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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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