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Brazil defeat Chile 3-0, face Dutch in last eight

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Update: 2010-06-28 15:05:29

JOHANNESBURG: Goals by centre-back Juan and strikers Luis Fabiano and Robinho propelled Brazil to a 3-0 win over Chile on Monday and into a World Cup quarter-final with Holland.


After a tepid opening Juan headed in powerfully on 34 minutes to settle Brazilian nerves.


Four minutes later Fabiano`s neat finish for his third goal of the tournament all but settled the contest before Robinho fired in nonchalantly on the hour.

Chile had pushed Brazil all the way in qualifying but offered only sporadic threats in attack at Johannesburg`s Ellis Park as they succumbed to their sixth straight loss to the five-time champions.


It could have been worse for the Chileans as Brazil had a loud appeal for a penalty on 27 minutes when defender Pablo Contreras took away Lucio`s legs in the penalty area, but referee Howard Webb waved play on.


Earlier, the Dutch saw off Slovakia 2-1 with goals from Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder with Robert Vittek`s late spotkick a mere consolation for the Slovakians.

BDST: 1125 hrs, June 29, 2010
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