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Spain humbled by the Dutch

Spain humbled by the Dutch

Netherlands show their class

In the most awaited game on Friday, the Netherlands showed their class as they thrashed defending champions Spain.

The game was predicted as some as the biggest game in the FIFA showpiece. However, it ended up one-sided as the Dutch avenged their 2010 World Cup final defeat by thrashing Spain with a record 5-1 margin.

Spain took the lead via a controversial penalty from Xabi Alonso in the 27th minute. A brace from Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, and a goal from Stefan de Vrij turned the tide as the Oranje's inflicted a crushing defeat to La Roja in Salvador.The extraordinary drama in Group B has potentially turned permutations following Chile's 3-1 win over Australia this evening in Cuiabá.

The defeat was Spain's worst since their 6-2 hammering at the hands of Scotland in 1963.