Netherlands win the 3rd Place of the FIFA World Cup!!!!!!!
A deserved victory for Netherlands winning the Third Place of the FIFA World Cup after defeating a poor Brazil on Saturday 12 July 2014. Netherlands scoring three goals against Brazil to claim the full victory while Brazil fans whistling the team.
It is Netherlands to open the score in the 3rd minute!!! Things not going well for Brazil who are coming from a goleada against Germany. Here is the situation, Referee Djamel Haimoudi gives a penalty to Brazil in the 3rd minute granted by Brazil defender Thiago Silva after a foul on Netherlands forward Arjen Robben. Taking the penalty spot is forward Robin van Persie who without a problem converts a penalty withe a left footed shot to the top right corner.
The shout of victory by Netherlands forward Robin van Persie after converting the penalty to put his team ahead while sending the alarm for Brazil with this early goal.
Say no more…. it’s just tragedy for Brazil! Netherlands increasing the score in the 16th minute. It is Netherlands defender Daley Blind to defeat Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar with a right footed shot in the top right corner.
Here is the splashing moment when Netherlands defender Daley Blind beats Brazil defense leaving goalkeeper Julio Cesar full of frustration after seeing the ball inside the net.
Brazil looking to react in the 21st minute with midfielder Oscar challenging Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen with a right footed shot seeing no problem to save in the bottom left corner.
Netherlands keep pressing and in the 41st minute closer to the goal with forward van Persie forcing Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar to save his left footed shot in the bottom right corner.
Referee Haimoudi whistles the end of the first half ending 59% ball possession Brazil and 41% ball possession Netherlands.
Brazil starting the second half with a substitution in the 45th minute replacing midfielder Luiz Gustavo with midfielder Fernandihno.
Netherlands forward Arjen Robben challenging Brazil midfielder Fernandinho.
Nothing seems to work for Brazil. In the 50th minute Netherlands keep pressing and the combo Daley Blind with Arjen Robben creating danger for Brazil, this time blocking Robben’s left footed shot. Brazil suffering while resisting Netherlands constant pressing.
In the 57th minute, Brazil coach Scolari decided to bring Lazio midfielder Hernanes to replace midfielder Paulinho.
Netherlands with a forced substitution in the 70th minute. Defender Daryl Janmaat replacing midfielder Daley blind leaving the field on stretcher directly to the dressing room.
Brazil adding fresh energy in the attack by replacing midfielder Ramires with forward Hulk in the 73rd minute.
Final agonizing minutes and Brazil not finding the goal… missing target after target… In the 75th minute, the assist by forward Jo to forward Hulk missing the target with his left footed shot going to the left…. fans already getting upset….
There you go.. towards the end of the match and instead of Brazil scoring at least the honor goal it is Netherlands to smack the final slap in the 90th minute! It is midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum to defeat Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar with a right footed shot in the bottom right corner. The assist by defender Daryl Janmaat.
The joy of Netherlands midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum celebrating after his goal against Brazil crushing all hopes for the Brazilian team.
Here is the Brazil – Netherlands Official Starting Lineup on Saturday 12 July 2014 at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia in Brazil for the game of the 3rd place FIFA World Cup.
BRAZIL (4-2-3-1): Julio Cesar; Maxwell, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Maicon; Paulinho, Luis Gustavo; Willian, Oscar, Ramires; Jô.
Subs: 22 Victor, 1 Jefferson, 2 Dani Alves, 6 Marcelo, 13 Dante, 15 Henrique, 5 Fernandinho, 18 Hernanes, 20 Bernard, 7 Hulk, 9 Fred
Coach.: Felipe Scolari
3 Italian Serie A Players with Brazil National Football Team called up by Head Coach Luis Felipe Scolari:
- AS Roma Defender Maicon,
- Napoli defender Henrique
- Inter Milan midfielder Hernanes
Netherlands (3-5-2): Cillessen; Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins Indi; Kuyt, Wijnaldum , Clasie, Sneijder, Blind; van Persie, Robben.
Subs: 22 Michel Vorm, 23 Tim Krul, 7 Daryl Janmaat, 12 Paul Verhaegh, 13 Joël Veltman, 14 Terence Kongolo, 8 Jonathan de Guzman, 17 Jeremain Lens, 19 Klaas Jan Huntelaar, 21 Memphis Depay
Coach.: Louis van Gaal
Netherlands: 1 Italian Serie A Player called up with Netherlands National Football Team:
- AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong
Brazil and Netherlands lineups coming from the tunnel to the pitch
Netherlands defender Bruno Martins Indi in a duel with Brazil midfielder Oscar to catch the ball.
The image of an entire team in despair.. looking nowhere… Jo, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Oscar, Maxwell and Willian just unable to play as a real Brazilian team who seem under amnesia no longer remembering the “jogo bonito.”
Brazil 0 – 3 Netherlands
Saturday 12 July 2014
17:00 Local Time
Referee: Djamel HAIMOUDI (ALG)
Assistant Referee 1: Redouane ACHIK (MAR)
Assistant Referee 2: Abdelhak ETCHIALI (ALG)
Fourth official: Yuichi NISHIMURA (JPN)
Goals: 3′ Robin Van Persie (pen), 16′ Daley Blind, 90′ Georginio Wijnaldum
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