FIFA World Cup: Netherlands, Chile keen to top Group B
The Netherlands and Chile meet in Arena Corinthians here today in their last Group B match of the FIFA World Cup eyeing top spot
Sao Paulo: The Netherlands and Chile meet in Arena Corinthians here today in their last Group B match of the FIFA World Cup eyeing top spot.
The Netherlands will rely on the brilliance of Arjen Robben against Chile today given the absence of Robin van Persie (two yellow cards)
The two teams, who have already qualified for the second round, will aim to clinch first place to avoid a prospective last 16 meeting against hosts Brazil. "Our ability to turn our defeat to victory two times reveals something," said Robin van Persie, who will miss today's tie due to suspension.
A draw will secure first place for the Netherlands, while Chile will need to win to take first place.
"It will be hard for me and Alexis Sanchez to break through a defence of five players, but we are ready for it," said Chile's Eduardo Vargas, while stressing that his team's goal is to top the group.
The Netherlands and Chile have both beaten champions Spain 5-1 and 2-0, respectively.