Day 7 Review: Netherlands and Chile Advance; Spain, Australia and Cameroon are Eliminated

Netherlands vs Australia:

Elimination: Australia will be eliminated if they lose and Chile gets a point.

Starting Lineups:

Netherlands are going with their 5-3-2, with Cillessen in net again, and Australia is using a 4-5-1 with 2 anchors.

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Match Highlights:

GOAL! Arjen Robben is the pace master in the 20th minute! Netherlands 1-0 Australia

AND CAHILL! He unleashes a volley for the equaliser. 2nd best goal so far overall! Australia 1-1 Netherlands

SO CLOSE FOR AUSTRALIA: A beautiful cross from Leckie goes to Bresciano, who shoots just over!

Cahill! He gets a yellow card in the 42nd minute. He got one in the first match, meaning he will miss the Spain game!

Bruno Martins Indi is stretchered off in the 43rd. He has his eyes closed, and this doesn’t look good for Netherlands. Netherlands brings on Memphis Depay and switch to a 4-3-3 with Robben and Depay as wingers, Sneijder, De Guzman and De Jong as midfielders, and Blind and Janmaat as normal fullbacks.

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Half Time: Australia 1-1 Netherlands; Goals, Cahill, Robben

We are back with the 2nd. GOAL! Australia! They scored! The ref disallows it for a Blind foul. That is a great decision by the referee.

Yellow Card! Robin Van Persie is shown yellow! He will miss the Chile game!

PENALTY! Handball against Netherlands! Janmaat has been called for handball after a Bozanic cross! Mile Jedinak is taking the penalty. 2-1! Mile Jedinak had scored the penalty! The 54th minute!

THE EQUALISER IN THE 57TH! ROBIN VAN PERSIE! A beautiful set up puts Van Persie 1 on 1, and he shoots it brilliantly! Netherlands 2-2 Australia

WHAT A SAVE! Cillessen, Tommy Oar capitalizes a Dutch mistake and crosses it. The header is saved by Cillessen!

GOAL! DEPAY FROM FAR! He curls it into the bottom corner! Netherlands 3-2 Australia

Australia have a great free kick spot. The kick is cleared by Netherlands.

Lens comes on for Van Persie, who has made his final Group Stage appearance.

LENS! In the 90th, he beats the Australian defender, and unleashes a shot! Ryan saves it.

Full Time: Netherlands 3-2 Australia; Goals, Robben, Van Persie, Depay, Jedinak, Cahill; MOTM Robben

Spain vs Chile:

Elimination: If Chile and Netherlands win today, Spain and Australia are eliminated.

Starting Lineups:

Spain is using 4-3-3, and Chile has countered it with 3-5-2.

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Match Highlights:

IN THE FIRST MINUTE, VARGAS! His shot is just wide, and with some shaky Spanish defending. Sanchez’s corner is headed just over by Jara.

GOAL! CHILE IS AHEAD! Sanchez makes a beautiful play to Aranguiz, who plays to Vargas. Casillas overreacts, and Vargas has an open net to slide home. Chile 1-0 Spain

From Yahoo Sports

Goal 1, From Yahoo Sports

COSTA! So close! A beautiful play is headered down for Costa by Silva, and he shoots just wide!

A beautiful play in the 41st goes to Sanchez, who wins a free kick. GOAL! Sanchez’s kick is hit back by Casillas, in a poor error. It goes to Aranguiz, who puts it in with ease, in a shot which Casillas should’ve saved. Chile 2-0 Spain

From BBC

Goal 1, From BBC

Half Time: Chile 2-0 Spain; Goals, Aranguiz, Vargas

WHAT A MISS! BUSQUETS! Ramos’s free kick is punched out by Bravo, but a beautiful bicycle kick cross from Costa goes to Busquets on an open net. He shoots it wide!

ISLA! In the 67th, Mena plays a beautiful cross, but he can’t slide in on an open net again!

CAZORLA! In the 80th, he plays a curling shot that is touched out by Bravo. Bravo, Bravo!

RAMOS! In the 90th, from a corner, he receives and shoots. It goes into the Chilean defender.

Full Time: Chile 2-0 Spain; Goals, Vargas, Aranguiz; MOTM Vargas

Croatia vs Cameroon:

Elimination: A loss for either team would mean elimination, and a tie would make it very hard for either to advance.

Starting Lineups:

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Match Highlights:

NUMBER 1: Ivica Olic buries it in the 10th! Srna plays a cross to Mandzukic, but it is cleared. Perisic retrieves it, and plays a ball down the left side. The veteran can’t miss! Croatia 1-0 Cameroon

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OLIC! So close! The ball is played from a beautiful corner in the 16th minute! They win another corner! Croatia are clearly the better team!

A dirty and malicious challenge from Enoh in the 26th minute hurts Srna. This would be a blow for Croatia. Srna stays on.

RED CARD! In the 40th minute, Perisic is on a counter attack. He is sprinting down, and all of a sudden, the play stops. Alex Song whacks Mandzukic on the back, kind of like a 5 star, and he didn’t even argue. That is the worst sportsmanship I have seen in the world cup so far.

Half Time: Croatia 1-0 Cameroon; Goals, Olic

We are back with the 2nd half.

GOAL! Perisic is there in the 47th! They surely have won here! Croatia 2-0 Cameroon

MANDZUKIC! He is so close on a breakaway, but Itandje comes out to close the angle.

3-0! A beautiful Pranjic corner comes straight to Mandzukic, who just can’t miss.

Mandzukic, From Football Tips

Mandzukic, From Football Tips

Kovacic is coming on in the 71st for Sammir.

GOAL! Mandzukic has it again! Eduardo shoots it, but it is saved by Itandje. He hits it out, but Mandzukic is there for the rebound. Croatia 4-0 Cameroon

Choupo Moting is coming off for Salli.

Goalscorer Perisic is coming off for Rebic.

It seems as if Assou-Ekotto is

WHAT A SAVE BY PLETIKOSA! Cameroon unleashes a header, but Pletikosa jumps to hit it out of danger. Eduardo gets yellow for a poor challenge.

Full Time: Croatia 4-0 Cameroon; Goals, Olic, Mandzukic (2), Perisic; MOTM Mandzukic

Today, Colombia takes on Ivory Coast at 12 and Japan play Greece at 6 to contest Group C. Uruguay also plays England in Group D, at 3.

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