Last Updated: 13/06/14 10:03pm
Full time in Salvador, it's Spain 1-5 Netherlands! An outstanding second half from the Dutch, who put on a wonderful counter-attacking show. Who would have envisaged that? A breathtaking game, a breathtaking result and one that the Dutch will savour for many, many years. Thanks for joining me and I hope you enjoyed a magnificent Holland performance.
Pedro tries to work it into the Dutch box through a series of silky skills, but Vlaar and Martins Indi usher the Barcelona winger away and the ball is collected easily by Cillessen.
Spain look certain to score as the ball is squared to Torres, with Cellessen out of his goal. Torres only has to shimmy it past Blind and tap it in, but the full-back pulls out a heroic tackle to deny the Spaniard. Magnificent defending and completely representative of Holland's night thus far.
Another chance for Holland! Lens pulls the ball back to Sneijder, who's free in the box but he just can't get enough contact on it to take it past Casillas.
Holland break again and Robben looks to release Lens, who's free in the box, but Ramos manages to block it. The ball falls to Sneijder, but the Spanish backline block another attempt.
DOUBLE CHANCE FOR HOLLAND! Wijnaldum picks up the ball in the box and only has Casillas to beat, but the Spaniard gets a good hand on it and the ball falls to Robben - who whacks it on the full volley and it's destined for the top corner...but Casillas produces a great save to deny Robben a hat-trick.
Spain have looked lightweight up front with Costa and Torres, and are failing to create any clear cut chances. The Dutch are toying with Spain as the ball is kept comfortably in defence.
Shots show the Spain players and staff look absolutely bewildered. It's been a devastating show of counter attacking football from Louis Van Gaal's men. Could it be possible that Spain fail to qualify from their group?
GOAL FOR HOLLAND! What an absolutely breathtaking goal that is. A ball is played beyond Ramos and Arjen Robben shows blistering pace to get beyond the defender and he twists and turns in the box, leaving Casillas floored and leaving the goal open. Robben fires into the top corner, and the Dutch have scored five!
Spain appeal for a penalty after Torres gets to the ball first and takes it past Vlaar, with the Chelsea striker falling down inside the area. Goal kick is given and Holland believe Torres went down far too easily.
Ramos whips a curling effort toward's Cillessen's bottom left corner, but the Ajax keeper has it covered and it narrowly misses the target.
The Dutch fans are singing and dancing in the rain as Spain continue to keep possession in the midfield. So far, the counter attack has been hugely triumphant over the tiki-taka style.
Who would have predicted this? Despite Spain taking the lead, the Dutch have been absolutely rampant! A wonderfully unpredictable World Cup game
GOAL FOR HOLLAND! A catastrophic error from Casillas as he collects a backpass, but loses possession to Van Persie who taps it into an empty net. Horrendous error from the Spanish keeper, but Holland aren't complaining. It's 4-1!
Wonderful play from Van Persie as he escapes numerous Spanish challenges and drills the ball towards goal, but Casillas keeps it out using his legs and the ball is eventually cleared. We're in for a superb finale to the game.
Spain have a goal ruled offside! A cross from the right lands onto Pedro's head, and the ball is spilled by Cillessen and into the path of Silva who tucks it away - only to be greeted by the assistant referee's flag for offside.
GOAL FOR HOLLAND! From the resulting free kick, Sneijder whips in a wonderful ball beyond Casillas and onto the head of Stefan De Vrij, who heads it in at the back post. Casillas claims he's fouled by van Persie, but the goal is given!
The Dutch are given a foul on the left hand side to the box, after Pique handled after challenging for the ball with Blind. Promising for the Dutch here...
Superb goalkeeping from Cillessen after Iniesta attempted to thread a ball through to Silva, but the Ajax keeper came rushing off his line and he smothered the ball magnificently.
CHANCE FOR HOLLAND! After breaking on the counter through Robben, the ball is dinked through to Van Persie who has time to let the ball drop onto his right foot and fire a menacing effort onto the bar. Casillas had absolutely no chance.
Silva goes down under the challenge of De Guzman on the edge of the box, but the referee waves it away and suggests the Man City player went down easily.
Holland furiously chase the ball down as Spain keep it in midfield, and play some superb football to escape the pressure. Unfortunately for Spain, Costa has failed to lead the line so far and the ball is eventually given away.
Martins Indi was furious and even though there wasn't a huge amount of contact, the Spanish striker most certainly would be off the pitch had the referee spotted the incident.
Spain immediately break from kick-off and Holland are forced to concede a corner after an attack on the right hand side. Martins Indi goes down in the box, and replays show that Costa leaned in with his head. Lucky for Costa, the referee didn't spot it.
GOAL FOR HOLLAND! It's another wonderful goal, and this time it's Arjen Robben! Blind plays another magnificent ball over the top to Robben who takes it down superbly, shimmies past Pique and fires past Casillas. Great technique and skill from the Bayern Munich man!
Robben waves his arms in anger after Ramos nudged him off the ball, when it looked like the winger was set to run in on goal having dodged a couple of challenges. The referee waves away Robben's appeal.
Iniesta picks up the ball 30 yards from goal and hits a speculative effort towards goal but it's comfortably held by Cillessen. Replays show the ball was going wide to the left of his goal.
As the rain pours down in Salvador, Spain resume their hypnotic passing game and keep the ball away from a pressing Holland.
Nicely weighted from ball looks to set Arjen Robben free on the right-hand side, but Ramos defends well and nullifies the threat instantaneously.
Half time here in Salvador, it's Spain 1-1 Holland. Xabi Alonso's penalty has been cancelled out by a magnificent Van Persie header, who sprinted to the touchline and gave Van Gaal a high-five. This match is beautifully poised.
GOAL FOR HOLLAND! Blind plays a superb long ball through to Van Persie, who notices that Casillas is off his line, and executes a magnificent 15-yard header over the Spanish goalkeeper leaving him with no chance. What a wonderful finish that is!
CHANCE FOR SPAIN! A wonderful ball from Iniesta cuts through the Dutch defence and finds Silva, who races in on goal and attempts to chip it over Cillessen, but the Dutch stopper gets a pivotal hand on it to divert the ball wide. Huge chance, great save!
Both sets of forwards are playing on the shoulders of the defence, and this time it's Costa that's flagged offside after a long ball over the top from Alonso looked to have set the Atletico man free.
Arjen Robben is furious with officials after he's flagged offside, but replays show that he had just crept marginally offside after De Jong looked to have played him through on goal.
Despite the scoreline, it's the Holland fans that are making the noise. Van Gaal and Patrick Kluivert remain in discussion on the touchline as they aim to mastermind a turnaround. Since the goal, the Dutch have looked comfortable in possession.
De Guzman catches Alonso in the middle of the park and the Real Madrid man clutches his knee. An accidental collision and a painful one for Alonso.
Martins Indi plays a long ball over the top to Van Persie, who completely slices his shot high and wide. Fortunately for the Man United forward, he was flagged offside.
The game has quietened down in the last few minutes, as Holland continue to keep the ball while Spain seem content to contain.
A good spell for the Dutch here as they keep the ball and patiently await an opening - much like Spain's style. Eventually, a long-range De Jong striker is comfortably palmed away by Casillas, but a promising sign for Holland nonetheless.
After neat play on the left between Robben and Blind, the latter drills in a fantastic ball into the area and Ramos can't reach it - but neither can Van Persie and it flies harmlessly across the box and out of danger.
De Guzman gets the ball on the right-hand side and looks to dink a ball into the area, but there's no Dutch forward on the end of his cross and it's defended easily by Spain. A lack of desire from Holland's frontline there.
Holland try and break on the counter through De Guzman but Jordi Alba shows his electric pace to immediately nullify any threat. A wonderful piece of defending from the Barcelona full-back.
GOAL FOR SPAIN! Xabi Alonso, cool as you like, strokes it into the bottom left corner past Cillessen. Great penalty - never in doubt!
PENALTY FOR SPAIN! A wonderful ball through finds Costa, who cuts inside and has his trailing foot caught by De Vrij. A definite penalty and a huge opportunity for Spain here...
Busquets plays it into Costa, but De Vrij easily gains the ball back after nudging him off the ball. The Dutch have defended really tight on the Spanish forward tonight and so far, it's working.
Xavi's in-swinging corner meets the head of Sergio Ramos, who can't get good contact on the ball and it flies to the right of Cillessen's goal. A warning sign for Holland there.
Nice play from Spain as the ball is played to Iniesta in the box, he slides it through to Silva who is ushered to the touchline and the ball is cleared for a Spain corner.
A superb ball from Xavi lands onto Silva's boot, who's free in the Dutch area but opts to find Costa - but Vlaar intercepts his pass. An unselfish, but probably unwise decision from the Manchester City player.
Delay in the game as Robben goes down after a clash with Pique, takes off his boot and examines any damage. The crowd boos as Robben eats up time.
Silva picks up a loose ball and plays it through to Costa, who's running away from goal and slices his effort high, wide and not very handsomely.
Clear to see both teams tactics for tonight. Spain look intent on keeping possession and waiting patiently for an opening, while Holland look set to absorb the pressure and hit on the counter.
Busquets is fouled once again - this time by Sneijder, who went in slightly late on the midfielder, who went down rather easily. Sneijder is warned by the referee, too.
De Jong and Busquets chase after the ball and the Dutch midfielder leans into the Barcelona player with his arm - and Busquets goes down immediately holding his chest. No yellow card but De Jong is warned by the referee.
Superb defending from Vlaar. Iniesta plays it through to Costa in the box, and looks set to fire in on goal, but Vlaar stays on his ground and times his tackle to perfection. Costa just hesitated which gave Vlaar the chance to keep the score at 0-0.
Van Persie wins a header and it looks set to fall into Robben's path, but it's just over-hit and Casillas claims the loose ball.
As expected, Spain are content to keep the ball in the middle of the field while Holland chase them. Despite the Spanish possession, it's Holland with the game's biggest chance so far.
Iniesta runs with the ball towards the Dutch goal and fires in a 25 yard effort - which flies harmlessly over Holland's goal.
Replays shows Sneijder's chance again and it really was a poor finish as he had both corners to aim for. Instead, Casillas' right hand keeps it at 0-0.
CHANCE FOR HOLLAND! Robben plays a superbly weighted ball beyond the Spain backline and into the path of Sneijder, who's one on one with Casillas, but he hits it tamely down the center of the goal and the Spain 'keeper parries it away with ease. Big chance, poor finish.
Vlaar plays a long ball over the top, aimed for Van Persie, but Pique judges it well and comfortably heads the ball back to Real Madrid's No.2 Iker Casillas.
Janmaat fouls Alonso 35 yards from goal. Spain play it short and quickly lose the ball - a waste from Spain as both Ramos and Pique had arrived in the Dutch area.
Diego Costa picks the ball up just over the half way line and he's greeted by a chorus of boos, as expected. Interesting to see how the Atletico Madrid striker will react...
Xabi Alonso aims a long ball over the top to Diego Costa, but it's uncharacteristically over-hit and Cillessen claims the ball with ease.
Sneijder looks to have an opening having broken away from Spain's midfield, but Busquets wins the ball back superbly and prevents the Galatasaray midfielder from playing a killer ball through to Van Persie.
Early free-kick for Spain as Costa is barged to the floor by Vlaar. Spain, rather typically, opt to play it short and keep the ball.
The managers are in their dugouts and the players have emerged from the tunnel. We're moments away from Spain v Netherlands!
We've got ten minutes to go until kickoff, and something's got to give - Spain and Netherlands have a perfectly even head-to-head record with four wins apiece and one draw, though Spain won the only previous World Cup clash 1-0 in the 2010 final (Opta)
A couple more predictions have just dropped in, with @mattierance going for a Spain win: "I reckon Spain will edge this 2-1 with Costa and iniesta scoring for Spain robben to score for the Dutch," and @ameen70819502 agrees that Spain will win: " I'm a Madrid fan and hope Spain can win today. My predictions for the match are 2-0 or 3-1."
Fancy a flutter? Head on over to our friends at Sky Bet, who are offering odds of 4/5 for a Spain win, 12/5 for a draw and 4/1 for a Holland win.
So, the big team news is that Diego Costa starts for Spain tonight, having featured in their friendly last weekend with El Salvador. The Premier League will be represented in the Dutch team - as Ron Vlaar, de Guzman and Van Persie all start.
Our first prediction for a Holland win has arrived, thanks to @MyselfBatman: " I am with Holland because Spain need to be defeated if Englang are to win the Worldcup... My predictions 2-1 for Holland..."
Netherlands have made it past the group stages in their last seven previous World Cup participations, while Robin van Persie was the top scorer in the 2014 European World Cup qualifiers (11 goals).
Spain have won their last six World Cup games, their best ever run in the tournament. Their last four games have ended in 1-0 wins.
Vicente Del Bosque has only lost one of his 25 World Cup games as Spain head-coach, including qualifiers (W22 D2). That was against Switzerland (0-1) in 2010.
This is the first time the two World Cup finalists have met in the tournament directly after contesting the final since 1990, when West Germany beat Argentina 1-0 in the final (after meeting each other in 1986).
We've got half an hour to go until kick-off, so here's some stats from our pals at Opta to whet the appetite...
Thanks to Faisal Ahmed for sending this message in: "It will be a cracking game! Hope Holland can do some damage, but going for a 3-1 win to the champions; RVP to score," and also to Chris Green from Huddersfield who also predicts a Spanish win: "Spain to win 2-1, with Iniesta getting a brace."
Your predictions are piling in already, and first up is @SamAluko who's tweeted in: " Have a feeling Spain might take a while to get into their stride especially with this first game. However can see a 3-1 win."
Here's Holland's starting XI: Cillessen; Janmaat, Vlaar, de Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind; de Jong, de Guzman, Sneijder; Robben, van Persie.
The all-important team news has arrived. Here is Spain's starting XI: Casillas; Azpilicueta, Ramos, Pique, Alba; Busquets, Alonso; Xavi, Iniesta, Silva; Costa.
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Good evening and welcome to Sky Sports' live text commentary of tonight's mouth-watering World Cup clash between Spain and Holland in Group B. We're just under an hour away from kick off and we'll be bringing you team news and match stats. Stay tuned!