Netherlands top Group B with win

Manager Louis Van Gaal gets his tactics spot on as the Dutch beat Chile 2-0 at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo.

    Finalists in 2010, the Netherlands now play the runners-up from Group A [GALLO/GETTY]
    Finalists in 2010, the Netherlands now play the runners-up from Group A [GALLO/GETTY]

    Leroy Fer scored a minute after coming on as a substitute to help give the Netherlands a 2-0 victory over Chile and top Group B at the World Cup with three consecutive wins.

     

    Fer had only just replaced Wesley Sneijder when he rose almost unmarked in the Chile penalty area to put the Dutch ahead with a powerful 77th-minute header.

    Another substitute, Memphis Depay, then finished off a counterattack in injury time to double the lead.

    Both teams had already advanced to the second round, but Chile's first loss of the tournament consigned it to second place in Group B.

    The Netherlands, beaten finalists in 2010, will now play the runners-up from Group A, probably Mexico or Croatia.

    Chile finished second on six points and will play the Group A winners, likely to be Brazil.

    SOURCE: AP


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