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6:55: It's all over. Holland have won Group B with a perfect record while Chile must settle for second placed. Once again it was Arjen Robben's influence that proved to be the decisive role as he pace on the counter got his side a valuable second and ensured the win after what had been a tight, tactical battle between the two countries.

In the other game in this group, Spain can make their way to the airport knowing they have at least registered one win in Brazil this summer. In what was likely his last appearance for La Roja, David Villa gave his side the lead before Fernando Torres and Juan Mata made it three.

6:49: Chile are mounting on the pressure but Nigel de Jong makes another important challenge to launch another counter once again led by Robben. The Dutchman effortlessly sprints away from his man as he approaches the byline down the left flank and pings a ball across goal where Depay has galloped upfield to slot home his second of the tournament at the far post.

Goal! Holland 2-0 Chile (Memhis Depay, 90+1)

6:45: Kuyt goes done with cramp and after a few moments of treatment, nearly gifts Chile a penalty! Alexis again creeps into the box with the former Liverpool man snapping at his ankles. The Barcelona man stays on his feet before he is dispossessed by de Jong. Van Gaal responds by taking Kuyt off.

6:43: Chile want another penalty; this time for a foul on Pinalla. Replays suggest he was clipped as he strode into the penalty box but replays suggest there was an offside in the build up.

6:41: Mata makes it three for Spain! The Manchester United playmaker creeps in behind Davidson and is all on his own as Fabregas' pass finds him. Mata's first touch is typically wonderful and precisely slots the ball between the goalkeeper's legs.

Goal! Australia 0-3 Spain, (Juan Mata, 82)

6:37: Chile have a corner that is pinged into the danger zone and Nigeld e Jong almost heads into his own goal! The ball is blocked on the line and there are suspicions of hand ball as it struck de Vrij on the line. It would have been a terribly harsh call given the pace on the ball at the time however.

6:35: Netherlands have their lead and Leory Fer scores with what is probably his first touch! From the corner Fer makes a clever moves and powers a diagonal header across goal into the bottom corner. An inspired change from Louis van Gaal.

Goal! Netherlands 1-0 Chile (Leroy Fer, 76)

6:34: Netherlands threatening here: Depay isolates Medel on the edge of the area beforer skinning the Cardiff man and letting fly with a shot that needs Bravo to palm over.

6:33: Dutch substitution as Leroy Fer comes on for Sneijder.

6:32: The free kick is expertly swung in by Vargas makes the crucial header clear. Robben stands over the resulting corner and finds Kuyt, who cannot get enough contact on the ball and directs it wide.

6:30: Netherlands have brought on Memphis Depay who has already added some drive to his side's attack. It's Robben however on the opposite flank who wins the ball and invites Medel to make a clumsy challenge. The Cardiff man takes him up on his offer and gives Netherlands a great opportunity to exploit their height advantage,

6:26: It had gone all quiet in Group B's dead rubber but Fernando Torres has given us something to talk about as he doubles Spain's lead. It was Iniesta once again who found his run in behind the Australian defence and the Chelsea striker finished confidently, sliding the ball between Ryan's legs.

Goal! Australia 0-2 Spain (Fernando Torres, 68)

6:22: Wonderful skill from Alexis as he nutmegs Lens at the byline to work the ball onto his right foot but with teammates perhaps better placed in the box, decides to shoot and Cillessen bats it away.

6:20: More calls from the Chilean bench for a penalty as Alexis leaves Blind in his dust to race onto a raking cross field ball just inside the right of the Netherlands' box. Cillessen is out quickly and there is contact between the two as he palms the ball to safety, but nowhere near enough for a penalty. Netherlands are handed the goal kick for good measure.

6:17: Holland advance this time but the final ball is poor once again between Lens and Sniejder. You know what this game could do with? A goal.

6:14: Spain have made their first change of the game with Juan Mata taking the place of David Villa. It could be the last time we see the striker in a Spain shirt.

6:10: Louis van Gaal is caught on camera mid-tirade with Ron Vlaar the recipient after carelessly losing possession. A poor back pass nearly leaves the Aston Villa defender in trouble again and he is forced to hack the ball away quickly, much to the displeasure of his manager.

6:07: Taggart, who has been feeding off scrap up front for Australia this evening, has been replaced by Halloran. The lack of intensity that was noticable in the first half is evident again in the second; both sides seem rather keen to get home.

6:04: Dirk Kuyt starts this half is a slightly more advanced role down the left and wastes no time in swinging an inviting ball into the box towards Arjen Robben, but Medal clears. Moments later the former Liverpool man directs another decent ball into the box that Chile clear and launch into a counter. Alexis Sanchez breaks over the half way line and skips clear of his marker trying in vain to keep up with him, but his cross his cut out.

6:02: And the teams are back out on the pitch and we are ready to go for the second half.

5:50: We've reached half time in both our games and we haven't been treated to the goal-laden evenings we have become accustomed to just yet. It is goalless between the two sides going into the knock out stages but ti has been an intriguing tactical battle between Chile and Netherlands. Van Gaal's side have perhaps enjoyed the better chances but the south Americans have exploited space down their left flank at ease on occasion and have probably been the better side, albeit slightly.

And in what could be his last appearance for La Roja, David Villa has summoned one more piece of sublime skill to give his side a slender lead over Australia, scoring with an impudent back heel 10 minutes from half time. Spain themselves had been rather toothless up front prior to that and it's the same fate that has befallen the opposition who are clearly struggling in the absence of Tim Cahill.

HALF TIME - Netherlands 0-0 Chile

HALF TIME - Australia 0-1 Spain (David Villa, 36)

5:43: Gutierrez has a great chance to equalise! Diaz arrows a free kick into the box from deep and his teammate his unmarked just inside the six yard area, but after backpeddling to reach the ball, nods wide of the Dutch goal.

5:40: Robben comes close again! Like he did against both Spain and Australia the Bayern Munich star picks up the ball in his own half and bursts through the heart of Chile's defence. He drags the ball past Jara before pulling it out of the path of the advancing Medal but can only steer his low effort just wide of Bravo's right hand post.

5:37: Spain have the lead! Iniesta clips a brilliant pass over to Juanfran on the right who has got in behind his man before advancing towards the by line. The Atletico Madrid defender pulls the ball back to his former teammate David Villa whose execution is perfect this time as he cheekily backheels the ball into the back of the net.

Goal! Australia 0-1 Spain (David Villa, 36)

5:34: What a chance for Netherlands to take the lead! After winning the free kick out on the right flank, Robben whips a delightful ball towards the back post where Stefan de Vrij is leaping to nod it past Bravo. The defender can only nod wide of the post, however.

5:32: Netherlands again break at pace with Arjen Robben leading the charge but just as he reaches the edge of the penalty area slides a terrible ball through to the advancing Nigel de Jong. that falls behind the forward.

5:29: Huge shouts for a penalty for Chile, although nearly all of them come from the crowd and the Chilean bench. Netherlands are again outnumbered down the left and another ball is cut into the box where Charles Aranguiz is looking to bounce. Daley Blind slides in and crashes through his man, but replays suggest the versatile Dutchman clipped the ball away to safety first.

5:25: Holland win a free kick having wrestled possession off the opposition with Lens winning the free kick. A camera angle perfectly captures Netherlands' excessive height advantage over their opponents but Wesley Sneijder opts for the shot, which is comfortably claimed by Claudio Bravo.

5:22: Excellent corner routine from Chile again as Sanchez pings a ball into the path of Gutierrez but he can't get his effort on target.

5:20: David Villa does his best to sum up Spain's World Cup campaign in one swift motion as he slices a volley horribly wide six yards out from goal. It was Iniesta who made the run into the box and clipped a delightful ball over the his teammate who could not find the target.

5:18: Neat football from Chile as Sanchez starts another move, moving the ball quickly out to the inside left channel where it's picked up by Mena. His ball across goal is cleverly dummied but it fools Sanchez who has rushed into the box and cannot sort his feet out to get the shot away.

5:16: Spain too are building the pressure but are still looking decidedly average in the final third. David Villa this time is found, turns and drives towards goal but he is met by a wall of yellow shirts.

5:13: Chile beginning to grow into this game now. Eugenio Mena cheekily nutmegs Janmaat coming in from the right wing but is cynically blocked off the ball. He managed to get to his feet and however and whips in the ball but Jara heads wide from an admittedly difficult position.

5:11: Fernando Torres takes a ball down on his chest and looks to find space down the inside left channel. The Chelsea man however is dilligently pursued by Spiranovic who forces the error and sweeps the ball clear.

5:08: Holland have a free kick just inside their own half that Wesley Sneijder pings into the box. It's driven at pace but none of his teammates are able to take it under their control and Chile clear their lines.

5:06: David Villa takes a clattering about 30 yards out from goal to earn a free kick. Spain try to work it quickly down the inside left channel but are forced back out fairly easily.

5:05: There may be no Tim Cahill today but Australia's game plan remains the same. A hopeful ball is launched into the Spanish box that momentarily causes confusion between Pepe Reina and his defence. From man Taggart can get on the end of it, however.

5:03: Dirk Kuyt, one time prolific scorer in the Dutch flight, has effectively started this game as a full back, holding a very deep role in the opening five minutes. Tentative start from both sides thus far.

5:01: Australia get us underway too.

5:00: Chile get us underway in Sao Paulo; they need a win this evening, a point will be enough for Holland to top the group.

4:55: The anthems are underway at Curitiba too; can Spain leave their supporters with one notable memory to leave Brazil with?

4:53: The Dutch anthem is ringing out in Sao Paulo as we edge closer to kick off. Spain and Australia are likely to hold us up slightly as they are still making their way out onto the pitch.

4:51: If Arjen Robben can continue his rich vein of goal scoring form, he will edge ahead of the pack tonight. The Dutchman has hit three goals in Brazil thus far, along with Karim Benzema, Thomas Muller and his compatriot Robin van Persie, who is suspended this evening.

LINE UPS - Australia v Spain

Australia: Ryan; McGowan, Spiranovic, Wilkinson, Davidson; McKay, Jedinak, Bozanic; Leckie, Taggart, Oar

Subs: Milligan, Wright, Halloran, Langerak, Troisi, Holland, Galekovic, Vidosic, Luongo, Bresciano.

Spain: Pepe Reina; Juanfran, Albiol, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba; Xabi Alonso, Koke, Iniesta; Cazorla, Fernando Torres, David Villa.

Subs: Casillas, Pique, Javi Martinez, Xavi, Fabregas, Pedro, De Gea, Mata, Busquets, Diego Costa, David Silva, Azpilicueta.

4:45: As mentioned, Iker Casillas has paid the price for a woeful World Cup and although David de Gea is fit enough to make the Spanish bench, Vicente del Bosque has opted for Pepe Reina in goal. There are still no starting roles for Juan Mata and Cesc Fabregas who have been left on the bench.

Australia are without the talismanic Tim Cahill who is serving a suspension, allowing Adam Taggart to start up front.

4:38: Football hipsters who confidently named Chile as their dark horse a couple of weeks ago will have been smiling smugly as Jorge Sampaoli's side impressively clinched qualification. But if they want to seal top spot and avoid a meeting with Brazil in the round of 16, they will have to clinch what would will be just their third victory against European opposition since 1962 against the Dutch tonight.

4:34: Elsewhere in that Chile side Arturo Vidal, who underwent surgery not too long ago, has dropped to the bench.


Netherlands: Jasper Cillessen, Ron Vlaar, Stefan de Vrij, Daley Blind, Daryl Janmaat, Nigel de Jong, Georginio Wijnaldum, Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Jeremain Lens, Dirk Kuyt

Substitutes: Bruno Martins Indi, Jonathan de Guzman, Paul Verhaegh, Joel Veltman, Terence Kongolo, Jordy Clasie, Leroy Fer, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Memphis Depay, Michel Vorm, Tim Krul

Chile: Claudio Bravo, Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Gonzalo Jara, Eugenio Mena; Charles Aranguiz, Marcelo Diaz, Francisco Silva, Felipe Gutierrez; Alexis Sanchez, Eduardo Vargas

Substitutes: Miiko Albornoz, Carlos Carmona, Arturo Vidal, Mauricio Pinilla, Jorge Valdivia, Cristopher Toselli, Jose Rojas, Fabian Orellana, Jean Beausejour, Jose Pedro Fuenzalida, Esteban Paredes, Johnny Herrera


4:24: Jeremain Lens steps in for suspended Robin van Persie. Georginio Wijnaldum and forward Dirk Kuyt have also come into Louis van Gaal's starting XI in place of the injured Bruno Martins Indi and Jonathan De Guzman, who drop out of the side that defeated Australia 3-2 last week.

4:23: Spain have made seven changes to the side that lost 2-0 to Chile, with Fernando Torres, David Villa and Pepe Reina amongst those stepping into the starting XI.

4:17: We get started in Group B this evening where the small matter of who tops the group will be settled between Netherlands and Chile. Both sides excelled in their opening two games and blitzed a lifeless Spain side who end their sorry campaign against Australia, with their flight home likely to follow fairly soon after the final whistle.

4:10: Good afternoon and welcome to IB Times UK's LIVE coverage of Monday's World Cup action. As we enter the final week of the group phase of the competition some sides have already booked their flights home but there is still plenty to be determined over the next few days.