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Netherlands will take on Chile in a Group B clash of the 2014 Fifa World Cup at Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo on Monday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 5pm BST. Live coverage is on ITV. Radio commentary of the game is available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Netherlands and Chile will clash knowing that the stakes are high even though both of them have booked a place in the last 16 of the World Cup. Both the teams will look to capture top spot in the group to avoid a dangerous last 16 meeting with Brazil, who are favourite to top Group A.

Netherlands who came out firing in their opening game against Spain, were made to struggle by the Australians in the second game. The Dutch team will be without top scorer Robin van Persie, who is suspended after picking up two yellow cards. This news could give their opponents a boost before the game even begins.

Louis van Gaal will have some decisions to make, firstly, regarding the player who will replace Van Persie and secondly, the formation he will employ. The 5-3-2 he employed against Australia in the first half saw them go in 2-1 down, thus forcing him to go to an attacking 4-3-3 which saw them come back and win the game 3-2.

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Meanwhile, Chile have come through mentally unscathed in their first two games. They will also be buoyed by the fact they knocked out defending champions Spain. The Chileans also have their injury problems with star midfielder Arturo Vidal coming off during the Spain game and subsequently missing a training session.

Jorge Sampaoli remains unfazed about the injury and is confident there are other players who will step up. He will hope that strikers Alexis Sanchez and Eduardo Vargas can maintain their form and help them snatch top spot from the Netherlands.

What Managers Say

Louis van Gaal (Netherlands): "I needed to change something at half-time to boost their confidence and change their mindset. Fortunately it turned out ok, but it could have turned out differently. To recover and correct that situation showed a lot of mental strength."

Jorge Sampaoli (Chile): "Against the Dutch we must now make a similar effort and hit these heights again -- we want to finish first in the group. I am not thinking about Chile as world champions. There are many good teams here and we shall see."


Netherlands 2 - 2 Chile

Betting Odds (Bwin)

Netherlands: 6/4

Chile: 28/17

Draw: 12/5

Team Form


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W D
  • Last Result: Netherlands 3 – 2 Australia


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W L
  • Last Result: Chile 2 – 0 Spain

Team News


  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful:N/A
  • Suspended: Robin van Persie

Probable Lineup: Jasper Cillessen; Bruno Martins Indi, Ron Vlaar, Stefan de Vrij; Daley Blind, Jonathan de Guzmán, Nigel de Jong, Daryl Janmaat; Wesley Sneijder; Arjen Robben, Memphis Depay.


  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: Arturo Vidal
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Bravo; Isla, Mena, Diaz; Medel, Jara, Aranguiz, Vidal, Vargas; Sanchez, Valdivia.