Netherlands vs Chile team news World Cup 2014: Arjen Robben starts for Netherlands with Arturo Vidal rested for Chile

The sides are vying for top spot in Group B
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Jeremain Lens has replaced the suspended Robin van Persie for the Netherlands in their final group game against Chile, who have dropped injury doubt Arturo Vidal to the bench.

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Van Persie, joint top scorer at the World Cup on three goals, was suspended after receiving two yellow cards in the first two games.

The Dutch have made two other changes from the 3-2 win over Australia, midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and forward Dirk Kuyt coming in for defender Bruno Martins Indi, who suffered concussion in the Australia game and Jonathan de Guzman, who have dropped to the bench.

Chile have only made one change from their last match, midfielder Vidal is included among the substitutes, with Felipe Gutierrez starting in his place. Vidal had knee surgery last month and was an injury doubt before the game.


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


The two teams are battling to win top spot in their group and potentially avoid a next round clash with hosts Brazil.