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PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil -- The Netherlands is on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup knockout rounds after fending off a bell

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PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil -- The Netherlands is on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup knockout rounds after fending off a belligerent Australia 3-2 on Wednesday to follow up its opening 5-1 rout of defending champion Spain. Dexter McCoil Jersey . Memphis Depay scored the clincher in the 68th minute, seconds after Australia missed a chance to go ahead again. Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie, who each scored twice against Spain, added to their tournament tallies before and after Australias goals, which included a stunning volley from Cahill that levelled the score at 1-1 in the 21st. Australia is almost certainly out of contention following consecutive defeats, and Cahill will be missing in its last match against Spain after picking up his second yellow card of the tournament. Van Persie will miss the Netherlands last group match against Chile for the same reason. "They just kept running. They actually scored well. The second half we went to our own system, what were used to," Van Persie said. "But everyone did well. Im really happy with the result." After a quiet start, the game burst into life in the 20th minute when Robben collected the ball near halfway, sped through a gaping hole in the Australian midfield and shot powerfully past the outstretched left foot of Maty Ryan. Another rout seemed in the works, but only for only a matter seconds. Australia equalized with Ryan McGowan sending a long, looping pass from the midfield to Cahill, who volleyed over Jasper Cillessen onto the underside of the bar in one of the best goals of the tournament so far. Australia, the lowest-ranked team in the tournament, kept pressuring Netherlands, with Mark Bresciano and Matthew Spiranovic missing chances that could have given the Socceroos a halftime lead. Just before the interval, Cahill needlessly clattered into the back of Bruno Martins Indi and was given a yellow card. He was also booked in Australias opening 3-1 loss to Chile, meaning the veteran Socceroos star may have played his last World Cup game. Martins Indi was helped off the field, replaced by Depay to start the second half, and later taken to a hospital with a suspected concussion. At the start of the second half, Netherlands changed from a 5-3-2 system that worked so well against Spain to a more traditional Dutch 4-3-3 style to incorporate Depay, but it was Australia which took the surprise lead with a penalty after Daryl Janmaat handled the ball in the area. Mile Jedinak converted from the spot in the 54th to make it 2-1 but Van Persie levelled again four minutes later, collecting the ball in space on the edge of the penalty area and firing into the roof of the net. In the 68th minute, Tommy Oar had a shooting opportunity down on the left hand side of goal but chose to cross to Mathew Leckie, who couldnt beat the keeper. It proved costly on the next attacking play when Depay fired a swerving low shot from around 25 yards that beat the keepers outstretched right hand,. Australia coach Ange Postecoglou said he was "heartbroken" by the loss. "Bitterly disappointing," he said. "Just for the players, they were magnificent. They took it to a world-class team. Full credit to them, but I just feel bitterly disappointed they werent able to get some reward out of it today." Postecoglou said his team had proved some critics wrong with two gallant games. "We came to this World Cup and were playing against three of the best nations in the world," he said. "People were saying we wouldnt score a goal. In both games weve taken it to the opposition." Nick Novak Jersey . TSN 1290s game day coverage begins on Monday, June 9 at 5:30pm ct as the Blue Bombers take on the Toronto Argonauts in pre-season action. 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Then, only two weeks ago, promoter InterBox dropped George and convinced Bolonti to fight Pascal.Pascal and Bolonti spent more than two months training for other opponents, only to have to switch gears and fight each other. In Jeans case, he was training for a righthander anyway, said Jones, who will be in Pascals corner along with trainer and cut man Russ Anber. But the thing with Bolonti is that he was going to fight a lefthander (Bute) and now hes got a righthander.Hes in shape and anyone who is in shape and can box can make adjustments, so he should be OK. But he has a bigger obstacle to overcome than us.Jones, the middleweight king of the 1990s who later won titles in other divisions, including heavyweight, said he was put in similar situations often.One time I fought a damned impostor, he said. I forget his name, but after I knocked him out, I found out he was not the guy I was supposed to fight. So Ive seen worse.In normal circumstances, Pascal would be in a routine bout against Geroge to keep himself busy in his first ring action since a 12-round decision over Bute in January.But the Bolonti fight took on much larger proportions this week when it was announced that he will face new light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev in March, if he beats the Argentine (and if the IBF gives Kovalev an exemption from a mandatory defence against another opponent).Kovalev dominated 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins on Nov. 8 to take the WBO and IBF titles, as well as something called the WBA Super title. The belt from the other top sanctioning body, the WBC, is held by Adonis Stevenson of Montreal.Pascals challenge will be not looking past Bolonti to the bigger, better-paying Kovalev fight, which will be held in either Montreal or Quebec City.Im kind of glad it happened that way because Jeans the sort of guy who performs better with pressure on his back, said Jones. Before, Id have been worried about him fighting this guy (Bolonti) because what does he have to win? Nothing. But now hes got more pressure on him and thats what he needs.Pascal said he has enough experience to not look past Bolonti.I have a good team, so Im well prepared, the 32-year-old said. I only hhave Bolonti on my mind. Doug Flutie Jersey. Pascal will be the favourite against Bolonti, who has never been stopped before the limit but has lost in both of his previous forays outside Argentina — to Tony Bellew in England in 2012 and in his last bout, a 12-round decision in June to regular WBA champion Juergen Braehmer in Germany.Bolonti, a former prison guard who is on leave from a job as a court bailiff, is said to be a more defensively sound fighter than George, but otherwise has a similar attacking style.Beating Pascal, one of the most highly regarded light heavyweights, would be a coup for Bolonti, who changed his corner after the Braehmer fight. He hired Raul Paniagua, the uncle and trainer of Argentine former middleweight champ Sergio Martinez, to try to take him to the next step.When I fought Braehmer I only had a few weeks to prepare, Bolonti said through a translator. This time I had 90 days.So no matter (if his opponent changed), its easier to fight a righty than a lefty, so Im comfortable with it.The Kovalev-Hopkins bout was a major event and was closely watched in Canada, which has a handful of top fighters and prospects at light heavyweight. It also had its own intrigue that crossed the border.Stevenson was accused of ducking a scheduled bout with fellow power puncher Kovalev (26-0-1), and both the Kovalev and Hopkins camps took verbal jabs at the Montreal fighter in their pre-fight talk.Kovalevs manger Kathy Duva sounded pleased to match Kovalev with Pascal and freeze Stevenson out.Pascal had spent weeks hounding Stevenson for a showdown to no avail before the Bolonti fight was arranged. Then the Kovalev bout fell into his lap.Stevenson ended up taking a title defence Dec. 19 in Quebec City against Russian Dmitry Sukhotsky, considered a second tier opponent. But if both Pascal and Stevenson win, there is the prospect of an all-Canadian superfight between them later in 2015.Pascal, who lost the WBC title to Hopkins in 2010, watched the Kovalev bout with interest.I dont take anything away from Kovy, but I think Bernard showed his age, said Pascal. When I fought him, he was 44, but when youre in your 40s, thats a big difference. But Kovy did a great job as well.Jones agreed.I thought Kovalev did smart things, like keep Hopkins busy and make him use his legs more than usual, said Jones. He made the old man look old.But Hopkins did some decent things against Kovalev as well. Those things that Hopkins did, Jean can do better. So this would be great fight for both fighters.The undercard is thin. 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