The Netherlands finished top of Group B after goals from Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay gave them a win over Chile in a tempestuous encounter in Sao Paulo.

Both teams had already qualified for the second round after starting with wins over Spain and Australia.

Norwich City man Fer headed in with his first touch in the 77th minute, before Depay tapped home in stoppage time.

Chile will now face Brazil in the last 16, with Louis van Gaal's side meeting Mexico.

World Cup 2014: Memphis Depay scores to put Netherlands top

Monday's meeting in Sao Paulo had failed to live up to expectations given the four previous games involving the two teams had seen 17 goals.

The Dutch were missing the suspended Robin van Persie, while Chile rested midfielder Arturo Vidal and their absence was keenly felt as the game reached the interval with neither keeper having been forced into a save.

Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez looked most likely to force an opener for the South Americans with his clever movement and eye for a pass causing Van Gaal's backline concerns on a number of occasions.

Key facts

Netherlands have taken nine points from the group stage for the second World Cup in a row; they haven't lost a World Cup group game since 1994.

Chile have won only two of their last 12 World Cup clashes with European opposition.

This was only the second time in their last 13 World Cup matches Chile had failed to score.

For the Netherlands, Arjen Robben went close to continuing his record of having scored in every match when another trademark long run ended with him dragging a low effort just wide.

The first half's only other moments of note owed more to the two teams' physical approach, with the flow of the game interrupted by numerous niggling fouls.

It took until the 65th minute for the first real save of the game, Jasper Cillessen forced to beat away Sanchez's effort at his near post.

That sparked a response from the Dutch as Robben fired straight at Claudio Bravo in the Chile goal after a positive run at their defence.

Depay then brought a good save from the keeper with a powerful shot from range. From the resultant corner the Oranje worked the ball back to Daryl Janmaat and his deep cross was met by the head of the unmarked Fer, who had been introduced just moments earlier.

With Jorge Sampaoli's side needing a win to finish top of the group they pushed forward in search of an equaliser but were unable to fashion a clear chance and Depay wrapped up the win in the dying seconds when he converted Robben's low cross on the breakaway.

Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal: "Of course I know that Leroy Fer can shoot from far out and can move forward on opponents. I know he is good with headers and that gives you an advantage against Chile.

"We analyzed that Chile gives away more space in the last 15 minutes so if you field creative football players you have a chance to cash in. Memphis made a wonderful goal.

"We are not giving much away and we are creating opportunities. This is being confirmed by the results. If it wasn't, then you'd chop of my head, I'm sure of it.

"My players and my group, we want to score one goal more than the opponent."

Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli: "I think that this was a match that we expected, with the Netherlands trying to use lots of people on the counter attack.

"We looked for victory, we wanted to win and we couldn't find a solution to a team that only defended and only aspired to long-range shots, not even counterattacks.

"This is a Chile that I am proud to be at the helm of, in spite of the fact that we didn't get a result.

"They have their heads held high and they are getting ready for the round of 16."

Dirk Kuyt and Ron Vlaar remonstrate with Alexis Sanchez

Barcelona man Alexis Sanchez was Chile's main attacking threat

Memphis Depay scores Netherlands' second goal

Memphis Depay had not scored for his country before the World Cup but now has two goals in his last two games

Dirk Kuyt

Kuyt was winning his 99th cap for the Netherlands and his first since October

Chile's players applaud their fans after their first defeat of the tournament

Chile, who are likely to face Brazil in the second round, only managed one shot on target against the Dutch

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Netherlands

  • 01 Cillessen
  • 07 Janmaat
  • 15 Kuyt (Kongolo - 89' )
  • 05 Blind Booked
  • 02 Vlaar
  • 03 de Vrij
  • 20 Wijnaldum
  • 06 de Jong
  • 10 Sneijder (Fer - 75' )
  • 11 Robben
  • 17 Lens (Depay - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Martins Indi
  • 08 de Guzmán
  • 12 Verhaegh
  • 13 Veltman
  • 14 Kongolo
  • 16 Clasie
  • 18 Fer
  • 19 Huntelaar
  • 21 Depay
  • 22 Vorm
  • 23 Krul

Chile

  • 01 Bravo
  • 04 Isla
  • 02 Mena
  • 18 Jara
  • 17 Medel
  • 05 Silva Booked (Valdívia - 70' )
  • 21 Díaz
  • 16 Gutierrez (Beausejour - 45' )
  • 20 Aránguiz
  • 07 Sánchez
  • 11 Vargas (Pinilla - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Albornoz
  • 06 Carmona
  • 08 Vidal
  • 09 Pinilla
  • 10 Valdívia
  • 12 Toselli
  • 13 Rojas
  • 14 Orellana
  • 15 Beausejour
  • 19 Fuenzalida
  • 22 Paredes
  • 23 Herrera
Ref: Bakary Gassama
Att: 62,996

Match Stats

Shots

13 8

On target

4 1

Corners

2 7

Fouls

25 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Netherlands 2, Chile 0.

90:00 +3:05 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Netherlands 2, Chile 0.

90:00 +1:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Netherlands 2, Chile 0. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Arjen Robben following a fast break.

90:00 +0:11

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Terence Kongolo.

88:49

Attempt missed. Gary Medel (Chile) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gonzalo Jara with a cross following a corner.

88:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Netherlands. Terence Kongolo replaces Dirk Kuyt because of an injury.

87:46

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Nigel de Jong.

87:15

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Leroy Fer.

87:10

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

86:55

Delay in match Dirk Kuyt (Netherlands) because of an injury.

86:23

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Dirk Kuyt.

84:40

Offside, Chile. Mauricio Isla tries a through ball, but Jorge Valdívia is caught offside.

84:39

Attempt blocked. Mauricio Isla (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82:50

Foul by Mauricio Isla (Chile).

82:50

Memphis Depay (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:23

Jorge Valdívia (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:23

Foul by Leroy Fer (Netherlands).

81:21

Mauricio Pinilla (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:21

Foul by Nigel de Jong (Netherlands).

80:38

Attempt missed. Marcelo Díaz (Chile) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mauricio Pinilla following a corner.

80:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chile. Mauricio Pinilla replaces Eduardo Vargas.

80:06

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Nigel de Jong.

79:07

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Daryl Janmaat.

76:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Netherlands 1, Chile 0. Leroy Fer (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daryl Janmaat with a cross following a corner.

75:57

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Claudio Bravo.

75:54

Attempt saved. Memphis Depay (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dirk Kuyt.

74:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Netherlands. Leroy Fer replaces Wesley Sneijder.

74:24

Attempt missed. Dirk Kuyt (Netherlands) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Arjen Robben with a cross following a corner.

73:55

Corner, Netherlands. Conceded by Eduardo Vargas.

72:49

Foul by Gary Medel (Chile).

72:49

Arjen Robben (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the left wing.

70:57

Hand ball by Jean Beausejour (Chile).

70:16

Offside, Netherlands. Memphis Depay tries a through ball, but Arjen Robben is caught offside.

69:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chile. Jorge Valdívia replaces Francisco Silva.

68:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Netherlands. Memphis Depay replaces Jeremain Lens.

67:03

Charles Aránguiz (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:03

Foul by Nigel de Jong (Netherlands).

65:53

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:53

Foul by Nigel de Jong (Netherlands).

65:43

Attempt saved. Arjen Robben (Netherlands) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dirk Kuyt.

64:37

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Chile).

64:37

Arjen Robben (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:31

Attempt saved. Alexis Sánchez (Chile) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcelo Díaz with a cross.

63:32 Booking

Booking Daley Blind (Netherlands) is shown the yellow card.

63:25

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:25

Foul by Daley Blind (Netherlands).

61:02

Attempt blocked. Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

60:27

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Chile).

60:27

Jeremain Lens (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:43

Mauricio Isla (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:43

Foul by Dirk Kuyt (Netherlands).

57:09

Francisco Silva (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:09

Foul by Jeremain Lens (Netherlands).

56:29

Francisco Silva (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:29

Foul by Jeremain Lens (Netherlands).

55:56

Attempt missed. Alexis Sánchez (Chile) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Charles Aránguiz.

51:37

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:37

Foul by Nigel de Jong (Netherlands).

49:35

Hand ball by Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands).

48:16

Foul by Marcelo Díaz (Chile).

48:16

Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:48

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46:48

Foul by Daley Blind (Netherlands).

45:23

Foul by Alexis Sánchez (Chile).

45:23

Daley Blind (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Netherlands 0, Chile 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Chile. Jean Beausejour replaces Felipe Gutierrez.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Netherlands 0, Chile 0.

44:57

Charles Aránguiz (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:57

Foul by Dirk Kuyt (Netherlands).

44:53

Attempt blocked. Jeremain Lens (Netherlands) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

44:13

Foul by Francisco Silva (Chile).

44:13

Arjen Robben (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43:43

Attempt missed. Felipe Gutierrez (Chile) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marcelo Díaz following a set piece situation.

43:04

Eugenio Mena (Chile) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:04

Foul by Jeremain Lens (Netherlands).

41:45

Attempt missed. Jeremain Lens (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a fast break.

40:05

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:05

Foul by Daley Blind (Netherlands).

39:15

Attempt missed. Arjen Robben (Netherlands) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Wesley Sneijder following a fast break.

37:32

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

37:32

Foul by Daley Blind (Netherlands).

34:29

Attempt missed. Stefan de Vrij (Netherlands) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Arjen Robben with a cross following a set piece situation.

33:21

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Chile).

33:21

Arjen Robben (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31:24

Foul by Alexis Sánchez (Chile).

31:24

Nigel de Jong (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:29

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:29

Foul by Daley Blind (Netherlands).

29:07

Foul by Marcelo Díaz (Chile).

29:07

Nigel de Jong (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the right wing.

28:23

Hand ball by Jeremain Lens (Netherlands).

25:32

Attempt missed. Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

24:34 Booking

Booking Francisco Silva (Chile) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

24:22

Foul by Francisco Silva (Chile).

24:22

Jeremain Lens (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:59

Attempt missed. Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

22:55

Attempt blocked. Arjen Robben (Netherlands) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Janmaat.

22:08

Attempt missed. Felipe Gutierrez (Chile) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez following a corner.

21:18

Corner, Chile. Conceded by Stefan de Vrij.

20:17

Eduardo Vargas (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:17

Foul by Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands).

18:15

Francisco Silva (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:15

Foul by Jeremain Lens (Netherlands).

17:42

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

17:16

Delay in match (Chile).

14:53

Offside, Chile. Alexis Sánchez tries a through ball, but Charles Aránguiz is caught offside.

13:36

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13:36

Foul by Daley Blind (Netherlands).

13:06

Alexis Sánchez (Chile) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13:06

Foul by Daley Blind (Netherlands).

12:35

Attempt missed. Eduardo Vargas (Chile) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Eugenio Mena with a cross.

11:33

Francisco Silva (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:33

Foul by Jeremain Lens (Netherlands).

10:35

Foul by Gonzalo Jara (Chile).

10:35

Arjen Robben (Netherlands) wins a free kick on the right wing.

7:31

Foul by Francisco Silva (Chile).

7:31

Jeremain Lens (Netherlands) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:57

Hand ball by Nigel de Jong (Netherlands).

3:44

Gary Medel (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:44

Foul by Arjen Robben (Netherlands).

1:42

Foul by Jeremain Lens (Netherlands).

1:42

Gary Medel (Chile) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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