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Robin Van Persie, Arjen Robben score as Netherlands down gutsy Australia

Published on: 18 June 2014
Van Persie celebrating

A second-half by strike by substitute Memphis Depay gave Netherlands a 3-2 comeback victory over Australia in an absorbing World Cup Group B match on Wednesday.

The result puts Netherlands into a strong position to advance to the last 16 with two wins, including the opening 5-1 rout of defending champion Spain. It almost surely puts Australia out of contention with two defeats.

The Dutch opened the scoring in the 20th minute through a Arjen Robben solo effort but Australia responded seconds later, with Tim Cahill's stunning volley making it 1-1 before the halftime break.

Australia took a surprise lead with a penalty after Daryl Janmaat handled the ball but Robin Van Persie made it 2-2 after collecting the ball in space on the edge of the penalty area and shooting low.


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  • access says:
    June 18, 2014 06:44 pm
    Ghana 6 Germany 1 ==================================Kwarasey================================ Essien==================Jonathan=================Boye================Wakaso ======================Badu===================D.Ayew======================= Gyan==============================Prince===============================Kojo
  • access says:
    June 18, 2014 07:07 pm
    Ghana 6 germany 1 ==================================Kwarasey================================ Essien===============Jonathan=================Boye===================Wakaso Badu=============================D.Ayew==============================Rabiu Gyan===============================Prince==============================Kojo
  • the truth says:
    June 18, 2014 07:56 pm
    This is my line up Kwaraasey Essien, Johnathan, Boye, Wakaso Badu, Muntari, Ayew KPB Asamoah Gyan,
  • yaw2 says:
    June 18, 2014 09:06 pm
    Kwarasey Essien Jonathan Boye Wakaso Badu Afriyie Ayew KPB Asamoah Gyan
  • yaw2 says:
    June 18, 2014 09:12 pm
    My line up should be Ghana line up..... substitution should be > Waris,Muntari and Rabiu .....If AA start my line up Ghana will win ......That's the squad.......
  • yaw2 says:
    June 18, 2014 09:27 pm
    AA should start my starting 11 against Germany and Ghana win..... Kwarasey Essien Jonathan Boye Wakaso Badu Afriyie Ayew KPB Asamoah Gyan sub ..Muntari,Waris and Rabiu
  • Honsen says:
    June 18, 2014 10:37 pm
    I'm surprised GSN doesn't mention the Ghanaian matchwinner Depay who played brilliantly with a clever assist and a beautiful goal.