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FIFA World Cup 2014 Group B

 

brazil 2014 fifa world cup posterThe current world and European champions were seeded in Group B but crashed out after two heavy defeats in their opening games. Australia were the lowest ranked side in the competition but gave the Dutch a real scare.

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Spain

netherlands 2014 world cup v spain

Netherlands

Spain 1 Netherlands 5

arena fonte nova salvadorArena Fonte Nova, Salvador
13 June 2014

The World Champions started well enough, taking the lead from a penalty in the 27th minute but on the stroke of half time, van Persie levelled the score with an astonishing diving header. In the second half the Dutch were ruthless and simply tore Spain apart. Spain wore white in this game because FIFA decreed their red strip would not provide sufficient contrast with the dark blue of the Netherlands.

 

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Chile

australia 2014 world cup v chile

Australia

Chile 3 Australia 1

arena pernambuco recifeArena Pernambuco, Recife
13 June 2014

Goals in the 12th and 14th minutes set Chile on their way to a reasonably comfortable win although Cahill did pull one back ten minutes from half time to keep Australia in the game. Beausejour scored Chile's third in time added on.

 

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Spain

chile 2014 world cup v spain

Chile

Spain 0 Chile 2

estadion maracan rio de janeiroEstádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
18 June 2014

For 12 years Spain have swept all before them with their tiki-taka style but their dominance ended emphatically at the Maracanã. Chile put on a magnificent display of energetic, attacking football and even when they were 2-0 up and other teams would have sat back and challenged their opponents to break them down, Chile continued to take the game to Spain.

 

australia 2014 world cup 1st kit

Australia

netherlands 2014 world cup v australia

Netherlands

Australia 2 Netherlands 3

estadio beira rioEstádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
18 June 2014

Arjen Robbens put the Dutch ahead on 20 minutes only for Tim Cahill to cancel their lead within a minute with a classic long-range volley. For long periods the Australians looked capable of causing an upset and in the 54th minute they went ahead from a penalty. Within five minutes van Persie equalised and in the 68th minute a fierce drive from Depay eluded Matthew Ryan's fingertips for the winner.

 

australia 2014 world cup 1st kit

Australia

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Spain

Australia 0 Spain 3

arena de baixada curitibaArena da Baixada, Curitiba
23 June 2014

Spain avoided the humilation of finishing last in their group with a comfortable win in which only pride was at stake.

 

netherlands 2014 world cup v chile

Netherlands

chile 2014 world cup v spain

Chile

Netherlands 2 Chile 0

Arean de sao pauloArena de São Paulo
23 June 2014

With both teams already through to the next round, the issue to be settled was who would top the group and avoid Brazil. A tempestuous match was settled by two late goals from Fer (77') and Depay (90').

 
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