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World Cup Roundup for Monday

World Cup Roundup for Monday

Netherlands' Memphis Depay, left, looks to the ball after scoring his side's second goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Chile at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

Dutch beat Chile 2-0 to top Group B
MIKE CORDER, Associated Press

SAO PAULO (AP) — 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.

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.

Spain salvages pride with 3-0 win over Australia
PAN PYLAS, Associated Press

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — Defending champion Spain salvaged some World Cup pride on Monday with a convincing 3-0 victory over Australia in its last match at the tournament.

After losing their previous matches in Group B to the Netherlands and Chile, both teams took to Arena da Baixada knowing they could not advance to the second round.

David Villa, on his 97th and final appearance put Spain ahead in the 36th minute with his record 59th goal, guiding Juanfran Torres’ pass into the net with the inside of his right foot.

Fernando Torres doubled the lead in the 69th as he steered the ball home following an incisive pass from Andres Iniesta.

Juan Mata added the third from close range in the 82nd after a pass from Cesc Fabregas.

Brazil beats Cameroon 4-1, reaches 2nd round

2014 FIFA World Cup - Cameroon v BrazilNeymar celebrates a goal in the 2014 FIFA World Cup – Group A – Cameroon v Brazil (1-4) at National Mane Garrincha Stadium. Jun 23, 2014 Credit: WENN.com

TALES AZZONI, AP Sports Writer

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Neymar scored twice in the first half to lead Brazil to a 4-1 win over Cameroon on Monday, helping the hosts secure a spot in the second round of the World Cup.

Fred and Fernandinho added second-half goals for Brazil, which advanced from Group A.

Neymar opened the scoring off a low cross by midfielder Luiz Gustavo in the 17th minute, deftly side-footing the ball home from close range, then restored the lead with a low right-foot strike from the top of the penalty area in the 35th after a pass by left back Marcelo.

Midfielder Joel Matip had equalized for already eliminated Cameroon with a tap-in from inside the area in the 26th.

Fred found the net in the 49th and the substitute Fernandinho struck in the 84th.

Mexico beats Croatia 3-1, advances in World Cup
BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — Mexico surged into the World Cup’s knockout stage for a sixth-straight time Monday with a 3-1 win over Croatia.

Rafael Marquez, Andres Guardado and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored in a 10-minute span in the second half, dooming a talented Croatia side to elimination from the group stage.

The Croats had to win to advance and held the bulk of possession, but had trouble seriously threatening goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who kept out all efforts until an 87th-minute consolation goal from Ivan Perisic.

Mexico entered the game needing only a draw, and looked dangerous in attack, but was kept out until the three-goal burst.

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