SPECULATIVE FROM SANCHEZ
Alexis Sanchez tries one from distance but his right footed effort from 30 yards flies over the bar.
53' CHILE PUSH ON
Chile are pressuring the Dutch defence here as they look to carve out an opening.
49' SLICK SANCHEZ
Alexis Sanchez dribbles down the right but he is eventually stopped in his tracks by Daley Blind.
46' SECOND HALF
The second half kicks off.
45' STALE MATE
Both sides will be content going in at half time after a closely fought first half. Chile started the half brightest as they enjoyed more of the ball but failed to really test Jasper Cillessen in the Netherlands goal. Louis van Gaal's men then started to look more and more dangerous on the break through Arjen Robben. Their best chance came through the Bayern Munich winger as he managed to take the ball from his own half into the opposition box but his arrowed left footed effort narrowly missed the target. Chile will need to step it up in the second half if they want to finish in top place in group B.
45' HALF TIME
The referee brings the first half to a close.
44' CHANCE FOR CHILE
Felipe Gutierrez is given a free header inside the box but his close range effort goes just over the bar.
42' SPECULATIVE EFFORT
Jeremain Lens tries his luck from distance but his wild effort goes well over the bar.
40' GREAT RUN FROM ROBBEN
Arjen Robben nearly does the spectacular as he picks up the ball in his own half, runs at the Chile defence and fires in a shot from 18 yards which narrowly misses the right post.
35' CHANCE FOR HOLLAND
Arjen Robben whips in a pinpoint free-kick onto the head of Stefan De Vrij but the Dutch defender can only manage to send his diving header wide of the post.
33' HOLLAND PUSH FORWARD
Daryl Janmaat finds himself with time inside the box but he fails to find Jeremain Lens at the back post.
29' DRAW WOULD DO FOR DUTCH
As it stands Netherlands would go through as group winners, however, there's still a lot of football to play here in Sao Paulo.
26' SHOT FROM SNEIJDER
Wesley Sneijder fires in the resulting free-kick but keeper Claudio Bravo is able to collect the ball comfortably.
25' BOOKING FOR CHILE
Francisco Silva is booked for a foul on Jeremain Lens in a dangerous position.
23' CHANCE FOR CHILE
Alexis Sanchez finds Felipe Gutierrez with space inside the box with a neat free-kick but the Chile man can only fire his first time effort over the bar.
19' CONFIDENT CHILE
Chile look the more comfortable side here as they continue to probe the Dutch defence for an opening.
16' OFFSIDE?
Alexis Sanchez finds Charles Aranguiz with a great ball over the top but the assistant referee flags for offside. However, judging from the replays the Chile man was well onside.
13' HALF CHANCE FOR CHILE
Eduardo Vargas finds space for a header but his weak effort goes high and wide of the mark.
9' NETHERLANDS FREE-KICK
Wesley Sneijder whips in a dangerous free-kick from range but the Chile defence are able to clear the danger.
6' SLOW START
It's been a cagey start here as both sides are struggling to keep hold of the ball.
3' TIME TO SHINE
Jeremain Lens and Dirk Kuyt will be looking to make an impact here as they start their first game of this World Cup.
1' KICK OFF
The match is under way.
0' REF WATCH
Bakary Papa Gassama is a Gambian football referee. Gassama became a FIFA referee in 2007. He officiated at the 2012 Olympic tournament, in which he was the fourth official for the gold medal match between Mexico and Brazil.
0' PREVIOUS MEETINGS
This is only the second meeting between these sides. The Netherlands won their only previous clash by the drawing of lots after a 2-2 draw during the 1928 Olympic tournament. Chile have never won three successive World Cup games within the same tournament.
0' TEAM NEWS
Robin Van Persie will miss out through suspension after picking up a second yellow card against Australia. Bruno Martins Indi is also a doubt as he suffered concussion in the same match. Chile may leave out Arturo Vidal and Charles Aranguiz as both have been nursing injuries and have each picked up one yellow card so far.
0' FIGHT FOR THE TOP
Today's clash at the Arena de Sao Paulo sees the Netherlands face Chile in a match that will determine who will finish top of Group B. A draw would be enough for Louis Van Gaal's men to go through as group winners but Chile will fancy their chances against the Dutch after two convincing victories against Australia and Spain.
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Netherlands
(4-3-1-2)
Jasper Cillessen1
Daryl Janmaat7
Ron Vlaar2
Stefan De Vrij3
64' Daley Blind5
Georginio Wijnaldum20
Nigel De Jong6
89' Dirk Kuyt15
75' Wesley Sneijder10
Arjen Robben11
69' Jeremain Lens17
Substitutes
Tim Krul23
Michel Vorm22
89' Terence Kongolo14
Paul Verhaegh12
Bruno Martins Indi4
Joel Veltman13
75' 77' Leroy Fer18
Jonathan De Guzmán8
Jordy Clasie16
69' 90' Memphis Depay21
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar19
Chile
(3-4-1-2)
1Claudio Bravo
17Gary Medel
5Francisco Silva 25' 70'
18Gonzalo Jara
4Mauricio Isla
20Charles Aranguiz
21Marcelo Díaz
2Eugenio Mena
16Felipe Gutiérrez 46'
7Alexis Sánchez
11Eduardo Vargas 81'
Substitutes
23Johnny Herrera
12Cristopher Toselli
13Jose Rojas
3Miiko Albornoz
15Jean Beausejour 46'
10Jorge Valdivia 70'
8Arturo Vidal
19Jose Fuenzalida
6Carlos Carmona
9Mauricio Pinilla 81'
22Esteban Paredes
14Fabián Orellana
Manager
Louis Van Gaal 
Manager
Jorge Sampaoli 
Netherlands
(4-3-1-2)
1Jasper Cillessen
7Daryl Janmaat
2Ron Vlaar
3Stefan De Vrij
5Daley Blind
Yellow Card 64'
20Georginio Wijnaldum
6Nigel De Jong
15Dirk Kuyt
Substitution Terence Kongolo (on) 89'
10Wesley Sneijder
Substitution Leroy Fer (on) 75'
11Arjen Robben
17Jeremain Lens
Substitution Memphis Depay (on) 69'
Substitutes
23Tim Krul
22Michel Vorm
14Terence Kongolo
Substitution Terence Kongolo (on) 89'
12Paul Verhaegh
4Bruno Martins Indi
13Joel Veltman
18Leroy Fer
Substitution Leroy Fer (on) 75'
Goal 77'
8Jonathan De Guzmán
16Jordy Clasie
21Memphis Depay
Substitution Memphis Depay (on) 69'
Goal 90'
19Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
Manager
Louis Van Gaal 
Chile
(3-4-1-2)
1Claudio Bravo
17Gary Medel
5Francisco Silva
Yellow Card 25'
Substitution Jorge Valdivia (on) 70'
18Gonzalo Jara
4Mauricio Isla
20Charles Aránguiz
21Marcelo Díaz
2Eugenio Mena
16Felipe Gutiérrez
Substitution Jean Beausejour (on) 46'
7Alexis Sánchez
11Eduardo Vargas
Substitution Mauricio Pinilla (on) 81'
Substitutes
23Johnny Herrera
12Cristopher Toselli
13José Manuel Rojas
3Miiko Albornoz
15Jean Beausejour
Substitution Felipe Gutiérrez (off) 46'
10Jorge Valdivia
Substitution Francisco Silva (off) 70'
8Arturo Vidal
19José Pedro Fuenzalida
6Carlos Carmona
9Mauricio Pinilla
Substitution Eduardo Vargas (off) 81'
22Esteban Paredes
14Fabián Orellana
Manager
Jorge Sampaoli 
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Team Stats
NetherlandsNED ChileCHI
2 Goals 0
2 Assists 0
13 Shots 7
8 Shots on Goal 1
1 Saves 6
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
9 Crosses 29
2 Corner Kicks 7
1 Offside 2
26 Fouls Committed 14
1 Cautions/Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
36% Ball Possession 64%
Netherlands
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Jasper Cillessen 90 - 0 0 0 1
2Ron Vlaar 90 0 0 0 - -
3Stefan De Vrij 90 0 0 0 - -
5Daley Blind 90 0 1 0 - -
6Nigel De Jong 90 0 0 0 - -
7Daryl Janmaat 90 0 0 0 - -
10Wesley Sneijder 75 0 0 0 - -
11Arjen Robben 90 0 0 0 - -
15Dirk Kuyt 89 0 0 0 - -
17Jeremain Lens 69 0 0 0 - -
20Georginio Wijnaldum 90 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
14Terence Kongolo 1 0 0 0 - -
18Leroy Fer 15 1 0 0 - -
21Memphis Depay 21 1 0 0 - -

Chile
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Claudio Bravo 90 - 0 0 2 3
2Eugenio Mena 90 0 0 0 - -
4Mauricio Isla 90 0 0 0 - -
5Francisco Silva 70 0 1 0 - -
7Alexis Sánchez 90 0 0 0 - -
11Eduardo Vargas 81 0 0 0 - -
16Felipe Gutiérrez 45 0 0 0 - -
17Gary Medel 90 0 0 0 - -
18Gonzalo Jara 90 0 0 0 - -
20Charles Aranguiz 90 0 0 0 - -
21Marcelo Díaz 90 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
9Mauricio Pinilla 9 0 0 0 - -
10Jorge Valdivia 20 0 0 0 - -
15Jean Beausejour 45 0 0 0 - -
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HollandNED vs. ChileCHI
Minute Event
90' Game Over  Holland 2-0 Chile
90' Half Over  Holland 2-0 Chile
90' Goal  Memphis Depay (Holland). Assist by Robben
90' Shot on Goal  Memphis Depay (Holland)
90' Cross  Arjen Robben (Holland) - On Target
90' Corner Kick  Alexis Sánchez (Chile) - Clearance In Play
90' Throw-In  Mauricio Isla (Chile)
90' Throw-In  Eugenio Mena (Chile)
90' Goal Kick  Jasper Cillessen (Holland)
89' Shot  Gary Medel (Chile)
89' Corner Kick  Alexis Sánchez (Chile) - Clearance In Play
89' Substitution  Terence Kongolo (on). Kuyt (off). (Holland)
88' Corner Kick  Alexis Sánchez (Chile) - Clearance In Play
88' Corner Kick  Alexis Sánchez (Chile) - Clearance Out of Play
86' Goal Kick  Claudio Bravo (Chile)
85' Offside  Jorge Valdivia (Chile)
85' Cross  Jorge Valdivia (Chile) - Headed Out - In Play
83' Foul  Depay fouled by Mauricio Isla (Chile)
83' Foul  Valdivia fouled by Leroy Fer (Holland)
82' Cross  Alexis Sánchez (Chile) - Headed Out - In Play
82' Foul  Valdivia fouled by Nigel De Jong (Holland)
82' Goal Kick  Jasper Cillessen (Holland)
81' Shot  Marcelo Díaz (Chile)
81' Corner Kick  Alexis Sánchez (Chile)
81' Substitution  Mauricio Pinilla (on). Vargas (off). (Chile)
81' Corner Kick  Alexis Sánchez (Chile) - Headed Out - In Play
79' Throw-In  Eugenio Mena (Chile)
79' Cross  Jean Beausejour (Chile) - Clearance Out of Play
77' Goal  Leroy Fer (Holland). Assist by Janmaat
77' Shot on Goal  Leroy Fer (Holland)
77' Cross  Daryl Janmaat (Holland) - On Target
77' Corner Kick  Arjen Robben (Holland)
76' Shot on Goal  Memphis Depay (Holland)
76' Throw-In  Arjen Robben (Holland)
75' Goal Kick  Claudio Bravo (Chile)
75' Substitution  Leroy Fer (on). Sneijder (off). (Holland)
75' Shot  Dirk Kuyt (Holland)
75' Corner Kick  Arjen Robben (Holland) - Off Target
74' Cross  Wesley Sneijder (Holland) - Headed Out - Out of Play
74' Free Kick  Wesley Sneijder (Holland)
73' Foul  Robben fouled by Gary Medel (Chile)
73' Cross  Alexis Sánchez (Chile) - Completed Pass
72' Throw-In  Mauricio Isla (Chile)
71' Foul  Jean Beausejour (Chile)
71' Offside  Arjen Robben (Holland)
71' Throw-In  Daryl Janmaat (Holland)
70' Substitution  Jorge Valdivia (on). Silva (off). (Chile)
70' Goal Kick  Jasper Cillessen (Holland)
69' Substitution  Memphis Depay (on). Lens (off). (Holland)
68' Foul  Aranguiz fouled by Nigel De Jong (Holland)
67' Goal Kick  Jasper Cillessen (Holland)
66' Foul  Sánchez fouled by Nigel De Jong (Holland)
66' Shot on Goal  Arjen Robben (Holland)
65' Foul  Robben fouled by Gonzalo Jara (Chile)
65' Shot on Goal  Alexis Sánchez (Chile)
65' Cross  Marcelo Díaz (Chile) - Completed Pass
65' Free Kick  Marcelo Díaz (Chile)
64' Yellow Card  Daley Blind (Holland)
64' Foul  Sánchez fouled by Daley Blind (Holland)
64' Goal Kick  Jasper Cillessen (Holland)
63' Throw-In  Eugenio Mena (Chile)
62' Throw-In  Daryl Janmaat (Holland)
62' Shot on Goal  Wesley Sneijder (Holland)
61' Cross  Arjen Robben (Holland) - Clearance In Play
61' Free Kick  Arjen Robben (Holland)
61' Foul  Lens fouled by Gonzalo Jara (Chile)
58' Foul  Isla fouled by Dirk Kuyt (Holland)
58' Foul  Silva fouled by Jeremain Lens (Holland)
57' Foul  Silva fouled by Jeremain Lens (Holland)
57' Goal Kick  Jasper Cillessen (Holland)
56' Shot  Alexis Sánchez (Chile)
56' Throw-In  Mauricio Isla (Chile)
55' Throw-In  Daryl Janmaat (Holland)
54' Throw-In  Dirk Kuyt (Holland)
53' Throw-In  Mauricio Isla (Chile)
52' Foul  Sánchez fouled by Nigel De Jong (Holland)
52' Throw-In  Eugenio Mena (Chile)
52' Throw-In  Daryl Janmaat (Holland)
51' Throw-In  Daryl Janmaat (Holland)
50' Foul  Wesley Sneijder (Holland)
50' Throw-In  Daryl Janmaat (Holland)
49' Foul  Sneijder fouled by Marcelo Díaz (Chile)
48' Throw-In  Eugenio Mena (Chile)
48' Throw-In  Eugenio Mena (Chile)
47' Foul  Sánchez fouled by Daley Blind (Holland)
47' Goal Kick  Jasper Cillessen (Holland)
47' Cross  Alexis Sánchez (Chile) - Directly Out
46' Cross  Dirk Kuyt (Holland) - Headed Out - In Play
46' Foul  Blind fouled by Alexis Sánchez (Chile)
46' Start Half 
46' Substitution  Jean Beausejour (on). Gutiérrez (off). (Chile)
45' Half Over  Holland 0-0 Chile
45' Foul  Aranguiz fouled by Dirk Kuyt (Holland)
45' Shot on Goal  Jeremain Lens (Holland)
45' Cross  Wesley Sneijder (Holland) - Headed Out - In Play
45' Free Kick  Wesley Sneijder (Holland)
45' Foul  Robben fouled by Francisco Silva (Chile)
45' Goal Kick  Jasper Cillessen (Holland)
44' Shot  Felipe Gutiérrez (Chile)
44' Cross  Marcelo Díaz (Chile) - Off Target
44' Free Kick  Marcelo Díaz (Chile)
44' Foul  Mena fouled by Jeremain Lens (Holland)
43' Goal Kick  Claudio Bravo (Chile)
42' Shot  Jeremain Lens (Holland)
42' Throw-In  Eugenio Mena (Chile)
42' Cross  Eugenio Mena (Chile) - Clearance Out of Play
41' Throw-In  Mauricio Isla (Chile)
41' Foul  Sánchez fouled by Daley Blind (Holland)
40' Goal Kick  Claudio Bravo (Chile)
40' Shot  Arjen Robben (Holland)
39' Throw-In  Mauricio Isla (Chile)
38' Foul  Sánchez fouled by Daley Blind (Holland)
38' Throw-In  Mauricio Isla (Chile)
37' Goal Kick  Claudio Bravo (Chile)
37' Throw-In  Daryl Janmaat (Holland)
36' Cross  Eugenio Mena (Chile) - Defended by Keeper
36' Throw-In  Mauricio Isla (Chile)
36' Throw-In  Gonzalo Jara (Chile)
35' Goal Kick  Claudio Bravo (Chile)
35' Shot  Stefan De Vrij (Holland)
35' Cross  Arjen Robben (Holland) - Off Target
35' Free Kick  Arjen Robben (Holland)
34' Foul  Robben fouled by Gonzalo Jara (Chile)
33' Goal Kick  Claudio Bravo (Chile)
32' Foul  De Jong fouled by Alexis Sánchez (Chile)
31' Foul  Sánchez fouled by Daley Blind (Holland)
30' Throw-In  Dirk Kuyt (Holland)
30' Foul  De Jong fouled by Marcelo Díaz (Chile)
29' Foul  Jeremain Lens (Holland)
28' Throw-In  Mauricio Isla (Chile)
28' Goal Kick  Jasper Cillessen (Holland)
26' Throw-In  Mauricio Isla (Chile)
26' Shot on Goal  Wesley Sneijder (Holland)
26' Free Kick  Wesley Sneijder (Holland)
25' Yellow Card  Francisco Silva (Chile)
25' Foul  Lens fouled by Francisco Silva (Chile)
25' Goal Kick  Jasper Cillessen (Holland)
24' Goal Kick  Claudio Bravo (Chile)
23' Shot  Georginio Wijnaldum (Holland)
23' Shot on Goal  Arjen Robben (Holland)
23' Goal Kick  Jasper Cillessen (Holland)
23' Shot  Felipe Gutiérrez (Chile)
23' Corner Kick  Alexis Sánchez (Chile) - Off Target
22' Cross  Eugenio Mena (Chile) - Clearance Out of Play
22' Cross  Marcelo Díaz (Chile) - Completed Pass
22' Free Kick  Marcelo Díaz (Chile)
21' Foul  Vargas fouled by Wesley Sneijder (Holland)
20' Goal Kick  Claudio Bravo (Chile)
19' Cross  Eugenio Mena (Chile) - Clearance Out of Play
19' Foul  Silva fouled by Jeremain Lens (Holland)
18' Throw-In  Arjen Robben (Holland)
17' Goal Kick  Claudio Bravo (Chile)
15' Offside  Charles Aranguiz (Chile)
15' Throw-In  Gonzalo Jara (Chile)
15' Cross  Charles Aranguiz (Chile) - Clearance Out of Play
14' Foul  Sánchez fouled by Daley Blind (Holland)
14' Foul  Sánchez fouled by Daley Blind (Holland)
13' Goal Kick  Jasper Cillessen (Holland)
13' Shot  Eduardo Vargas (Chile)
13' Cross  Eugenio Mena (Chile) - Off Target
13' Throw-In  Mauricio Isla (Chile)
12' Foul  Silva fouled by Jeremain Lens (Holland)
12' Throw-In  Dirk Kuyt (Holland)
12' Cross  Arjen Robben (Holland) - Headed Out - Out of Play
12' Free Kick  Arjen Robben (Holland)
11' Foul  Robben fouled by Gonzalo Jara (Chile)
10' Goal Kick  Jasper Cillessen (Holland)
9' Cross  Wesley Sneijder (Holland) - Clearance In Play
9' Free Kick  Wesley Sneijder (Holland)
8' Foul  Lens fouled by Francisco Silva (Chile)
8' Throw-In  Mauricio Isla (Chile)
7' Goal Kick  Jasper Cillessen (Holland)
7' Throw-In  Mauricio Isla (Chile)
6' Throw-In  Eugenio Mena (Chile)
5' Foul  Nigel De Jong (Holland)
5' Throw-In  Dirk Kuyt (Holland)
5' Throw-In  Mauricio Isla (Chile)
4' Foul  Medel fouled by Arjen Robben (Holland)
4' Throw-In  Dirk Kuyt (Holland)
2' Foul  Medel fouled by Jeremain Lens (Holland)
2' Throw-In  Eugenio Mena (Chile)
1' Start Half 
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