AUS
NED
90+3'
That's full time. Holland have done well to come back from trailing 2-1, but will miss Robin van Persie in the next game, who picked up a yellow card.
90+2'
Australia win a succession of free kicks but nothing omes from it. A minute left.
90'
Holland are sitting back, and Australia appear to have lost some of their earlier spark. There are three minutes of added time to come.
Netherlands Substitution
87'
 
Van Persie is replaced by Lens.
86'
Robin van Persie is limping around after landing awkwardly after challenging for a high ball from Wilkinson.
85'
Here's Tim Cahill. He's played his last World Cup game, probably ever.
84'
Blind concedes a free kick midfield on Halloran. Not much time left for Australia.
82'
Holland have had 52% of the possession. I wonder how much Australia have had.
81'
The free kick is headed away by De Jong.
80'
Leckie, a diver, is tripped by Wijnaldum, and is all to happy to go to ground to get a free kick.
79'
 
De Guzman is coming off to be replaced by Wijnaldum. Good surname.
Netherlands Substitution
77'
 
Oar is off, and Taggart (not Gerry) is on.
Australia Substitution
76'
About a quarter of an hour left, now, and Australia are by no means out of the match yet.
74'
Ryan easily collects Robben's free kick, and then pulls off a great save from De Jong who drives towards the corner of the goal from 12 yards.
72'
Robben tees up Sneijder, but his shot is blocked by Wilkinson. Robben then brings the ball in from the wing and is hacked to the ground. A free kick for Holland, centrally positioned and 25 yards out.
70'
I attach a photo because we are mutlimedia these days. Holland look confident now, but then again they always do. It doesn't mean they won't fall apart any second.
69'
 
Halloran has replaced Cahill.
Australia Substitution
68'
GOAL! Australia 2-3 Holland. Depay has scored. Depay swerves a shot from outside the box towards the keeper, and it then moves away and bounces in front of Ryan, who can only flap at it. A poor effort from the 'keeper.
Netherlands Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

64'
De Jong and Cahill are having a heated debate after Van Persie went in late and heavy on Jedinak. He should be off, and is a very lucky boy.
63'
Here's some news on the next match, where Xavi and Pique are dropped by Spain against Chile. On the pitch, Cahill heads a cross from Davidson wide.
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62'
The free kick comes to nothing and Holland bring the ball forward.
61'
Janmaat fouls Oar on the left wing, and Australia have the chance to send in a cross.
59'
Robben sends a shot from a tight angle straight at Ryan.
58'
 
GOAL! Australia 2-2 Holland. Van Persie scores. A ball is slipped through for Van Persie, and Davidson is playing him onside on the other side of the area, and he rifles a shot into the roof of the net.
Netherlands Goal

Left Footed - Top Center

54'
 
GOAL! Australia 2-1 Holland. Jedinak scores. He takes a short run up and slams the ball into the corner, sending the ref the wrong way.
Australia Penalty

Right Footed - Bottom Left

53'
The Dutch are getting testy. Sneijder reacts to from provocation from Bozanic, and now Australia have a penaty! Bozanic slams a cross against Janmaat's arms from about two yards, and the referee gives it.
Australia Substitution
51'
 
The referee calls for a foul, penalising Depay. There's a sub for Australia now, and Bresciano is off in place of Bozanic.
50'
What do you think will be the final score? Sneijder comes onto his right on the edge of the box, and Ryan does well to palm it behind.
47'
 
Robin van Persie has a second yellow (of the tournament) after whacking a defender with an elbow. A lucky boy.
Netherlands Yellow card

Australia

Netherlands

46'
We kick off in the second half, and Tim Cahill is annoyed that Leckie has been punished for pushing over a defender.
Netherlands Substitution
HT
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45+2'
 
Martins Indi is off for Depay, and that's half-time. See you in 15 minutes.
45+1'
Martins Indi is stretchered off, so congratulations to Tim Cahill. He tried to injure him early, and now he's succeeded.
45'
Ewan MacKenna is reporting that Cristiano Ronaldo could be out of the World Cup. That would be some fairly big news. For the Spain match, neither Xavi nor Pique will feature.

RT @EwanMacKenna: Rumours - unconfirmed may I add - here in press centres in Brazil that Cristiano Ronaldo is out of the World Cup.

44'
 
Cahill goes in late on Martins Indi, for the second time, and he's rightly booked for it. It was a nasty challenge, and he now misses Australia's game against Spain.
Australia Yellow card

Australia

Netherlands

43'
Do you think Paul predicted this?
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41'
Mr Mates makes a good point. It's not worth panicking just yet. Maybe in about three minutes.

Don't panic Dutch fans. At this point against Spain you were 0-1 down, and it should have been 0-2!! #BOM

39'
A succession of fouls. Is it wrong to hope a game blows over into total violence?
37'
A rare few moments of calm. I don't see this game ending 1-1.
34'
Some absolutely incredible and subtle photoshopping done here.
32'
Spiranovic flicks on Oar's free kick, but it's a meek shot.
31'
Leckie pulls the ball back across the goal. All the defenders are left flat-footed, and Bresciano meets it firmly just inside the box, but it's always rising.
30'
De Vrij tackles Bresciano on the left wing and Australia have a corner on the left wing now. Holland clear.
29'
A long throw is headed away by Holland, but they are struggling to find a rhythm this half. Australia are largely in control.
27'
Nobody has scored for a few minutes, so there's that. Meanwhile, James Dall has been pithy.

Unlikely Tim Cahill's match will get much better. Ask to be subbed. Maybe retire.

25'
Cahill's heavy pass from the midfield runs out for a Dutch corner. Robben's corner is met by Vlaar at the near post, but it's a couple of yards over.
23'
Yep.
21'
 
GOAL! Australia 1-1 Holland. Tim Cahill scores. How did that happen so quickly? A ball is chipped diagonally over the top of the defence, and Cahill meets it like Van Persie againt Aston Villa the season before last, straight past the 'keeper.
Australia Goal

Left Footed - Top Center

20'
 
GOAL! Australia 0-1 Holland. Arjen Robben scores. It was textbook Robben - he is just so fast. He jinks past Wilkinson, and evades the attempt to bring it down. He drives towards goal, takes a touch slightly to the left, and from inside the box he rifles a low shot past Ryan, and that's game over. Or is it...
Netherlands Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Center

18'
Robben buys a free kick on the right wing. Robben curls the ball in, flicked on by Van Persie, but it's straight at Ryan.
16'
Bresciano runs onto a ball squared by Leckie, and his shot is deflected behind by De Vrij. There's some mither in the box that the ref sorts out before the corner.
13'
Some mesmeric banter from John Brewin in the tweet below. The game is even so far, but with relatively little actually happening. Tactically fascinating.
12'
"Boss, tactically speaking it would be a good idea to score now."
9'
This is not Clarke Carlisle's finest moment. Vermaelen, as we all know, is actually German. De Jong wins a foul off Bresciano.

RT @jabennett_: Clarke Carlisle reckons Holland have so much depth they can afford to leave out Thomas Vermaelen

8'
McGowan catches Blind with a nasty and stupid foul on the left wing, taking his knee and foot, and escapes without a card.
7'
One of the poorest jokes you'll ever see on Twitter.

Little known-fact: the Australian national anthem is the only one in the world to contain the words "Aw, look".

6'
Robben attempts to burst forward, but he miscontrols as he enters the penalty area
3'
Some news ahead of the England-Uruguay match tomorrow. Captain and statue Lugano is out injured. Martins Indi is down after being caught late by Cahill and down injured.

Lugano out for #URU. Either Caceres moves inside and Pereira slots into left-back or he throws teenager Gimenez in the deep end. Has before.

2'
De Jong goes in with two feet, stamping down, on Oar, and he's lucky to not even be booked. Bresciano's free kick is headed away.
1'
We're off. Holland are playing the ball around the defence. Martins Indi tries the first diagonal long ball of the tournament, but nothing comes of it.
16:55
With 5 minutes left, why not watch a film about Pele while the crowd service nationalism by signing their anthems?
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16:50
And here is a video of Netherlands warming up ahead of their clash today. It's a thrilling video, and one you should watch seven or eight times a day.
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16:45
However, you can see Tim Cahil here score 68 goals in just a few minutes. If he scores that quickly today, Australia will end up with hundreds!
16:40
Apparently, Robin van Persie has an 11.11% chance of scoring a hat-trick. I think he is definitely going to score at least 42 goals today. What do you think? Send me your predictions on Twitter at @lxndrnthrtn.

RT @Sportsvibe: Some probabilities from @AirtonRisk for #NED #AUS: 11.11% chance RVP scores a hatrick. 3.23% chance #NED win 5-1 and 83.33%…

16:35
Louis van Gaal (Netherlands): “I did not expect that it would go this way, it could have been 6-1 or even more, and we had a very happy feeling.This is a nice start but we have nothing. If we do not win our next game against Australia we have made no progress, but now we are obviously in a good position…I think I’m bringing the wives and girlfriends again to the team hotel. If my boys are happy, then I am happy. All through my career as a coach I am interested in the psychological state of my players
16:30
Ange Postecoglou (Australia): “We watched the game and it was incredible. The first half was very evenly balanced. Spain could have been 2-0 up, van Persie scores an unbelievable goal and they ran away with it. But our players are looking forward to it, we want to measure ourselves against the best.
16:25
I reckon this was a fluke. He was trying to pass it.
16:20
According to Daniel Storey, 14 of 32 teams in the World Cup have a higher percentage of shots from outside the area than Newcastle managed in the Premier League. What does that mean? Next to nothing.

Last season in PL, Newcastle had highest % shots from outside area with 54%. So far in Brazil, 14 of 32 teams have higher figure than that.

16:15
Some people have already written off Australia, but that's not necessarily the best idea. As Richard Whittall points out, if you have two games left, it's daft to assume that much is decided after just playing the first. This might be more applicable to better teams than Australia, mind.
16:10
Van Gaal has chosen the same XI as the one that tonked Spain in the previous game. If all goes to plan for the Dutch then we can expect them to defeat the opposition about 670-0. That's not to say that Australia can't cause some problems - they won't tire or give up, and Tim Cahill remains a goalscoring threat.
16:05
TEAMS: AUSTRALIA: Ryan, Davidson, Cahill, Spiranovic, Leckie, Oar, Jedinak, McKay, McGowan, Wilkinson, Bresciano. /// HOLLAND: Cillessen, Vlar, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, De Jong, Janmaat, De Guzman, Van Persie, Sneijder, Robben.
16:00
Hello and welcome to live coverage of Australia vs Netherlands in the World Cup. Can you say second screen?
16:00
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Group B clash between Australia and Netherlands in Porto Alegre.

Starting Line-ups

Australia
Netherlands
    • 1
      Mat Ryan
    • 3
      Davidson
    • 6
      Spiranovic
    • 22
      Wilkinson
    • 19
      McGowan
    • 17
      McKay
    • 15
      Mile Jedinak
    • 11
      Oar
    • 23
      Bresciano
    • 7
      Leckie
    • 4
      Cahill
Team Manager:  Ange Postecoglou
    • van Persie
    • Robben
    • Sneijder
    • 7
      Janmaat
    • 8
      de Guzmán
    • de Jong
    • Blind
    • de Vrij
    • Vlaar
    • Martins Indi
    • Cillessen
Team Manager:  Guus Hiddink
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Mat Ryan 0 6 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Spiranovic 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 3 0 0 0 90
J. Davidson 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 90
A. Wilkinson 0 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
R. McGowan 0 1 0 5 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Mile Jedinak 1 0 1 50 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 90
M. Leckie 0 0 1 26 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 90
M. McKay 0 0 0 42 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
T. Oar 0 0 0 11 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 77
M. Bresciano 0 0 1 27 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 51
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
T. Cahill 1 0 2 19 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 68
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Cillessen 0 2 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Vlaar 0 0 1 2 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
S. de Vrij 0 0 0 4 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Martins Indi 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 45
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
N. de Jong 0 0 1 39 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
D. Blind 0 1 0 44 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 90
D. Janmaat 0 0 0 36 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 90
J. de Guzmán 0 1 0 34 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 78
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Robben 1 0 3 20 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 90
W. Sneijder 0 0 1 53 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 90
R. van Persie 1 0 3 13 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 87
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