• 13 Jun 2014, Kick Off 8:00pm
  • Ref: Nicola Rizzoli
  • Competition: World Cup
  • Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Spain
1
5
Netherlands
27' Xabi Alonso (Pen)
 
Result
80' Arjen Robben
72' Robin van Persie
64' Stefan de Vrij
53' Arjen Robben
44' Robin van Persie
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    • 1Casillas
    • 22Azpilicueta
    • 15Ramos
    • 3Piqué
    • 18Alba
    • 14Alonso
    • 16Busquets
    • 21Silva
    • 8Xavi
    • 6Iniesta
    • 19Diego Costa
    • 1Cillessen
    • 2Vlaar
    • 3de Vrij
    • 4Martins Indi
    • 7Janmaat
    • 8de Guzmán
    • 10Sneijder
    • 5Blind
    • 9van Persie
    • 11Robben
    • 6de Jong
    • 10Fábregas
    • 11Pedro
    • 9Torres
    • 17Koke
    • 13Mata
    • 4Javi Martínez
    • 12de Gea
    • 5Juanfran
    • 7Villa
    • 20Cazorla
    • 23Reina
    • 2Albiol

    Spain

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 I. Casillas
    • 22 C. Azpilicueta
    • 15 S. Ramos
    • 3 G. Piqué
    • 18 J. Alba
    • 14 X. Alonso (Rodríguez Ledesma '63)
    • 16 S. Busquets
    • 21 D. Silva (Fábregas '78)
    • 8 X. Hernández
    • 6 A. Iniesta
    • 19 D. Da Silva Costa (Torres '62)

    Netherlands

    Starting line up
    Formation 3-4-1-2
    • 1 J. Cillessen
    • 2 R. Vlaar
    • 3 S. de Vrij (Veltman '77)
    • 4 B. Martins Indi
    • 7 D. Janmaat
    • 8 J. de Guzmán (Wijnaldum '62)
    • 10 W. Sneijder
    • 5 D. Blind
    • 9 R. van Persie (Lens '79)
    • 11 A. Robben
    • 6 N. de Jong
    Substitutes
    • 10 F. Fábregas
    • 11 P. Rodríguez Ledesma
    • 9 F. Torres
    • 17 J. Resurrección
    • 13 J. Mata
    • 4 J. Martínez Aguinaga
    • 12 D. de Gea
    • 5 J. Torres Belén
    • 7 D. Villa
    • 20 S. Cazorla
    • 23 J. Reina
    • 2 R. Albiol
    Substitutes
    • 14 T. Kongolo
    • 22 M. Vorm
    • 21 M. Depay
    • 15 D. Kuyt
    • 16 J. Clasie
    • 12 P. Verhaegh
    • 20 G. Wijnaldum
    • 17 J. Lens
    • 18 L. Fer
    • 13 J. Veltman
    • 19 K. Huntelaar
    • 23 T. Krul
    • 1 Goals 5
    • 1 First Half Goals 1
    • 4 Shots On Target 10
    • 4 Shots Off Target 3
    • 0 Hit Woodwork 2
    • 1 Yellow Cards 3
    • 5 Fouls 18
    • 0 Penalties Conceded 1
    • 5 Offsides 5
    • 1 Hand Balls 1
    • 63.9 Possession % 36.1
    • 619 Total Passes 339
    • 540 Accurate Passes 276
    • 9 Crosses 7
    • 4 Accurate Crosses 3
    • 4 Corners 1
    • 18 Tackles Won 21
    • 22 Total Tackles 27
    • 1 Blocks 2
    • 2 Blocked Scoring Attempts 1
    • 7 Interceptions 19
    • 9 Clearances 14
    • 9 Effective Clearances 14
    • 6 Headed Clearances 10
    • 5 Keeper Saves 3
    • 5 Keeper Throws 5
    • 5 Accurate Keeper Throws 5
    • 2 Goal Kicks 8
    • 2 Accurate Goal Kicks 4

    Spain vs Netherlands

    This is the first time the two World Cup finalists have met in the tournament directly after contesting the final since 1990, when West Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the final (after meeting each other in 1986).

    La Roja lost their opening game of the 2010 World Cup to Switzerland, but went on to become the first team to ever win the tournament having lost their first game.

    Vicente Del Bosque has only lost one of his 25 World Cup games as Spain head-coach, including qualifiers (W22 D2). That was against Switzerland (0-1) in 2010.

    David Villa - Spain's top scorer at World Cup Finals (eight goals) - has been directly involved in seven of Spain's last nine goals in the tournament (six goals, one assist).

    Spain have won their last six World Cup games, their best ever run in the tournament. Their last four games have ended in 1-0 wins.

    Spain have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four World Cup games, the longest current run. Indeed only Italy (five games in 1990) and Switzerland (five in 2006 & 2010) have ever had a longer run in the competition.

    Netherlands have made it past the group stages in their last seven previous World Cup participations.

    Robin van Persie was the top scorer in the 2014 European World Cup qualifiers (11 goals).

    Spain and Netherlands have a perfectly even head-to-head record with four wins apiece and one draw, though Spain won the only previous World Cup clash 1-0 in the 2010 final.

    The defending champions have only won their first game in three of the last 10 World Cups (D4 L3), with Italy drawing 1-1 with Paraguay last time out.