World Cup 2014: How can the Netherlands finish top of Group B?

We take a look at how the Netherlands can top Group B

James Orr
Monday 23 June 2014 15:08
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Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal directs traffic
Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal directs traffic

The Netherlands can top Group B in the World Cup with a win or a draw against Chile in Sao Paulo.

Both the Netherlands and Chile are already through the next stage, and all that remains to be sorted in Group B is who finishes top. Louis van Gaal's Dutch side currently lead thanks to a superior goal difference of +1.

The Netherlands thrashed the holders Spain 5-1 in their opening match, and beat Australia 3-2 in their second game.

Possible second round opponents:

Brazil, Mexico or Croatia on Saturday.

The Group B table in full...

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It is not possible for Australia, or the world champions Spain to progress from Group B.

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