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')

Nigel de Jong urges Netherlands to focus on Australia

De Jong appeals for Dutch focus
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Nigel de Jong urges the Netherlands to keep their focus ahead of the Group B clash with Australia.

Netherlands midfielder Nigel de Jong has claimed that the team should no longer be thinking about the 5-1 triumph over Spain ahead of their Group B meeting with Australia.

Louis van Gaal's side started their campaign by cruising past the defending champions last Friday, but De Jong believes that there can be no room for complacency against an Australian side desperately looking to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive.

"I understand that the euphoria is very large after the 5-1 against Spain, but we have to give everything against Australia," the 29-year-old told reporters.

"Of course it was a fantastic victory but it is only a group match. We have achieved nothing yet. We are going to focus on the game against Australia."

The Socceroos are looking to recover from a 3-1 defeat to Chile.

Netherlands' coach Louis van Gaal attends a training session of the Dutch national football team in Hoenderloo on May 7, 2014
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