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SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Two substitutes, two goals. Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal can, it seems, do no wrong at this World Cup. He sent on replacements Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay in the second half of the match against Chile on Monday and they scored both goals in a 2-0 win that confirmed the Dutch as Group B winners with a maximum nine points. "It is luck," Van Gaal himself said about his super substitutions. "Just luck." But it was more than that. Fer, listed by FIFA as 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm) tall, scored with a header a minute after coming on as a substitute for the 5-foot-6-inch (171 cm) Wesley Sneijder. "I know Leroy Fer is tall compared with our opponents. I know he can head the ball well," Van Gaal said. Then there was Depay. "We analyzed that Chile in the last 15 minutes gives away more room," Van Gaal said. "If you have a creative player in at that moment, you have the chance to use that space." Manchester United, which hired Van Gaal to restore its fortunes after a disastrous season by the clubs lofty standards, must be delighted even if it has to wait a bit longer for him to join them after the World Cup. Chile, one of the most attacking and attractive teams at the World Cup, had no answer at the Itaquerao Stadium, especially not without midfielder Arturo Vidal who watched from the bench. "I played the best team I had," said Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli. Juventus star Vidal had knee surgery before the tournament and had a sore Achilles tendon but said a day before the match he felt fit and ready to play. Both teams had already advanced to the second round, but Chiles first loss of the tournament consigned it to second place in Group B and a meeting with host Brazil in Belo Horizonte. The Dutch next travel to Fortaleza to play Group A runner-up Mexico in the round of 16 on June 29. Chile began with its trademark fast, attacking style while the Dutch, with a five-man defence, looked content to sit back, absorb the pressure and break out with swift counterattacks. "We gave nothing away and fought like lions," stand-in captain Robben said. "Orange lions." The match marked the first time at this World Cup the Netherlands had played in its national colour, but the change of jerseys didnt change its fortunes. Vidals absence deprived Chile of midfield creativity and it struggled to break down the well-drilled Dutch defence. Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez tried to fill the gap left by Vidal, but couldnt find a way through. He came closest to scoring in the second half with a powerful shot that Jasper Cillessen easily blocked at his near post. "Im very proud of this team," Robben said. "If you see how we fought here today. We were right on top of them and gave them no chances." The Netherlands was playing without suspended captain and striker Robin van Persie and was also missing defender Bruno Martins Indi, who suffered a concussion in the teams last match, a tough 3-2 victory over Australia in Porto Alegre. No problem for inspirational coach Van Gaal, who pulled a tactical surprise with his starting lineup -- reverting to the 5-3-2 formation he began with against Spain and posting veteran forward Dirk Kuyt, in his 99th international, at left back. "I enjoyed it," Kuyt said. "I never played in this position but the coach told me a couple of weeks ago that it could be a possibility during the tournament and I told him that I would be ready for it and I was very happy I get the chance. I think it went very well and hopefully I will get another chance." Then came Van Gaals substitutions. Fer headed in powerfully and Depay doubled his World Cup tally in stoppage time. Robben delayed his cross from the left cleverly until the PSV Eindhoven striker arrived at the far post -- also delaying his run by a split second to shrug off his marker -- to tap in an inch-perfect pass. "He is a huge talent and great for the future of Dutch football," Fer said of Depay. Robben said that after three wins out of three, the Dutch squad is hungry for more. "We can enjoy this fantastic performance, but it must not stop here," he said. Nike Air Max Womens 90 Yellow . -- What Anthony Jennings lacked in experience, LSU more than compensated for with a talented supporting cast in the Outback Bowl. Nike Air Max Womens 90 White . Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane came up big when it counted, tallying two goals and an assist. 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Watch Eugenie Bouchards opening round match at the Australian Open live tonight on TSN5 at 3am et/Midnight pt.Ireland pulled off one of the greatest wins in their history by beating South Africa 26-20 despite playing 57 minutes with 14 men. Paddy Jackson slotted two late penalties hand the Irish a stunning victory in Cape Town - their first ever in South Africa - surviving CJ Standers red card after just 22 minutesStander was sent off following a mid-air collision with Pat Lambie in the 22nd minute, in what appeared to be a harsh call despite the obvious concern for the Springbok. It was later confirmed that Lambie was up and walking in the dressing room. Despite the one-man disadvantage, Ireland went into the break level with their hosts. The visitors built a lead in the second half before the Boks hit back, with a Pieter-Stef du Toit try in the 70th minute bringing them within three points. However, Jackson steered his side home to hand Ireland a historic victory. CJ Stander was show a red card for this horror collision on Pat Lambie The game belonged to Ireland from the outset, as South Africa infringed several times in the opening 10 minutes. Ireland opted for driving lineouts rather than points, and from one such drive Lood de Jager collapsed the maul cynically. Ireland nonetheless kept the ball alive and Luke Marshall put in a deft kick which Jared Payne latched onto for a 7-0 lead early on. De Jager was sent to the bin for the foul play.Lambie and Jackson then traded penalties before the South African No 10 left the field as Stander was shown red for his part in the collision. Devin Toner picked up man of the match for Ireland as they beat South Africa in their first Test Replacement Bok fly-half Elton Jantjies immediately stamped his mark on the game, adding a penalty before putting Lwazi Mvovo through a gap for a try that nosed the Boks 13-10 ahead.ddddddddddddowever Jackson had the final say of the half, slotting a drop goal to bring his side level at the break.Murray put the visitors ahead early in the second period, breaking through the tackle of Eben Etzebeth to score after Payne and Trimble combined down the right. Ireland captain Rory Best says Ireland had to dig deep to come out on top over South Africa Jackson converted and had a chance to put his side further ahead with a penalty from far out, but his effort hit the post as South Africa cleared the danger. Jackson made no such mistake in the 68th minute after Frans Malherbe played the ball on the ground, giving Ireland a 23-13 lead.However the Boks hit back directly from the restart. Ireland claimed the kick-off as Jackson passed to to the midfield. Replacement second rower Pieter-Stef du Toit read the pass perfectly to intercept it and run in a try under the poles. The conversion made it a three-point game, and it looked as though South Africa would be able claw their way back into the game. Springboks captain Adriaan Strauss says unforced errors cost South Africa It was not to be though, as Ireland, who were joined by new defence coach Andy Farrell after the Six Nations, kept their hosts at bay in the tense closing stages.Malherbe then committed another penalty at the breakdown, this time going into the side of the ruck, and Jackson called for the kicking tee to put Ireland six points ahead with three minutes remaining.The Boks ran hard at the Irish for all three of those minutes, but the visitors held out tremendously for an historic first win in South Africa and take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series.It completed a stunning day for Irish rugby - hours earlier their U20s team shocked New Zealand at the world championships in England. ' ' '

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