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Netherlands secures top spot in Group B in win against Chile

The Netherlands secured top spot in Group B on Monday by getting a 2-0 victory over Chile at the Arena de Sao Paulo.
By The Sports Network June 23, 2014 at 2:07 PM

The Netherlands secured top spot in Group B on Monday by getting a 2-0 victory over Chile at the Arena de Sao Paulo.

The Dutch continued their penchant for strong second-half displays, grabbing both of their goals after the interval.

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The opener came in the 77th minute when Leroy Fer, who had only entered the match two minutes prior, nodded home a corner kick. Louis van Gaal's men then tacked on a late insurance goal with Memphis Depay capping a well-worked counter with a simple finish from close range.

The result allows the Netherlands to face the runner-up from Group A, which is likely to be either Mexico or Croatia.

Chile, meanwhile, finishes second in Group B to likely book a meeting with Brazil in the knockout round for the second consecutive World Cup, assuming the Brazilians finish atop Group A.

More to follow...

[SportsNetwork.com]

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