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FIFA World Cup Fan Zone: Dutch gain; pain for Spain and much more...

Last updated on: June 14, 2014 21:58 IST

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The Netherlands gained sweet revenge for defeat in the 2010 FIFA World Cup final by beating Spain 5-1 in the opening fixture of Group B in Salvador late on Friday night.

-How the Netherlands demolished Spain

-Football World Cup

Their jubilant fans soon turned Brazil into a sea of orange.

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Image: Dutch fans celebrate at an open air bar
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Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben fired the Netherlands to a 5-1 demolition of defending champions Spain in a pulsating World Cup match.

The match was in complete contrast to the World Cup final between the sides in 2010, which Spain won 1-0, as the Dutch earned sweet revenge with a vibrant display.

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Image: A Dutch soccer fan watches the 2014 World Cup soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain on a large screen at Copacabana beach
Photographs: Pilar Olivares/Reuters

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The Dutch fans at in Salvador were decked from head to toe in the national colour - with everything from orange feathers to bunch of carrots.

Back home in Netherlands, the stands, cafes, turned into an orange blur as fans shouted in joy.

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Image: Fans watch the football game featuring Spain vs Netherland on the giant screen
Photographs: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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While, it was all pain for Spain. The fans looked in horror as the defending champions conceded 5 goals, one of their worst performances in many years.

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Image: Spain supporters react
Photographs: Juan Medina/Reuters
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None of them could have imagined such a result. It was one of the fans worst nightmares.

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Image: A Spanish soccer fans watches
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The month long party continues in Brazil as fans throng to the beaches to catch a glimpse of the biggest sporting extravaganza.

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Image: Fans cheer in the crowd
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It was a relief for the Mexican fans as their team shrugged off two contentious off-side calls in the first half, the national team rode on Oribe Peralta's solitary second half strike to beat Cameroon 1-0 in a Group A World Cup at Estadio das Dunas in Natal.

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Image: Mexican soccer team fans react to their team winning the match against Cameroon
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A friendly policeman is always welcome.

A police officer jokes with Mexican fans after the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Cameroon at a FIFA event in Curitiba.

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Image: Mexican fans
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A Chilean fan is dressed as a super hero but Chile did not need super hero powers to beat Australian.

Chile got the victory they needed if they are to have any chance of progressing from a daunting Group B when they held off a strong Australian fightback to emerge 3-1 winners in another open and entertaining World Cup clash on Friday.


Image: A Chile fan enjoys the atmosphre prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup match
Photographs: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

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