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Netherlands v Chile preview

Netherlands and Chile will battle it out for top spot in Monday's Group B clash in Sao Paulo (5pm).

The loser of the game at the Arena Corinthians will have to face the winners of Group A in the last 16, which is most likely to be the host nation Brazil.

Ahead of a possible encounter with Luiz Felipe Scolari's team, Robin Van Persie says the Dutch will be aiming to finish their group campaign in style.

"If you look ahead a bit, in theory you are better off than if you come second," the Netherlands captain said.

"I'd really like to play them," he said of Brazil, "but a little bit later (in the tournament)."

The Oranje may be without central defender Bruno Martins Indi, who suffered a concussion in their 2-1 win over Australia, while coach Louis van Gaal is faced with a selection headache ahead of Monday's game.

Memphis Depay made an impressive substitute performance after his goal gave the Netherlands a vital win over the Socceroos on Wednesday, while prolific goalscorer Klaas Jan Huntelaar remains an option on the bench if van Gaal opts to rest star duo Arjen Robben and Van Persie.

The Manchester United striker, who has bagged three goals so far, says his side have a number of excellent alternatives available.

Van Persie told reporters: "The boys for the front positions train fantastically. We have a lot of good players."

For Chile, coach Jorge Sampaoli could be forced to bench Arturo Vidal and Charles Aranguiz, who have both picked up a yellow card during the tournament.

Vidal has also damaged his right Achilles tendon while Aranguiz, who netted in their 2-0 win over Spain, has a minor sprain on his right knee.

The Juventus midfielder, who has been repeatedly linked with Manchester United, insists he wants to feature in Sao Paulo and is not thinking about a possible suspension.

"This squad is showing how great it is and that's why I'm not thinking about that yellow card, nor that I could be suspended," Vidal told Chile's El Mercurio newspaper.

"I just hope to play and be in the group, that's the mentality of this group," he said.

Midfielder Carlos Carmona could start if the Chilean pair are unavailable for the game, and he believes his side have the squad depth to deal with injuries.

The 27-year-old said: \""Eventual suspensions are something normal in these tournaments, but we have players who can replace anyone in such an eventuality.\"