MATCH CENTRE

SAT 12 JULY 2014, 22:00, ESTADIO NACIONAL

0
VS
3

Dutch send Brazil into dark abyss

by Kalumiana Kalumiana

Sun July 13, 00:10

The Netherlands put Brazil out of their World Cup misery after a 3-0 loss to take bronze and see the five-time champions and hosts suffer back-to-back losses at home for the first time since 74 years.


Brazil will have to look back to the Second World War in 1940 to find the last time they lost two successive times at home with defeats to when they lost to Argentina and Uruguay


Meanwhile, Saturdays defeat came just four days after they were humiliated 7-1 by Germany but alas there was not to be an exorcism of that forgettable loss in Brasilia in the battle for bronze.


The Dutch took the lead in the third minute from the penalty spot after Thiago Silva brought down Arjen Robben.


Robin van Persie then stepped up to convert the resultant penalty.


It didn't get any better for Brazil and they conceded their second goal in the 17th minute when David Luiz's poor headed clearance dropped at the feet of  Daley Blind who made no mistake to hand the Dutch a 2-0 lead.


Brazil continued to be toothless in attack and their best hope for a goal in the first half came from the occasional free kicks delivered by Oscar that gave the Dutch very little to worry about.


The five-time champions looked the better side after the break but sadly looked untidy in attack against a very confident Dutch line that is refusing to crack despite the pressure.


Not even Hulk who came on in the 70th minute for Ramires could turn the tide and his 75th rugby conversion shot summarized his World Cup tournament.


Three minutes later, Oscar curled his shot just wide of the Netherlands goalmouth.


The Dutch then put the result beyond dead on 90 minutes when Daryl  Janmaat sent cross for Geirginio Wijnaldum to smash in Hollands third and goal.


 A chorus of boos then erupted in Brasilia to sum-up Brazil’s forgettable last 180 minutes as hosts of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
3RD PLACE PLAYOFF ESTADIO NACIONAL
BRAZIL GOALS NETHERLANDS GOALS
5. Daley Blind (17')
9. Robin van Persie (3')
20. Georginio Wijnaldum (90')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 2
BRAZIL STARTING LINEUP NETHERLANDS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
12
Goalkeeper
90 + 2'
1
Defender
4
4
Defender
23
Defender
17'
69'
5
Defender
14
Defender
2
Defender
3'
3
Defender
3
Midfielder
46'
17
Midfielder
90'
20
Midfielder
68'
11
Midfielder
35'
8
Midfielder
56'
8
Midfielder
89'
16
Midfielder
72'
16
Forward/Striker
8'
11
Midfielder
19
Forward/Striker
15
Forward/Striker
21
Forward/Striker
3'
9
SUBSTITUTIONS
Fernandinho
Midfielder
46'
5
Daryl Janmaat
Defender
69'
7
Hernanes
Midfielder
56'
18
Joel Veltman
Defender
89'
13
Hulk
Forward/Striker
72'
7
Michel Vorm
Goalkeeper
90 + 2'
22
CARDS
Thiago Silva
Defender
3'
3
Jonathan de Guzman
Midfielder
35'
8
Fernandinho
Midfielder
53'
5
Arjen Robben
Forward/Striker
8'
11
Oscar
Midfielder
68'
11
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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