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Netherlands and Brazil draw a friendly blank

Published: Saturday 4 June 2011, 23.24CET
Brazil 0-0 Netherlands
The hosts had the better of the exchanges but could not avenge last year's FIFA World Cup quarter-final defeat by Bert van Marwijk's men.
by Berend Scholten
Netherlands and Brazil draw a friendly blank
The Netherlands' Dirk Kuyt takes on Daniel Alves in Goiania ©AFP
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Published: Saturday 4 June 2011, 23.24CET

Netherlands and Brazil draw a friendly blank

Brazil 0-0 Netherlands
The hosts had the better of the exchanges but could not avenge last year's FIFA World Cup quarter-final defeat by Bert van Marwijk's men.

Brazil 0-0 Netherlands
The Netherlands and Brazil played out a goalless friendly draw in a rematch of last summer's FIFA World Cup quarter-final between the countries.

Bert van Marwijk's men – who lead UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group E with a perfect record – were on the back foot for most of the contest in Goiania, although the Oranje did have their chances.

One of those fell in the first half to Ibrahim Afellay, who was set up by some swift counterattacking play from Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie and Dirk Kuyt. However, the FC Barcelona player was denied by Júlio César's legs.

After the break, Netherlands keeper Tim Krul saved from Neymar, while another attempt by the same player was cleared off the line by Erik Pieters. The Dutch survived that bout of pressure, though, and ended up holding on comfortably after Ramires was sent off for a foul on Robben.

 
Last updated: 16/04/12 7.34CET

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Lineups

Brazil

Brazil

Netherlands

Netherlands

Júlio CésarJúlio César (GK)
KrulTim Krul (GK)
Thiago SilvaThiago Silva
Van der WielGregory van der Wiel
Yellow Card30
Substitution84
LúcioLúcio
Yellow Card79
PietersErik Pieters
Daniel AlvesDaniel Alves
Yellow Card41
MathijsenJoris Mathijsen
André SantosAndré Santos
Substitution84
HeitingaJohn Heitinga
Yellow Card42
RamiresRamires
Yellow Card38
Red Card79
AfellayIbrahim Afellay
LucasLucas
Substitution65
N. de JongNigel de Jong
Substitution64
ElanoElano
Substitution65
StrootmanKevin Strootman
Substitution74
FredFred
Substitution75
Van PersieRobin van Persie
Substitution64
RobinhoRobinho
Substitution75
KuytDirk Kuyt
Substitution64
NeymarNeymar
Yellow Card88
RobbenArjen Robben

Substitutes

AdrianoAdriano
Substitution84
BoulahrouzKhalid Boulahrouz
Substitution84
LucasLucas
Substitution65
Yellow Card67
MaduroHedwiges Maduro
Substitution64
SandroSandro
Substitution65
SchaarsStijn Schaars
Substitution74
ElíasElías
Substitution75
EliaEljero Elia
Substitution64
Leandro DamiãoLeandro Damião
Substitution75
HuntelaarKlaas-Jan Huntelaar
Substitution64

Coach

Mano Menezes (BRA) Bert van Marwijk (NED)

Referee

Carlos Amarilla (PAR)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
 
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