Sports News

Netherlands beat Australia 3-2 in World Cup

Netherlands
Netherlands' Arjen Robben (11) celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
— image credit:

By Chris Brummitt, The Associated Press

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - A second-half by strike by substitute Memphis Depay gave Netherlands a 3-2 comeback victory over Australia in an absorbing World Cup Group B match on Wednesday.

The result puts Netherlands into a strong position to advance to the last 16 with two wins, including the opening 5-1 rout of defending champion Spain. It almost surely puts Australia out of contention with two defeats.

The Dutch opened the scoring in the 20th minute through a Arjen Robben solo effort but Australia responded seconds later, with Tim Cahill's stunning volley making it 1-1 before the halftime break.

Australia took a surprise lead with a penalty after Daryl Janmaat handled the ball but Robin Van Persie made it 2-2 after collecting the ball in space on the edge of the penalty area and shooting low.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Prince Rupert LNG plant, pipelines get B.C. certificates
 
Geothermal pitched as alternative to Site C dam
 
B.C. government pitches LNG spinoffs
Smart meters coming to Kelowna
 
DeHart: New business combines spa and salon services
 
Former soldier sorry for planning attack
Hawkair returning to mid-afternoon flight from Prince Rupert to Vancouver
 
Nanaimo police looking for suspected purse thief
 
Heffel art auction hits $12 million in sales

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.