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Netherlands, Brazil, Chile Advance at World Cup

  • VOA Staff

Netherlands' Memphis Depay, left, celebrates with teammate Arjen Robben after scoring his side's second goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Chile at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, June 23, 2014.

Netherlands' Memphis Depay, left, celebrates with teammate Arjen Robben after scoring his side's second goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Chile at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, June 23, 2014.

At football's World Cup in Brazil Monday, the Netherlands got late goals from two substitute players to defeat Chile, 2-0, in Sao Paulo, but both reach the second round from Group B.

Brazil also beat Cameroon 4-1 and Mexico walloped Croatia 3-1 to advance to the next stage of the tournament.

The Dutch topped the group with three wins from three matches, and Chile had earlier defeated Australia and upset Spain. Defending champions Spain finished up with a 3-0 victory over Australia on Monday in Curitiba, but both are headed home.

In the next round, the Netherlands will face the second-placed team from Group A, and Chile will play the first-place team. U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann gives instructions to his players during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match against Portugal at the Amazonia arena in Manaus, Brazil, June 22, 2014.

U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann gives instructions to his players during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match against Portugal at the Amazonia arena in Manaus, Brazil, June 22, 2014.

In Sunday's late game, the U.S. soccer team yielded a goal in the final minute to settle for a 2-2 draw against Portugal in Manaus. The U.S. and Germany both have four points in Group G, and both would advance if they play to a draw on Thursday.

Portugal and Ghana each have one point and are still alive, though barely. They play one another Thursday and either would need a win to have a chance of advancing. If they draw, the U.S. and Germany would both reach the second round no matter what happens in their match.

The final scores from Sunday were:

USA, 2; Portugal, 2
Belgium, 1; Russia 0
and Algeria 4, South Korea, 2
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