Australia-Netherlands 2-3 : Australia fared better than expected, pretty much taking it to the Dutch for the first 60 minutes of the game. The Netherlands scored first with a shot by Arjen Robben in the 20th minute, assisted by Daley Blind. Australia''s Tim Cahill equalized within about a minute, though, on a spectacular one-time volley after a 50 yard pass from Ryan McGowan. A credible challenge for goal of the tournament to rival Robin van Persie''s first game goal against Spain. In the 54th minute Holland''s Janmaat conceded a penalty kick on a questionable handball. The ball hit his trailing hand while his head was turned the other way. Australia''s Jedinak converted the penalty to put the Aussies ahead 2-1. Robin van Persie equalized for the Dutch a few minutes later in the 58th minute with a left footed shot for the middle of the box, assisted by Memphis Depay. Depay then scored himself to put the Netherlands ahead for good 3-2 in the 68th minute. Depay was assisted by de Guzman.
Spain-Chile 0-2 : While Spain controlled possession a bit more than Chile, that was all they had to offer, as they were seen off from this WC in what can only be seen as a weak effort. Chile scored twice in the first half, first at the 20th minute with a goal from Eduardo Vargas, assisted by Charles Aranguiz. Aranguiz then scored the second for Chile in the 43rd minute right after a set piece.
Cameroon-Croatia 0-4 : Cameroon seemed to have plenty of game in the first few minutes, but Croatia broke through to score first in the 11th minute on Ivaca Olic'' goal from a through ball by Ivan Perisic. Alex Song got the second ridiculous red card of the tournament for trying to elbow a Croatian player, Mario Mandzukic, in the back about 15 feet away from the referee. Cameroon struggled after that, with only a few chances. Croatia had plenty of chances, though, and scored on some of them. In the 48th minute Perisic scored on left-footed shot from a very tight angle. Mario Mandzukic scored in the 61st minute with a header following a corner kick. Assist to Danijel Pranjic. Mandzukic closed out the scoring in the 73rd minute with a close range shot in the middle of the goal mouth.