Follow live coverage of Spain v Netherlands here

World Cup 2014 Predictions: Which Nation Will Triumph? IBTimes UK

Where to watch Live

Kickoff is set for 8pm BST. Live coverage is on BBC One. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.

Overview

Defending champions Spain will be looking to be the first team to win the European Championship and the World Cup back-to-back.

Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque who has already led La Furia Roja to one World Cup and one European Championship, will be hoping that his current squad can make history.

Spain will be hoping Brazil-born striker Diego Costa, who has now recovered from his injury, will replicate his club form on the biggest stage of football.

Meanwhile, Netherlands qualified for the 2014 World Cup in emphatic fashion, scoring 34 goals and conceding only 5 to go unbeaten in their group. Netherlands who are yet to win a World Cup have come tantalisingly close on a few occasions.

The Dutch are managed by incoming Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, who has won every domestic trophy there is in the Netherlands, Italy and Spain. He will be hoping he can sign off by winning his first international trophy and his country's first World Cup.

What Manager's Say

Vicente Del Bosque (Spain): "We have a mature team and young players. We are not afraid of anything and we are in our prime. I don't have any fear for the future either because we have an under-21 team that are winning things and there are plenty of replacements that will ensure a bright future."

Louis van Gaal (Netherlands): "I don't think opponents will defend man on man against Van Persie, Robben and Sneijder, that's why our new system is going to be hard to play against. Moving to 5-3-2 is not just an adaptation but a significant transition, against Spain and Chile I think I am going to play 5-3-2."

Team Form

Spain

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W L W
  • Last result: El Salavador 0 – 2 Spain

Netherlands

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W D L D
  • Last result: Netherlands 2 – 0 Wales

Spain

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

Possible Lineup: Casillas; Azpilicueta, Ramos, Pique, Alba; Xavi, Busquets, Alonso; Silva, Costa, Iniesta

Netherlands

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

Possible lineup: Cillessen; Janmaat, de Vrij, Vlaar, Martins Indi, Blind; Robben, De Jong, Fer; Sneijder, Van Persie