Jun 13, 2014 at 8pm UK

1-5

Alonso (27' pen.)
Casillas (65')
FT(HT: 1-1)
van Persie (44', 72'), Robben (53', 80'), de Vrij (65')
de Guzman (25'), de Vrij (41'), van Persie (66')
Robin van Persie of the Netherlands celebrates with head coach Louis van Gaal of the Netherlands after scoring the teams first goal in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on
Result: Netherlands produce shock to thrash Spain
The Netherlands produce a shock on just the second night of the World Cup by thrashing defending champions Spain 5-1.
Reaction
Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores the teams first goal with a diving header in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014
Coins commemorating Robin van Persie's Netherlands header 'sell out'
Coins commemorating Robin van Persie's diving headed goal for the Netherlands against Spain reportedly sell out within hours of them going on sale.
Jul 9, 14:14
Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores the teams first goal with a diving header in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014
Robin van Persie's grandfather joins in 'Persieing' craze
Robin van Persie's 93-year-old grandfather joins in the 'Persieing' craze following the striker's diving header for the Netherlands during their 5-1 win over Spain at the World Cup.
Jun 19, 11:51
Juan Mata of Spain in action during the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 Semi Final match between Spain and Italy at Castelao on June 27, 2013
Juan Mata: "We're not dead"
Spain playmaker Juan Mata insists that the world champions are "not dead" after their 5-1 defeat to the Netherlands.
Jun 17, 05:57
Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque during the Confederations Cup against Italy on June 27, 2013
Vicente del Bosque, Iker Casillas hold meeting
A report claims that Spain boss Vicente del Bosque had a 12-minute meeting with his captain Iker Casillas during a training session on Saturday afternoon.
Jun 15, 14:23
Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores the teams first goal with a diving header in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014
Robin van Persie: 'Header against Spain was the best goal of my career'
Netherlands captain Robin van Persie admits that his diving header in the 5-1 win over Spain was the best goal of his career.
Jun 15, 10:16
The former Argentinean football player Diego Maradona looks on during a press conference at the European Union offices in central Rome, on February 14, 2014
Diego Maradona blasts Iker Casillas
Former Argentina attacker Diego Maradona blasts Iker Casillas for his performance in Spain's 5-1 defeat to Netherlands in their World Cup opener on Friday evening.
Jun 14, 18:44
Xavi prepares to take a corner for Barcelona against Sevilla on September 14, 2013.
Xavi: "Hardest loss of my sporting life"
Spain midfielder Xavi admits that Friday's 5-1 defeat to Netherlands was "the hardest loss" of his sporting career.
Jun 14, 14:23
Head coach Vicente Del Bosque of Spain faces the media during a press conference ahead of their international friendly match against Bolivia at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on May 29, 2014
Vicente del Bosque: 'No need for a revolution'
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque insists that there is no need to make sweeping changes to his side following their thrashing by the Netherlands at the World Cup.
Jun 14, 13:34
Andros Townsend of England scores their third goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group H match between England and Montenegro at Wembley Stadium on October 11, 2013
Andros Townsend: 'Spain game turned on David Silva miss'
Tottenham Hotspur attacker Andros Townsend says that "fine margins" decided Netherlands' 5-1 win over Spain in their World Cup Group B clash last night.
Jun 14, 13:05
Bolivia's defender Ronald Eguino vies with Spain's forward Fernando Torres during the international friendly football match Spain vs Bolivia at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on May 30, 2014
Fernando Torres: 'Spain must stay cool'
Fernando Torres claims that Spain must 'stay cool' following their thrashing by the Netherlands at the World Cup.
Jun 14, 11:31
Sergio Ramos of Spain and Alexis Sanchez of Chile compete for the ball during the Spain v Chile international friendly at Stade de Geneve on September 10, 2013
Sergio Ramos backs Spain to recover
Sergio Ramos backs Spain to recover from their 5-1 thrashing by the Netherlands at the World Cup.
Jun 14, 11:20
Robin van Persie of the Netherlands celebrates with head coach Louis van Gaal of the Netherlands after scoring the teams first goal in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on
Robin van Persie puts emphatic win down to Louis van Gaal
Robin van Persie praises Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal for guiding the side to a memorable 5-1 victory against Spain on Friday night.
Jun 14, 01:49
 Iker Casillas of Spain reacts after allowing the Netherlands fourth goal to Robin van Persie during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014
Iker Casillas takes blame for Spain defeat
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas claims that he is to blame for his side's heavy defeat in their World Cup opening match against the Netherlands.
Jun 14, 01:41
Head coach Vicente Del Bosque of Spain faces the media during a press conference ahead of their international friendly match against Bolivia at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on May 29, 2014
Vicente del Bosque refusing to blame individuals following heavy defeat
Vicente del Bosque refuses to blame any individual players following Spain's 5-1 defeat against the Netherlands.
Jun 14, 01:06
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta in action against Sevilla during their La Liga match on September 14, 2013
Andres Iniesta: 'Spain won't forget Netherlands defeat'
Andres Iniesta says that Spain will not forget about the manner of their defeat against the Netherlands in their opening World Cup match.
Jun 14, 00:47
Robin van Persie of the Netherlands celebrates with head coach Louis van Gaal of the Netherlands after scoring the teams first goal in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on
Louis van Gaal keeping calm following Netherlands' rout of Spain
Louis van Gaal warns his Netherlands players not to get carried away following their emphatic 5-1 victory against Spain.
Jun 14, 00:15
Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben beats Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas to score his team's fifth goal during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014
Arjen Robben proud of Netherlands victory
Netherlands winger Arjen Robben says that he is proud of his side following their 5-1 win against Spain.
Jun 14, 00:00
The Match
Player Ratings
Sports Mole looks at which players impressed in Netherlands' 5-1 win over Spain in Group B's opening fixture of the 2014 World Cup.
Analysis
Sports Mole dissects the action as Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 in Group B's opening fixture of the 2014 World Cup.
Match Report
The Netherlands produce a shock on just the second night of the World Cup by thrashing defending champions Spain 5-1.
Live Commentary
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the World Cup Group B clash in Bahia as Netherlands beat Spain 5-1.
HT Report
Robin van Persie cancels out a Xabi Alonso penalty as the Netherlands and Spain head to the interval level at 1-1.
Team News
Diego Costa starts in attack for Spain against the Netherlands in the Group B opener.
Preview
Sports Mole previews Spain's clash with Netherlands in Group B.
Head to Head
Build-up
Xavi in action for Spain during the World Cup final on July 11, 2010.
Xavi: 'Spain will live or die by tiki-taka'
Spain star Xavi insists that the World Cup holders will "live and die" by the tiki-taka playing style that has won them three consecutive major tournaments.
Jun 13, 15:56
Xavi in action for Spain during the World Cup final on July 11, 2010.
Xavi: 'I owe Louis van Gaal a lot'
Xavi says that he "owes" former Barcelona manager Louis van Gaal for all the good memories that he provided.
Jun 13, 13:50
Goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas lifts the World Cup for Spain on July 11, 2010.
Iker Casillas: 'Spain motivated by 2010 triumph'
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas insists that his side's 2010 World Cup triumph acts as motivation, rather than a burden heading into this year's tournament.
Jun 13, 12:59
UEFA Trophy Tour Ambassador Ruud Gullit speaks during a press conference in Lagos on March 13, 2014
Ruud Gullit: 'Netherlands must sharpen defence'
Ruud Gullit warns Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal to pay close attention to his defence, which he believes needs "sharpening".
Jun 13, 12:45
Head coach Vicente Del Bosque of Spain faces the media during a press conference ahead of their international friendly match against Bolivia at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on May 29, 2014
Vicente del Bosque unaffected by Cesc Fabregas transfer
Spain manager Vicente del Bosque says that Cesc Fabregas's move to Chelsea will have no effect on his team selection for their opening World Cup match.
Jun 12, 23:19
Holland's Arjen Robben celebrates after scoring against Turkey during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match on October 15, 2013
Iker Casillas wary of Arjen Robben threat
Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas earmarks Arjen Robben as Holland's biggest threat ahead of their World Cup opener tomorrow night.
Jun 12, 21:35
Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque during the Confederations Cup against Italy on June 27, 2013
Vicente del Bosque wary of Dutch flair
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque says that he is not taking Holland lightly ahead of their World Cup opener with Louis van Gaal's side on Friday.
Jun 12, 21:11
Robin van Persie of Holland celebrates after scoring the teams only goal of the game during the International Friendly match between The Netherlands and Ecuador at The Amsterdam Arena on May 17, 2014
Robin van Persie: 'Netherlands should not be underestimated'
Robin van Persie believes that the Netherlands should not be underestimated ahead of the clash with Spain on Friday.
Jun 12, 18:57
Jeremain Lens of Netherlands celebrates scoring the second goal of the game with Daley Blind and Wesley Sneijder during the International Friendly match between The Netherlands and Wales at Amsterdam Arena on June 4, 201
Wesley Sneijder desperate to be a leader for the Netherlands
Wesley Sneijder believes that he must be a leader for the Netherlands in their World Cup campaign.
Jun 12, 18:22
Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal attends a training session of the Dutch national football team in Hoenderloo on May 7, 2014
Nigel de Jong: Louis van Gaal is a "winner"
Nigel de Jong believes that Louis van Gaal is the right man to guide the Netherlands to success in the 2014 World Cup.
Jun 12, 12:22
Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez celebrates after scoring in a friendly match against Sao Paulo on July 31, 2013
Javi Martinez targets positive start to World Cup defence
Spain midfielder Javi Martinez believes that making a good start to their World Cup campaign could be pivotal this year.
Jun 12, 03:09
Diego Costa of Club Atletico de Madrid scores from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match between Chelsea and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stamford Bridge on April 30, 2014
Diego Costa ready to fight for Spain
Spain forward Diego Costa says that he is ready to fight for the current World Cup holders at this year's tournament.
Jun 12, 00:55
Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez celebrates after scoring in a friendly match against Sao Paulo on July 31, 2013
Javi Martinez highlights Netherlands threat
Versatile Spain midfielder Javi Martinez highlights the Netherlands' threat ahead of the clash at the World Cup.
Jun 11, 19:16
Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Athletic Bilbao during their Copa del Rey match on January 29, 2014
Diego Costa: 'No fitness issues ahead of game with Netherlands'
Diego Costa insists that there are "no problems" with his fitness ahead of the World Cup.
Jun 11, 02:09
David Silva of Manchester City celebrates after he scores the first goal of the game for his side during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Manchester City at the KC Stadium on March 15, 2014
David Silva hoping for strong start
Spain midfielder David Silva looks ahead to La Roja's opening World Cup Group B match against Netherlands.
Jun 10, 17:13
Barcelona's defender Gerard Pique celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Levante UD vs FC Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia Stadium in Valencia on January 19, 2014
Report: Gerard Pique's Spain spot in doubt
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique could reportedly miss out on a place in the Spain XI for La Roja's World Cup opener against Netherlands on Friday.
Jun 10, 16:06
Swansea's Jonathan de Guzman celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal against Everton in their FA Cup fifth round match on February 9, 2014
Jonathan de Guzman ready for Netherlands return
Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal confirms that midfielder Jonathan de Guzman is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a hamstring injury.
Jun 8, 19:12
 Arjen Robben of Netherlands runs on goal followed by Daniel Gabbidon and Joe Allen of Wales during the International Friendly match between The Netherlands and Wales at Amsterdam Arena on June 4, 2014
Arjen Robben: 'We cannot give Spain space'
Netherlands attacker Arjen Robben warns his team not to give Spain space in their Group B opener on Friday.
Jun 8, 16:48
Barca full back Jordi Alba in action against Atletico Madrid on August 21, 2013
Jordi Alba to miss Spain opener?
Barcelona left-back Jordi Alba emerges as a doubt for Spain's World Cup Group B opener against Netherlands on Friday.
Jun 8, 13:05
Diego Costa of Club Atletico de Madrid scores from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg match between Chelsea and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stamford Bridge on April 30, 2014
Diego Costa: 'I will make Netherlands match'
Diego Costa is confident that he will be fit for Spain's World Cup opener against Netherlands on June 13.
Jun 2, 14:36



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