Can you name the Netherlands’ XI from the 5-1 win over Spain at WC 2014?

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Robin van Persie scores a flying header for the Netherlands v Spain at World Cup 2014.

The Netherlands‘ 5-1 victory over Spain in Bahia in June 2014 was one of the most stunning World Cup results of all time – but how well do you remember the game?

Spain were the reigning champions and, having also won Euro 2012, went into the tournament in Brazil among the favourites. Yet in the opening game in Group B, the Spanish were ripped apart by Louis van Gaal’s unfancied Oranje army.

Spain made it 1-0 with a Xabi Alonso penalty, but the Dutch levelled things up with Robin van Persie’s incredible flying header before half-time and put the Spanish to the sword in the second period.

While Van Gaal’s team went on to reach the semi-finals, Spain went home after getting only three points in the group stage.

If you want another test of your football knowledge after this, why not have a crack at naming every Dutch player to appear for Manchester United in the Premier League?

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