Jun 18, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
AustraliaAustralia
2-3
Netherlands
Cahill (20'), Jedinak (53' pen.)
Cahill (43')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Robben (19'), van Persie (56'), Depay (67')
van Persie (46')

Arjen Robben: 'We were sloppy against Australia'

Netherlands winger Arjen Robben scores the first goal of the World Cup Group B match against Australia in Porto Alegre on June 18, 2014
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Arjen Robben of the Netherlands says that his side did not play well enough, particularly in the first half, against Australia.

Netherlands attacker Arjen Robben has admitted that his side were not good enough in the first half of their 3-2 win over Australia in Group B on Wednesday evening.

The Dutch went ahead in the game but then had to battle back from 2-1 down to take the points, which qualified them from the group, and Robben said that they cannot be as sloppy in possession again if they are to reach the quarter-finals.

"The first half, we just played really bad," Robben told nieuws.nl. "We were just sleeping. We made a lot of mistakes in possession. Actually, everything just went wrong, we weren't in the game.

"We had a lack of focus and concentration. This should not happen during a match. We wanted the confidence that we got from the Spain game to take the win.

"We had to work very hard for the victory. The Australians fought hard as it was their last chance."

Holland's final group game is against already-qualified Chile.

Australia forward Tim Cahill volleys home the equaliser against the Netherlands during their World Cup Group B game in Porto Alegre on June 18, 2014
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