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Top 8: World Cup 2014 fastest players (1)

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Arjen Robben was the man of the moment, alongside Robin van Persie, in the Netherlands' frankly stunning World Cup victory over Spain on Friday.

The Bayern Munich ace scored twice, as did Van Persie, to help the Dutch claim a historic 5-1 victory over the reigning champions. It wasn't a victory so much as a landmark moment that some claim will act as the launchpad for Louis van Gaal's side to go all the way to the final next month.

However there was one other aspect of the game that caught the eye of the world beside the scoreline - Robben's sheer speed. The 30-year-old winger was apparently clocked at an unbelievable 37kph during his scorching run for his second goal that left Sergio Ramos for dead, according to an on-screen graphic shown during the game.

That would put him at only about 5-8kph down on Usain Bolt's top speed which seems rather unlikely. 

So we decided to do a bit of digging around FIFA's official statistics to try and find out the truth behind Robben's pace - and see who is the each country's quickest player at the 2014 World Cup so far.

Find out the results by clicking below!

All speeds are courtesy of FIFA.com's official match statistics

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