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Dutch hands Spain record mauling

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Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben both scored twice as the Netherlands avenged their 2010 World Cup final defeat by routing holders Spain 5-1 on Friday in a record-breaking humiliation. 

Netherlands' forward Robin van Persie scores during a Group B football match against Spain at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014

As well as it being the worst ever-mauling inflicted at a World Cup on the reigning champions, it was the worst defeat suffered by Spain in more than half a century, coming 51 years after a 6-2 defeat to Scotland in 1963.

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