Robben: Netherlands must finish top to avoid Brazil

The Oranje have drawn Spain in their group, but the Bayern Munich man still wants the top spot in order to avoid a clash with the heavily-backed hosts
Netherlands winger Arjen Robben is targeting the top spot in Group B in order to avoid his World Cup 2014 favourites Brazil.

The Oranje have drawn world and European champions Spain, alongside Chile and Australia, making qualification for the knockout stage no easy feat.

Nevertheless, with the runners-up from the Group B likely to face Group A favourites Brazil in the second round, the 29-year-old Robben knows what needs to be done.

“It's going to be tough but it's a beautiful group,” the winger told NOS. “Spain and Chile are two very strong opponents.

“On paper Australia is probably the weakest, but we still have to win that match.

“If we pass the group stage we'll face someone from Brazil's pool. I think they're favourites so I hope we avoid them.

“Our aim must be to finish top of our group.”