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Third place

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Netherlands take third place at Brazil's expense

Published: Saturday 12 July 2014, 23.59CET
Brazil 0-3 Netherlands
Early goals from Robin van Persie and Daley Blind set up the victory as Louis van Gaal's reign ended on a positive note.

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Match statistics

Brazil
Netherlands

0

Goals scored

3

11

Total attempts

8

2

Attempts on target

4

6

off target

3

2

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

1

1

Offsides

2

3

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

21

21

Fouls suffered

14

Standings

Published: Saturday 12 July 2014, 23.59CET

Netherlands take third place at Brazil's expense

Brazil 0-3 Netherlands
Early goals from Robin van Persie and Daley Blind set up the victory as Louis van Gaal's reign ended on a positive note.

The Netherlands claimed third place in the FIFA World Cup as some clinical finishing ensured Brazil's home finals ended on a losing note.

In front through Robin van Persie's third-minute penalty in Brasilia, Daley Blind doubled the Dutch lead 14 minutes later and the Netherlands never looked like letting that early advantage slip. Indeed, Georginio Wijnaldum made it three a minute into added time as the Oranje finished third in the tournament for the first time.

Beaten on penalties by Argentina in the semi-finals, the Dutch made a perfect start to Louis van Gaal's last game in charge as Arjen Robben was pulled down by Thiago Silva with barely 60 seconds on the clock. Although Júlio César dived the right way, Van Persie's perfectly-placed spot kick found the top corner of his net.

Having conceded seven goals against Germany in their semi-final, Brazil struggled to regroup and fell further behind with 17 minutes gone. Jonathan De Guzmán timed his run perfectly down the right and, though David Luiz reached his cross, his header found only Blind who fired high into the net.

Brazil strove for a way back into the game, although it was almost 3-0 when De Guzmán shot just over after more good work from Robben. The set pieces of Oscar looked the hosts' likeliest source of a goal, Paulinho and Luiz narrowly failing to apply the finishing touch to one free-kick.

A Netherlands side who conceded only four goals in the tournament held Brazil at bay thereafter, and looked dangerous on the break with Robben particularly prominent. The forward played a key role in the crowning third, holding on to possession before freeing Daryl Janmaat down the right. Wijnaldum applied the decisive touch to the cross to make certain Van Gaal's reign would finish on a high.

Last updated: 13/07/14 12.18CET

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Lineups

Brazil

Brazil

Netherlands

Netherlands

12Júlio César (GK)1Jasper Cillessen (GK)
Substitution90+3
3Thiago Silva (C)
Yellow Card2
2Ron Vlaar
4David Luiz3Stefan de Vrij
8Paulinho
Substitution57
4Bruno Martins Indi
11Oscar
Yellow Card69
5Daley Blind
Goal17
Substitution70
14Maxwell8Jonathan De Guzmán
Yellow Card36
16Ramires
Substitution73
9Robin van Persie (C)
Goal3
17Luiz Gustavo
Substitution46
11Arjen Robben
Yellow Card9
19Willian15Dirk Kuyt
2116Jordy Clasie
Substitution90
23Maicon20Georginio Wijnaldum
Goal90+1

Substitutes

1Jefferson (GK)22Michel Vorm (GK)
Substitution90+3
22Victor (GK)23Tim Krul (GK)
2Daniel Alves7Daryl Janmaat
Substitution70
5Fernandinho
Substitution46
Yellow Card54
10Wesley Sneijder
6Marcelo12Paul Verhaegh
7Hulk
Substitution73
13Joël Veltman
Substitution90
9Fred14Terence Kongolo
13Dante17Jeremain Lens
15Henrique19Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
18Hernanes
Substitution57
21Memphis Depay
20Bernard

Coach

Luiz Felipe Scolari (BRA) Louis van Gaal (NED)

Referee

Djamel Haimoudi (ALG)

Assistant referees

Redouane Achik (MAR), Abdelhak Etchiali (ALG)

Fourth official

Yuichi Nishimura (JPN)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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