FIFA World Cup 2014: Robin Van Persie, Arjen Robben Guide Netherlands to 5-1 Win Over Spain

Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben scored a brace each, while Stefan de Vrij netted once as the Netherlands gained revenge for their final defeat in South Africa.

updated: June 14, 2014 04:22 IST
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Salvador: Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben scored twice each as the Netherlands avenged their 2010 World Cup final defeat to Spain with a record 5-1 drubbing of the defending champions on Friday. (Highlights)


Van Persie pounced in each half as the Dutch recovered from a controversial Xabi Alonso penalty to inflict a crushing defeat on the reigning kings of world and European football.

Stefan De Vrij got the Netherlands' other goal as Spain slumped to the heaviest defeat ever inflicted at a World Cup on the reigning champions.

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