Jun 23, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
Netherlands
2-0
Chile
Fer (76'), Depay (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Silva (24')

Half-Time Report: Goalless between Netherlands, Chile

The Netherlands and Chile fail to score during the opening 45 minutes of their decisive Group B clash at the World Cup.

The Netherlands and Chile have played out a goalless first half in their decisive Group B clash at the World Cup.

With both teams already qualified for the last 16, Chile must win if they want to finish at the top of the group.

Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben vies with Chile's midfielder Charles Aranguiz during a Group B football match between Netherlands and Chile at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014© Getty Images

The two sides failed to threaten during the opening stages as Chile stifled the attacking prowess of the Dutch.

However, the South Americans almost took the lead with 20 minutes played as Felipe Gutierrez fired high over the crossbar from the edge of the box following a clever corner routine.

The Netherlands were up the other end moments later, but Georginio Wijnaldum screwed his shot wide when he had plenty of time and space to do better.

Chile's defender Gary Medel and Netherlands' midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum vie during the Group B football match between Netherlands and Chile at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014© Getty Images

Louis van Gaal's side had an opening again soon after as they began to take control of the contest, though Wesley Sneijder could only hit his free kick straight at the goalkeeper.

The Chileans were calling for a penalty on 30 minutes when Eduardo Vargas was brought down by Daley Blind, but the referee correctly waved away the appeals.

The Netherlands continued to show more attacking intent, and they were inches away from taking the lead late on in the half as Arjen Robben shot narrowly wide following a trademark run through Chile's defence.

Members of the Netherlands' national team pose for the team photo prior to the Group B football match between Netherlands and Chile at the Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23, 2014
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