Chile and Netherlands in friendly wins

Spain’s World Cup Group B opponents Chile and the Netherlands were both victorious in pre-tournament friendlies.

Chile dispatched Northern Ireland and the Netherlands saw off Wales respectively as they continued their preparations for the competition.

Goals from Eduardo Vargas and Mauricio Pinilla delivered a win over Northern Ireland for Chile in a game played in Valparaiso.

Arjen Robben and Jeremain Lens netted for the Dutch at the Amsterdam Arena, although Louis van Gaal has an injury concern regarding Robin van Persie, who was substituted at half-time with a groin complaint.

Spain meet the Netherlands in their opening fixture, on June 13, while Chile provide the opposition on June 18. Australia round out the group and face La Roja on June 23.

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