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Images from Wednesday's World Cup matches

Netherlands, Australia, Chile and Spain in action

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Australia national soccer players pose before their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match against Netherlands at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 18, 2014.

MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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Netherlands players pose before the 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match between Australia and Netherlands at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 18, 2014.

EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS

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Australia's Mark Bresciano lands of top on Netherlands' Nigel de Jong during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Martin Meissner/AP

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Ron Vlaar and Bruno Martins Indi of the Netherlands fight for the ball with Australia's Tim Cahill during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 18, 2014.

STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS

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Netherlands' Arjen Robben kicks the ball past Australia's Matthew Spiranovic to score his side's first goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

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Arjen Robben of the Netherlands gestures as he celebrates near a cameraman after scoring a goal during the team's 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match against Australia at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 18, 2014.

MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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Australia's Tim Cahill (R) shoots to score against the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 18, 2014.

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Ron Vlaar of the Netherlands kicks the ball near Australia's Tim Cahill during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 18, 2014.

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Ron Vlaar (not seen) of the Netherlands kicks the ball near Australia's Tim Cahill during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 18, 2014.

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Daley Blind of the Netherlands fights for the ball with Australia's Mark Bresciano during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 18, 2014.

STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS

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Netherlands' Robin van Persie controls the ball during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Martin Meissner/AP

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Australia's Ryan McGowan celebrates after a penalty goal scored by teammate Mile Jedinak during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match against Netherlands at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 18, 2014.

MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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Australia's Matthew Leckie falls while fighting for the ball with Daryl Janmaat of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 18, 2014.

STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS

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Robin van Persie of the Netherlands celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal, as Australia's Alex Wilkinson and Australia's Ryan McGowan react, during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Beira Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 18, 2014.

EDGARD GARRIDO/REUTERS

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Chile's national team poses for a photo before the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Natacha Pisarenko/AP

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Spain's team poses for a picture before the 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match against Chile at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 18, 2014.

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Chile's Claudio Bravo makes a save against a shot by Spain's Xabi Alonso during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 18, 2014.

RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

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Chile's Eduardo Vargas scores a goal past Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas (C) and Sergio Ramos during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 18, 2014.

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Chile's Eduardo Vargas celebrates his goal against Spain during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro June 18, 2014.

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Chile's Eduardo Vargas, centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Manu Fernandez/AP

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Chile's Alexis Sanchez, left, and Spain's Javi Martinez challenge for the ball during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Christophe Ena/AP

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Chile's Francisco Silva is challenged by Spain's David Silva during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Bernat Armangue/AP

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Cameroon players pose for a photo during the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Amazonia arena in Manaus June 18, 2014.

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The Croatia national team poses for a group photo before the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

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Croatia's Danijel Pranjic, right, slides underneath Cameroon's Benjamin Moukandjo during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens the teams line up prior to the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

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Croatia's Ivica Olic, right, scores the opening goal past Cameroon's goalkeeper Charles Itandje during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

Themba Hadebe/AP

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Referee Pedro Proenca from Portugal gestures after giving a red card to Cameroon's Alex Song as Croatia's Ivan Rakitic looks on during the group A World Cup soccer match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

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