All Eyes on Brazil as Teams Battle for Soccer Supremacy

Dutch Beat Chile 2-0 to Top Group B

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    "Brazuca", the official FIFA World Cup 2014 soccer ball.

    Leroy Fer scored a minute after coming on as a substitute to help give the Netherlands a 2-0 victory over Chile on Monday and top Group B at the World Cup with three consecutive wins.

    Fer had only just replaced Wesley Sneijder when he rose almost unmarked in the Chile penalty area to put the Dutch ahead with a powerful 77th-minute header. Another substitute, Memphis Depay, then finished off a counterattack in injury time to double the lead.

    Both teams had already advanced to the second round, but Chile's first loss of the tournament consigned it to second place in Group B.

    The Dutch now travel to Fortaleza to play the Group A runner-up in the round of 16. Chile faces the Group A winner.