Netherlands 2 0 Chile
23rd June 2014 at 17:00 GMT
Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Group B - Group Stage

The Netherlands finished top of Group B after goals from Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay gave them a win over Chile in a tempestuous encounter in Sao Paulo.

Both teams had already qualified for the second round after starting with wins over Spain and Australia.

Norwich City man Fer headed in with his first touch in the 77th minute, before Depay tapped home in stoppage time.

Chile will now face Brazil in the last 16, with Louis van Gaal’s side meeting Mexico.

Monday’s meeting in Sao Paulo had failed to live up to expectations given the four previous games involving the two teams had seen 17 goals.

The Dutch were missing the suspended Robin van Persie, while Chile rested midfielder Arturo Vidal and their absence was keenly felt as the game reached the interval with neither keeper having been forced into a save.

Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez looked most likely to force an opener for the South Americans with his clever movement and eye for a pass causing Van Gaal’s backline concerns on a number of occasions.