VIDEO: Robin van Persie looks ahead to Chile clash

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Robin van Persie previews the Netherlands' Group B decider against Chile.

Netherlands captain Robin van Persie says that his side must go all out for the win against Chile, even though a draw would be enough for them to top Group B.

The Manchester United striker will miss the game through suspension, and he is backing his side to do well but is wary of the threat that Chile pose.

"It will be very hard to at least draw against them," the 30-year-old said. "We believe in each other and we will go for it against any team, it doesn't matter against who we play.

"The next one is Chile and we will go for it although we know that we can draw the game, we want to win."

Both sides have been impressive in their first two games of the tournament. While the Netherlands trounced Spain 5-1 in their opener before overcoming a resilient Australia side 3-2, Chile beat the Socceroos 3-1 and then knocked out the reigning world champions with a resounding 2-0 win.

Monday's game will decide who tops the group, with the Netherlands' superior goal difference meaning that they only need a point. The runner-up will face the side that finishes top of Group A, which features Brazil.

Van Persie says that the Dutch are not concerned with who they play in the next round, however, and are fully focused on facing Chile.

"I think it's better for us to become first in the group," he said. "I've watched a couple of games where Croatia played, Mexico and Brazil and they are very similar to me."

He added: "I don't really have one favourite. From our point of view we just have to become first and see what happens. We have to qualify first and then we'll see what comes on our path and we'll just take it from there."

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