Brazil v Netherlands, 12 July 2014

Score3-0 to Netherlands
RefereeDjamel Haimoudi
CompetitionFIFA World Cup 3rd place play-off
VenueEstadio Nacional Mane Garrincha
Attendance68,034
Kick-off 5.00pm local (9.00pm BST) Hosts Brazil started the game trying to salvage some pride after their seven-goal humiliation by Germany in the semi-final. Their defensive frailties soon came to the fore once again though as, inside two minutes, a through ball from Robin Van Persie found Arjen Robben who was brought down by the last man Thiago Silva on the edge of the box. Referee Haimoundi awarded a penalty though and, possibly more controversially, only showed a yellow card to the Brazilian captain. Van Persie confidently converted the spot kick and Brazil's woes continued when Daley Blind scored following a defensive error that owed more to Sunday mornings than Saturday nights by David Luis on 17 minutes. Brazil tried desperately hard to get a goal but to no avail and the first half ended with Netherlands comfortably ahead. The second half continued much the same way with Brazil trying for the goal that would give them some hope but the Dutch wrapped it up in with a Georginio Wijnaldum goal in the first minute of added time to take the bronze medal and the third place for the first time. They also became the first nation to use all 23 players from their squad at a World Cup finals. For Brazil, the records do not make such pleasant reading. Before this World Cup, they had only ever lost one game at the finals by a three-goal margin. They had now done it twice in the space of four days. This defeat also meant they had lost consecutive non-friendly games for their first time ever and the first time since 1940 that they had lost consecutive matches on home soil. A tournament that promised so much for them ended in near disbelief and much soul-searching.

0  Brazil

Manager: Luiz Felipe Scolari

3  Netherlands

Manager: Louis Van Gaal

Goals:

Goals:

Robin Van Persie penalty 3 P
Daley Blind 17 G
Georginio Wijnaldum 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Júlio César
Defender Luiz Gustavo
Defender Maicon
Defender Maxwell
Defender Thiago Silva (captain)
Defender/Midfielder David Luiz
Midfielder Oscar
Midfielder Paulinho
Midfielder Ramires
Midfielder Willian
Forward Jo

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen
Defender Stefan De Vrij
Defender Ron Vlaar
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Defender/Midfielder Bruno Martins Indi
Midfielder Jordy Clasie
Midfielder Jonathan De Guzman
Midfielder Arjen Robben
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
Midfielder/Forward Dirk Kuyt
Forward Robin Van Persie (captain)

Substitutions:

Fernandinho for Luiz Gustavo 46
Hernanes for Paulinho 57
Hulk for Ramires 73

Substitutions:

Daryl Janmaat for Daley Blind 70
Joël Veltman for Jordy Clasie 90
Michel Vorm for Jasper Cillessen 90

Cards:

Thiago Silva 2 Y
Fernandinho 54 Y
Oscar 68 Y

Cards:

Arjen Robben 9 Y
Jonathan De Guzman 36 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jefferson
Goalkeeper Victor
Defender Dani Alves
Defender Dante
Defender Henrique
Defender/Midfielder Marcelo
Midfielder Bernard
Midfielder Fernandinho
Midfielder Hernanes
Forward Fred
Forward Hulk

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Tim Krul
Goalkeeper Michel Vorm
Defender Daryl Janmaat
Defender Terence Kongolo
Defender Joël Veltman
Defender Paul Verhaegh
Midfielder Memphis Depay
Forward Jeremain Lens