Oranje draws Spain in World Cup Rematch

2014 FIFA World Cup
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The Netherlands' first match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be against Spain, a rematch of the 2010 Cup final that Spain won handily. Oranje will see stiff competition in Group B of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, with matches against Chile and Australia. Although Oranje was a finalist in the 2010 World Cup, the men's national football team has a lot to prove this year after being knocked out early in the 2012 European Championship.

[Update: Full list of World Cup Groups added below]

English football legend Geoff Hurst drew the Netherlands' lottery ball second from Pot Four, drawing a gasp from the crowd as the audience realized who the Dutch would play against. Roughly 3,300 people were at the Costa do Sauipe resort in Bahia, Brazil, of which 2,000 are journalists. FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke led the ceremony, with former football stars Cafu, Fabio Cannavaro, Fernando Hierro, Mario Kempes, Lothar Matthaus and Zinedine Zidane.

Earlier this week, Oranje legend to be used during the tournament. Nicknamed "Brazuca," the ball was tested over two-and-a-half years by some of the biggest names in the sport, including Lionel Messi and Iker Casillas.

2014 FIFA World Cup Groups

Group A:
Brazil

Croatia

Mexico

Cameroon
Group B:
Spain

Netherlands

Chile

Australia
Group C:
Colombia

Greece

Ivory Coast

Japan
Group D:
Uruguay

Costa Rica

England

Italy
Group E:
Switzerland

Ecuador

France

Honduras
Group F:
Argentina

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Iran

Nigeria
Group G:
Germany

Portugal

Ghana

United States
Group H:
Belgium

Algeria

Russia

South Korea

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