June 23, 2014 3:04 pm
Updated: June 23, 2014 3:29 pm

WORLD CUP: Netherlands remains undefeated with 2-0 win over Chile


ABOVE: Fans of the Netherlands and Chile – two nations which had already advanced past group stage prior to their match – had more of a party atmosphere outside the stadium, singing and taking photos with one another Monday

SAO PAULO, Brazil – Leroy Fer scored a minute after coming on as a substitute to help give the Netherlands a 2-0 victory over Chile on Monday and top Group B at the World Cup with three consecutive wins.

Fer had only just replaced Wesley Sneijder when he rose almost unmarked in the Chile penalty area to put the Dutch ahead with a powerful 77th-minute header. Another substitute, Memphis Depay, then finished off a counterattack in injury time to double the lead.

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Leroy Fer of the Netherlands scores his team’s first goal on a header late in the second half.

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Both teams had already advanced to the second round, but Chile’s first loss of the tournament consigned it to second place in Group B.

The Dutch now travel to Fortaleza to play the Group A runner-up in the round of 16. Chile faces the Group A winner.


Group B final standings, 2014 World Cup

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