Brazil v Netherlands, 12 July 2014

Score3-0 to Netherlands
RefereeDjamel Haimoudi
CompetitionFIFA World Cup 3rd place play-off
VenueEstádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia
Attendance68,034
Kick-off 5.00pm local (9.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Arjen Robben (Netherlands) Assistant referees: Rédouane Achik (Morocco) Abdelhalk Etchiali (Algeria) Fourth official: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan) Fifth official: Toru Sagara (Japan) The two teams had met in 11 previous meetings, including four times in the FIFA World Cup: Netherlands won 2–0 in the second group stage of the 1974 FIFA World Cup and 2–1 in the quarter-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and Brazil won 3–2 in the quarter-finals of the 1994 FIFA World Cup and 4–2 on penalties after a 1–1 draw (after extra time) in the semi-finals of the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Brazil made six changes in their starting line-up from their semi-final, while the Netherlands made only two, with Wesley Sneijder, who was originally part of the Dutch starting line-up, replaced by Jonathan de Guzmán after an injury during the pre-match warm-up prevented him from playing. The Netherlands opened the scoring within three minutes, after Robin van Persie converted a penalty kick awarded for a foul on Arjen Robben by Thiago Silva. Daley Blind extended the lead in the 17th minute, scoring after a David Luiz headed clearance fell to him inside the penalty area. Georginio Wijnaldum completed the scoring in second half injury time as he shot home from substitute Daryl Janmaat's cross from the right. The Netherlands finished third for the first time in their World Cup history. With Michel Vorm's participation (who was substituted into the match in second half injury time), the Netherlands became the first team to use all of their 23 players in a World Cup since the finals squads were expanded from 22 to 23 players in 2002. Brazil, who finished fourth for the second time in World Cup history, conceded a total of 14 goals in the tournament, the most they had ever allowed in a World Cup and also the most conceded by any World Cup hosts. Brazil also became the second team to concede 100 World Cup goals, after Germany. Van Persie's goal was the 100th goal that Brazil have conceded in the FIFA World Cup and made him the 2nd highest Dutch goalscorer with 6 World Cup goals along with Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben, Dennis Bergkamp, and Rob Rensenbrink, all before Johnny Rep with 7 World Cup goals. Lastly, since the beginning of the 21st century of the World Cups (first one being in 2002), all four World Cups in 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014 involved the third-place victors all winning a third-place match with 3 goals. 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 Fernandinho
Defender/Midfielder Marcelo
Midfielder Bernard
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