Updated: 06/19/2014 01:55 | By Agence France-Presse

Dutch on verge of last 16 after downing Aussies

The Netherlands moved to the verge of the World Cup last 16 on Wednesday with a breathless, come from behind 3-2 win over Australia.


Dutch on verge of last 16 after downing Aussies

Netherlands' forward Memphis Depay (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after scoring during a Group B football match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 18, 2014 - by Luis Acosta

Louis van Gaal's side will become the first team into the knockout phase if Spain fail to beat Chile in Group B's late game.

Arjen Robben gave them the lead before Tim Cahill hit a spectacular equaliser in the first half.

The Socceroos edged in front thanks to a Mile Jedinak penalty before Robin van Persie levelled and substitute Memphis Depay grabbed the winner.

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