The first big game of FIFA World Cup 2014 took place between the finalist of the previous edition in 2010 with Netherlands squaring up against the reigning Champions Spain in what turned out to be a remarkable game of football. 

Here is a pictorial representation of the match as it happened. 


Both sets of fans were certainly up for the big game and in good spirits


The World Cup is never short of beauty, is it? 



The Spanish side started the better of the two and Diego Costa won them a controversial penalty early on in the match


Xabi Alonso stepped up and slotted it home easily



It took a superman-esque effort from Robin Van Persie to equalize making it 1-1.



And the bromance between Robin Van Persie and Van Gaal



Arjen Robben then put Netherlands up by 2-1 leaving Pique, Ramos and Casillas looking clueless



Stefan De Vrij scoring the 3rd and taking the match further away from Spain



A dejected Iker Casillas after his mistake led to the 4th goal for Dutch. 



Arjen Robben with a remarkable solo goal for the 5th Goal and the final nail in the Spanish coffin. 



David Silva did put the ball in the back of the goal in the latter stages of the match but it was ruled out for offside.  



Fernando Torres with yet another blooper when he missed an easy option to score a goal.



The 2 stars of the Dutch team, Robin Van Persie and Arjen Robben celebrate after a devasting team