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FIFA World Cup Netherlands v/s Chile: Fer, Memphis score to take the Dutch to top of Group B

Monday, 23 June 2014 - 10:51pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk
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90+1' GOAL! Memphis score to make the score Netherlands 2-0 Chile.

90' 3 minutes of added time.

77' GOAL! Leroy Fer scores for the Dutch just minutes after coming onto the field. Giving Netherlands the lead.

71' Robben had a good chance, but was rulled offside.

64' Blinds gets a Yellow Card.

62' Sneijder sees his effort hit the target.

58' Kuyt concedes a foul.

56' Alexis takes a shot but it goes straigh over the net.

46' Alexis commits a foul.

45' Second half begins.

HALF TIME:

42' Lens takes yet another shot off target.

39' Robben misses a golden chance to put the Dutch in the lead.

35' De Vrij sees his shot go off target.

32' Alexis penalised for commiting a foul.

31' Blinds concedes a free kick.

26' Sneijder takes a free kick and his shot hits the target but is blocked by the Chilean keeper.

25' Silva gets a Yellow Card.

21' Sneijder commits a foul, but Chile finds no advantage with the corner.

16' Chile seem to be getting great cheers from the crowd as both teams via for possession.

14' Blinds concedes a free kick.

13' Vargas takes a shot but it's off target.

12' Lens concedes a free kick.

8' Silva concedes a free kick.

7' Both teams seem to be fighting tooth and nail.

5' Robben concedes a free kick

1' The whistle blows and the match begins!

* The national anthems are under way and the match is about the begin.

* The Line Ups have been announced:

Jeremain Lens starts for the Dutch, Arturo Vidal on the bench for La Roja

* The Group A match between Netherlands and Chile will begin shortly. It has already been announced that Robin van Persie will not be playing the match. The suspension of captain Robin van Persie for Monday's World Cup Group B decider against Chile means the Netherlands will play an international without a player whose surname begins with 'Van' for the first time in almost two decades. The last time it happened was in 1996 in a friendly against China, some 221 matches ago, the Algemeen Dagblad reported on Saturday.

Both Netherlands and Chile are already assured of a place in the round of 16 but the loser of this match will face the winner of Group A, most likely Brazil. With both teams having already qualified for the knockout stage, there have been questions asked about whether the respective coaches will be tempted by the possibility of rotation. But Louis van Gaal and Jorge Sampaoli are likely to name their best available lineups in the bid to avoid Brazil in the next round.

Van Gaal is forced into at least two changes due to the suspension of Robin van Persie following successive yellow cards and the concussion to Bruno Martins Indi that has seen the Feyenoord defender sit out training in recent days. The 22-year-old trained on an exercise bike Friday, but is unlikely to be rushed given the Dutch’s qualification is already secured. While Memphis Depay is highly likely to start in Van Persie’s absence, Van Gaal has more than one option when it comes to replacing Martins Indi.

A switch to 4-3-3 could see Klaas-Jan Huntelaar start, but persistence with a back three will open the door to Joel Veltman or Terence Kongolo. Sampaoli may be left sweating over the fitness of Arturo Vidal and Charles Aranguiz. Both missed training Friday, with Carlos Carmona on standby to take one of the spots that may become available.

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Netherlands Team Profile:

The Netherlands national football team represents the Netherlands in international association football. It is controlled by the KNVB, the governing body for football in the Netherlands. The team is colloquially referred to as Het Nederlands Elftal (The Dutch Eleven) and Oranje, after the House of Oranje-Nassau. The Dutch hold the record for playing the most World Cup finals without ever winning the tournament. They finished second in the 1974, 1978 and 2010 World Cups, losing to West Germany, Argentina and Spain respectively.

Player to Look Out For: Arjen Robben

 

They won the UEFA European Championship in 1988. At the peak of their success in the 1970s, the team was famous for its mastery of 'Total Football.' The team are currently managed by Louis Van Gaal, but he has announced he will leave for English Premier League giants Manchester United after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. His replacement would be current Anzhi Makhachkala manager, Guus Hiddink. 

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Chile Team Profile:

A new golden generation of Chilean footballers led by Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez qualified for the Brazilian World Cup with an astonishingly entertaining and attack-minded team. Chile have been drawn in Group B where they open with a tie against Australia, before the daunting task of back-to-back matches against the 2010 finalists Spain and Holland. But maybe it is Spain and Holland who should be worrying, after both Pele and German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger described Chile as currently the best, and one of the best, in South America after an unlucky 1-0 defeat to Germany in Stuttgart in March. 

Player to Look Out For: Alexis S├ínchez

They came third in the South America qualifying zone behind Argentina and Colombia to qualify for their second straight, and ninth overall, World Cup finals. They sealed their place in Brazil by coming back from 3-0 down to earn a 3-3 draw with Colombia. In South Africa in 2010, Chile made it to the last-16 much like the memorable 1998 team which featured Ivan Zamorano and Marcelo Salas, before both sides came up against Brazil. Chile's best result was third place when they hosted the tournament. Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli has been in charge since December 2012 when he replaced Claudio Borghi because of poor results. His side play a strict pressing game counting on keeping the ball themselves and trying to get as much possession as is possible.

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