2014 FIFA World Cup Group B

Group B of the 2014 FIFA World Cup consisted of Spain, the Netherlands, Chile, and Australia. This group contained the finalists of 2010 FIFA World Cup: Spain (reigning champion) and the Netherlands (runners-up). Play began on 13 June and ended on 23 June 2014. The Netherlands and Chile progressed to the knockout stage, while Australia and Spain were eliminated after suffering two defeats in their opening two matches. Chile was eliminated by Brazil in the second round after penalties, while the Netherlands made their way to the semi-finals in which they lost to Argentina on penalties. The third place match was won by the Netherlands with a convincing 3–0 victory against Brazil.

TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Confederation Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
October 2013[nb 1] June 2014
B1 (seed)   Spain UEFA UEFA Group I winners 15 October 2013 14th 2010 Winners (2010) 1 1
B2   Netherlands UEFA UEFA Group D winners 10 September 2013 10th 2010 Runners-up (1974, 1978, 2010) 8 15
B3   Chile CONMEBOL CONMEBOL third place 15 October 2013 9th 2010 Third place (1962) 12 14
B4   Australia AFC AFC Fourth Round Group B 2nd runners-up 18 June 2013 4th 2010 Round of 16 (2006) 57 62
Notes
  1. The rankings of October 2013 were used for seeding for the final draw.

StandingsEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Netherlands 3 3 0 0 10 3 +7 9
  Chile 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
  Spain 3 1 0 2 4 7 -3 3
  Australia 3 0 0 3 3 9 -6 0

MatchesEdit

Spain vs NetherlandsEdit

13 June 2014
16:00 UTC−3
Spain   1-5   Netherlands Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
Alonso   27' (pen.) Van Persie   44'72'
Robben   53'80'
De Vrij   65'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netherlands
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)   65'
RB 22 César Azpilicueta
CB 3 Gerard Piqué
CB 15 Sergio Ramos
LB 18 Jordi Alba
RM 8 Xavi
CM 16 Sergio Busquets
LM 14 Xabi Alonso   62'
RW 21 David Silva   78'
LW 6 Andrés Iniesta
CF 19 Diego Costa   62'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Fernando Torres   62'
FW 11 Pedro   62'
MF 10 Cesc Fàbregas   78'
Manager:
Vicente del Bosque
 
GK 1 Jasper Cillessen
CB 2 Ron Vlaar
CB 3 Stefan de Vrij   41'   77'
CB 4 Bruno Martins Indi
RWB 7 Daryl Janmaat
LWB 5 Daley Blind
CM 6 Nigel de Jong
CM 8 Jonathan de Guzmán   25'   62'
AM 10 Wesley Sneijder
CF 9 Robin van Persie (c)   66'   79'
CF 11 Arjen Robben
Substitutions:
MF 20 Georginio Wijnaldum   62'
DF 13 Joël Veltman   77'
FW 17 Jeremain Lens   79'
Manager:
Louis van Gaal

Man of the Match:
Robin van Persie (Netherlands)

Assistant referees:
Renato Faverani (Italy)
Andrea Stefani (Italy)
Fourth official:
Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)
Fifth official:
Kim Haglund (Norway)

Chile vs AustraliaEdit

13 June 2014
18:00 UTC−4
Chile   3-1   Australia Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá
Sánchez   12'
Valdivia   14'
Beausejour   90+2'
Cahill   35'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chile
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
GK 1 Claudio Bravo (c)
RB 4 Mauricio Isla
CB 17 Gary Medel
CB 18 Gonzalo Jara
LB 2 Eugenio Mena
RM 20 Charles Aránguiz   86'
CM 21 Marcelo Díaz
LM 8 Arturo Vidal   60'
RF 7 Alexis Sánchez
CF 10 Jorge Valdivia   68'
LF 11 Eduardo Vargas   88'
Substitutions:
MF 16 Felipe Gutiérrez   60'
MF 15 Jean Beausejour   68'
FW 9 Mauricio Pinilla   88'
Manager:
  Jorge Sampaoli
 
GK 1 Mathew Ryan
RB 2 Ivan Franjic   49'
CB 22 Alex Wilkinson
CB 6 Matthew Špiranović
LB 3 Jason Davidson
CM 15 Mile Jedinak (c)   58'
CM 5 Mark Milligan   67'
RW 7 Mathew Leckie
AM 23 Mark Bresciano   78'
LW 11 Tommy Oar   68'
CF 4 Tim Cahill   44'
Substitutions:
DF 19 Ryan McGowan   49'
MF 10 Ben Halloran   68'
MF 14 James Troisi   78'
Manager:
Ange Postecoglou

Man of the Match:
Alexis Sánchez (Chile)

Assistant referees:
Songuifolo Yeo (Ivory Coast)
Jean-Claude Birumushahu (Burundi)
Fourth official:
Roberto Moreno (Panama)
Fifth official:
Eric Boria (United States)

Australia vs NetherlandsEdit

18 June 2014
13:00 UTC−3
Australia   2-3   Netherlands Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Cahill   21'
Jedinak   54' (pen.)
Robben   20'
Van Persie   58'
Memphis   68'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Netherlands
GK 1 Mathew Ryan
RB 19 Ryan McGowan
CB 22 Alex Wilkinson
CB 6 Matthew Špiranović
LB 3 Jason Davidson
CM 15 Mile Jedinak (c)
CM 17 Matt McKay
RW 7 Mathew Leckie
AM 23 Mark Bresciano   51'
LW 11 Tommy Oar   77'
CF 4 Tim Cahill   43'   69'
Substitutions:
MF 13 Oliver Bozanić   51'
MF 10 Ben Halloran   69'
FW 9 Adam Taggart   77'
Manager:
Ange Postecoglou
 
GK 1 Jasper Cillessen
CB 2 Ron Vlaar
CB 3 Stefan de Vrij
CB 4 Bruno Martins Indi   45+3'
RM 7 Daryl Janmaat
CM 8 Jonathan de Guzmán   78'
CM 6 Nigel de Jong
LM 5 Daley Blind
AM 10 Wesley Sneijder
CF 9 Robin van Persie (c)   47'   87'
CF 11 Arjen Robben
Substitutions:
MF 21 Memphis Depay   45+3'
MF 20 Georginio Wijnaldum   78'
FW 17 Jeremain Lens   87'
Manager:
Louis van Gaal

Man of the Match:
Arjen Robben (Netherlands)

Assistant referees:
Rédouane Achik (Morocco)
Abdelhak Etchiali (Algeria)
Fourth official:
Bakary Gassama (Gambia)
Fifth official:
Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon)

Spain vs ChileEdit

18 June 2014
16:00 UTC−3
Spain   0-2   Chile Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro
Vargas   20'
Aránguiz   43'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spain
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chile
GK 1 Iker Casillas (c)
RB 22 César Azpilicueta
CB 4 Javi Martínez
CB 15 Sergio Ramos
LB 18 Jordi Alba
CM 16 Sergio Busquets
CM 14 Xabi Alonso   41'   46'
RW 21 David Silva
AM 6 Andrés Iniesta
LW 11 Pedro   76'
CF 19 Diego Costa   64'
Substitutions:
MF 17 Koke   46'
FW 9 Fernando Torres   64'
MF 20 Santi Cazorla   76'
Manager:
Vicente del Bosque
 
GK 1 Claudio Bravo (c)
CB 17 Gary Medel
CB 5 Francisco Silva
CB 18 Gonzalo Jara
RM 4 Mauricio Isla
CM 20 Charles Aránguiz   64'
CM 21 Marcelo Díaz
LM 2 Eugenio Mena   61'
AM 8 Arturo Vidal   26'   88'
CF 11 Eduardo Vargas   85'
CF 7 Alexis Sánchez
Substitutions:
MF 16 Felipe Gutiérrez   64'
MF 10 Jorge Valdivia   85'
MF 6 Carlos Carmona   88'
Manager:
  Jorge Sampaoli

Man of the Match:
Eduardo Vargas (Chile)

Assistant referees:
Mark Hurd (United States)
Joe Fletcher (Canada)
Fourth official:
Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Fifth official:
Yaser Tulefat (Bahrain)