The Monday excitement, where USA beat Iran in a coming-from-behind match, had just been processed, when Tuesday kicked off with the first matches of the second round of Group play. Russia and the Netherlands got in their second victories of the tournament and are both without conceded goals on top of Group D. In Group C both Ukraine and Argentina reached six points from two matches, as they beat Spain and Australia respectively.

First up were the Netherlands and Thailand, a match that was very competed from the beginning till the end.

Thailand are clearly one of the nice surprises in this World Cup doing excellent work and having some good opportunities at the beginning of the second half. However, the experience and hard work of the oranges gave them the chance to open the score at 45 minutes thanks to Luc Pierre. After this Thailand was unable to keep competing and two more goals were conceded before the end. A deserved victory for the Netherlands.

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