Brazil vs. Netherlands: Live Goals, Highlights from World Cup Third-Place Match

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterJuly 12, 2014

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JULY 12: Robin van Persie of the Netherlands shoots and scores his team's first goal on a penalty kick during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Third Place Playoff match between Brazil and the Netherlands at Estadio Nacional on July 12, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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The Netherlands finished in third place at the World Cup, easing past Brazil 3-0 in the third-place match. 

In defeat, it capped a miserable two-game stretch for Brazil, being outscored by a combined 10-1 against Germany and the Netherlands. 

The Brazilian nightmare started early, as the host nation conceded in the second minute when Robin van Persie converted a penalty after a Thiago Silva takedown. 

GOAL Robin van Persie gives #NED the lead

— Football Vines (@FootballVines) July 12, 2014

Silva was fortunate not to be sent off for his blatant prevention of a goal-scoring opportunity. 

Clearest red card you'll ever see, and not given.

— Kevin McCauley (@kevinmccauley) July 12, 2014

Not long after, Daley Blind further contributed to the Brazilians' misery, capitalising on a David Luiz mistake to make it 2-0. 

£50M assist

— Football Vines (@FootballVines) July 12, 2014

The first yellow card of the World Cup was awarded to Oscar for simulation, in what appeared to be a clear-cut penalty. 

Amarilla para Oscar por dejarse caer

— Último Hombre (@UltimoHombre10) July 12, 2014

Georginio Wijnaldum put the finishing touches on the Netherlands' victory, slotting home from close range to make it 3-0 in injury time. 

GOLLLL de Wijnaldum!!!!! Goleada en Brasilia. #NED 3-0 #BRA

— Mundial Brasil 2014 (@MundialBrasilTM) July 12, 2014