2014 FIFA World Cup, 3rd place play-off: Brazil vs Netherlands - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau/Jayanta Oinam
After a brief break, FIFA and Brazil governement representatives gave away prizes to the players and match officials.
And with the win, the Netherlands recorded a unique record so returning home without losing a match.
For Brazil, they conceded most goals in the tournament.
FULL-TIME: Brazil 0 - 3 Netherlands
90+4' - Holland got another chance to increase the lead with Robben creating havoc inside the Brazil box. But, from his cross, three Holland players missed the ball.
90+3' - Holland SUB: Jasper Cillessen replaced by Michel Vorm.
90+1' - Georginio Wijnaldum completes the rout with a stoppage time goal. Perfect pass from the busy man Daryl Janmaat.
89' - Jordy Clasie receives medical attention as Hernanes tackled him on the right sideline. Clasie finally stretchered off, and is replaced by another player.
Five minutes ADDED.
87' - Holland continue to roll the ball, killing time while the packed stadium crowd continue to deride the home team.
86' - From RVP's delivery from the flag, Kuyt beat Cesar on the jump with a header, which missed the target.
85' - With five minutes into normal time whistle, the Netherlands won a throw-in. Then won a corner.
84' - Jonathan de Guzman then committed a foul giving a chance to the Brazilians. From the play, Brazil won a corner, in vain.
83' - On the counter, Brazil tried to beat the defenders with sheer pace but ended up with a foul committed by Willian.
82' - Great chance for Netherlands to increase the lead. Robben got a looping ball inside the Brazil box, in a bid to control the ball, he got a push from a defender. A penalty. may be? Referee though otherwise.
81' - Netherlands then won a free-kick inside their own half following a Willian foul.
80' - On the break, Brazil got a chance to pull one back with Willian finding some space inside the attacking third. But his cross could managed to find only Cillessen.
79' - From the flag-kick, Oscar tried to curl one but it went far and wide off the target.
78' - Brazil won a throw-in in the attacking third after some pushing. From the throw-in, Oscar got the ball inside he ball, where Bruno Martins Indi cleared the ball for a corner.
77' - Netherlands won a free-kick inside the Brazil half, but curiously enough, the ball was reversed to their defenders by Robben.
76' - From the goal-kick, Holland lost the ball allowing Brazil to create another chance. Hulk again, failed to make the most of it.
75' - A clean attack from the Brazilians ended with Hulk's shot missing the target. Oscar started the move from inside their defensive third, pushed it to Paulinho, then a release found Hulk taking a shot...
74' - Netherlands started to apply more pressure inside the Brazil half. Robben was once again brought down inside the box, but no call of action.
73' - Brazil SUB: Ramires replaced by Hulk. And soon won a corner.
72' - Following a frenetic defending inside their own box, Brazil moved swiftly inside the Holland box.
71' - Fernandinho caught offside from a quick restart to the match.
70' - Netherlands SUB: Daley Blindis replaced by Daryl Janmaat.
68' - Oscar booked for simulation as the referee deemed his fall was a dive. Bruno Martins Indi escaped. And Brazilians continue to protest.
It's the first Yellow Card for simulation in this World Cup.
67' - Robben got a nudge in the head from a diving David Luiz as a long ball was in contention for play.
66' - From a Brazil throw-in, they switched the flanks then allow David Luiz a free run. He finally toom a shot at the goal, from some distance, which as expected missed the target.
65' - Brazil asked a for a handball by a Dutch player, which was turned down by the referee.
64' - Ron Vlaar marked Oscar and cut short a Brazilian run inside the box. Great defending.
63' - David Luiz did found the gap in the Dutch wall from the set-piece, but Cillessen was right there on the path of the ball.
62' - Then suddenly, Maicon cut inside the Netherlands box from the left, where he was brought down by Daley Blind. A free kick.
60' - At the hour mark, Brazil continue to seek that elusive goal. But despite their relentless pursuit, it's still a blank. Moments earlier Maxwell got a chance wasted.
59' - Great opportunity for the Brazilians gone begging. Ramires attempt from a beautiful build up missed the target.
58' - From the set-play, Wijnaldum got himself caught off-side.
57' - Robben received a nasty tackle from Hernanes. Free kick to Netherlands inside the Brazil half.
56' - Brazil SUB: Paulinho replaced by Hernanes.
55' - Despite trailing by two goals to nil, Brazil are certainly enjoying greater possession. But the final ball in the attacking third is pathetic.
54' - Holland, from the set-piece, lost the possession.
53' - Yellow Card for Fernandinho as he blocked Rovin van Persie with a bad tackle.
52' - Robben got another chance to showcase his skills. Ended up losing the ball to a defender though.
51' - Agaisnt the run of the play, Brazil thanks to a Paulinho run, got a free-kick, which was wasted as usual.
50' - From the set-piece, Brazil survived another Holland attack.
49' - From the short corner, Brazil did test the defenders. But a clearance witnessed Robben running away with the ball and won a free-kick inside the Brazil half.
48' - A great run from Ramires. The Chelsea player broke through the Holland defence but his final touch outside the box was blocked by a defender for a corner.
47' - Good period for the Brazilians as they are seemingly enjoying a good spell in the centre.
46' - A quick start to the second half, rather too quick from Paulinho, as he was caught off-sided.
Brazil got a SUBSTITUTION during the break. Fernandinho replaces Luiz Gustavo
For the record, Brazil conceded 13 goals so far in this tournament - the most they have conceded at a World Cup.
Brazil did enjoy greater ball possession in the first half and created enough goal scoring chances to equalise the Netherlands. But their four shots on the target were too meek.
In contrast, Holland benefitted from an official error as Robben's dive from outside the box with a penalty, which was duly converted by RVP.
Then, that horrible clearance by David Luiz.
HALF-TIME: Brazil 0 - 2 Netherlands
45+2' - Netherlands almost got a through ball from a quick counter...
45+1' - From a swift run on the left flank, Robben got the Brazil defence open. He sent a cross in but the ball missed everyone.
45' - Holland have gained the crucial possession in the dying minutes of the first half.
44' - Oscar's attempt from the set-piece crashed into the Dutch wall.
Two Minutes ADDED.
43' - Ramires got a boot in his shins following a Ron Vlaar kick. Free kick to Brazil. Good position.
40' - Robin van Persie tried a left footed volley but Cesar was upto the task.
39' - Gustavo again got a taste of Robben skills as the referee called for a foul on the Dutch winger.
Moments earlier, Willian and Oscar combined well to produce an great run inside the Dutch half.
38' - Dirk Kuyt receives medical attention following a elbow knock from Maxwell.
37' - Oscar then won another free-kick. From his delivery, three Brazil players missed the contact as an open Holland goal-mouth braved the attack.
36' - Oscar won another free-kick inside the Holland half as Jonathan de Guzman tripped him. Yellow Card for the Dutch player.
35' - Than in blink of a moment, Brazil got the ball inside the attacking third, but without any desire effect.
34' - From the break, once again, four Brazil defenders found four Holland players pressing for the third goal. Good defending from the hosts.
33' - From the set-piece, taken by Oscar, Georginio Wijnaldum headed away the ball for a corner for Brazil.
32' - From the set-play, Brazil won the ball back and unleashed a good run from the centre with Willian in total control. From the Chelsea starlet's minus, Maicon won a free-kick at the edge of Holland box.
31' - Luiz Gustavo conceded a free-kick on the right flank, inside the Brazil half as he dragged Bayern club-mate Robben to the ground.
30' - Desperate defending from Netherlands as Dirk Kuyt head back a long ball under pressure from Jo.
29' - Netherlands, on the counter, got another chance. But the attempt, a long-ranger, was attempted too early.
28' - Oscar's delivery from the free-kick found Jo, but the new PSG defender could not connect properly. Goal kick to Holland.
27' - Bruno Martins Indi tripped Oscar in a dangerous position. Free-kick to Brazil.
26' - Daley Blind almost found a cross-filed pass from the right flank. Then Brazil won the possession from the throw in.
25' - Jonathan de Guzman committed a foul on the half line. Free-kick to Brazil.
23' - Maicon, the veteran defender, tried to long ranger but his shot was blocked by a defender, then from the deflection, Robben found the Brazil half open. Got a run from the left flank, but his cross was too early.
22' - Oscar got a mighty kick hitting the target as Brazil continue to seek goals.
20' - Jo tried to create an opening inside the Dutch half. But he was alone there.
19' - Brazil continue to probe the Netherlands defenders with few incisive runs from both the flanks.
18' - Clasie conceded a free-kick to Brazil after the restart.
17' - Brazil just leaked another goal, this time the most expensive defender David Luiz headed the ball in the path of a waiting Daley Blind to make it two up for the Netherlands.
Blind has got his proud father dancing on the touch-line. What a moment to score to first international goal.
15' - Oscar got a handball and the Referee was in the sight.
14' - Brazil won a throw-in, but couldn't convert it to a creative move.
13' - Oscar survived a nasty challenge on the run from a Holland defender.
12' - Luiz, as usual, is playing high up in the midfield and so far, successfull in cutting Holland passes.
11' - Another creative move from the South Americans as they got a call for a free-kick on the left flank. But the referee denied.
10' - From a Holland goal-kick, the ball reached Brazil defensive line where Brazil struggled to clear.
9' - Brazil continue to press hard for the equaliser with the lone man forward Jo position in the Holland half.
8' - RVP almost found a chance to connect a volley. But the ball went too far for him to make the attempt. From the Brazil goal-kick, Robben tripped Paulinho, and got himself a BOOKING.
7' - Brazil responded with intent but a goal-mouth melee denied the hosts their goal.
6' - After a brief pressing, Netherlands won a throw-in in their own half. Then from the build-up, Robben tried to went solo and his attempt was saved by Cesar.
5' - After the restart, Brazil showed fighting some purpose. A cross from the left flank almost found a Rimeres on the mark. Goal kick to Holland.
4' - It was the 12th goal CONCEDED by Brazil in this World Cup, a record. And 100th over-all. Records tumbling...
3' - Rovin van Persie converted from the spot. Certainly one of the fastest goals in the history of the tournament.
2' - What a shocker of a start from the Brazilians. This time, skipper Silva dragged Robben inside the box giving away an early penalty. Yellow Card for the Brazil skipper.
1' - Netherlands started the proceedings from the centre, rolling the back in their own half. Then after some passing around, Cillessen got his first touch of the match.
Brazil are in their traditional yellow outfit while Holland are in all blue.
Neymar, who has been ruled out of the World Cup through an injury, is in the touchlines, smiling and supporting his team-mates.
Moments ago, he was welcomed with a thunderous applause from the gathering.
A shocker for the Netherlands before the kick-off! Wesley Sneijder has pulled his hamstring during in the warm-up. He will be replaced by Jonathan de Guzman.
If Brazil concede one more goal today, which looks a certainty in the current form, it will be the100th in World Cup. And it will be their 12th in this edition alone, a new record. The last time they conceded 11 was in 1938.
Here are the team-sheets:
Brazil XI: 12 - Julio Cesar; 23 - Maicon, 3 - Thiago Silva, 4 - David Luiz, 14 - Maxwell; 8 - Paulinho, 17 - Luiz Gustavo; 16 - Ramires, 11 - Oscar, 19 - Willian; 21 - Jo
SUBS: 1 - Jefferson, 22 - Victor, 2 - Dani Alves, 5 - Fernandinho, 6 - Marcelo, 7- Hulk, 9 - Fred, 13 - Dante, 15 - Henrique, 18 - Hernanes, 20 - Bernard
Netherlands XI: 1 - Jasper Cillessen; 3 - Stefan de Vrij, 2 - Ron Vlaar, 4 - Bruno Martins Indi; 5 - Daley Blind, 16 - Jordy Clasie, 20 - Georginio Wijnaldum, 15 - Dirk Kuyt,; 8 - Jonathan de Guzman; 9 - Robin van Persie, 11 - Arjen Robben
SUBS: 22 - Michel Vorm, 23 - Tim Krul, 7 - Daryl Janmaat, 10 - Wesley Sneijder, 12 - Paul Verhaegh, 13 - Joel Veltman, 14 - Terence Kongolo, 17 - Jeremain Lens, 19 - Klass-Jan Huntelaar, 21 - Memphis Depay
Algerian referee Djamel Haimoudi will conduct the match in Brasilia. The 43-year-old has officiated the group-stage matches Australia-Netherlands, Costa Rica-England and the Round of 16 match between Belgium and USA. Today, he will becomes the first African referee to officiate a World Cup third place playoff.
After enduring contrasting defeats, Brazil and the Netherlands fight for the third place finish in the World Cup. Both the teams entered the tournament as favourites and have won hearts, but have failed to regroup in their respective semi-final clashes. The mauling the Brazilians have received from the Germans almost took the hosts nation down. It`s their chance to redeem the lost pride with a consolation win.
The Netherlands, after surviving a penalty shoot-out against Costa Rica, couldn`t quite repeat the performance in the semi-final. Once again, Holland suffered from their inability to find the target and score goals, despite all the creative moves and runs from Arjen Robben. A win over the embattled hosts nation will at least give some recognition to their overall performance during the tournament.
Head-to-head, in their 12 meetings so far, it`s three wins each for both the teams, with five draws. However, in the World Cup, Oranje have won twice in the five meetings. Brazil have won one, besides a penalty shoot-out escape in 1998. The most recent meeting was the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals, which Holland won 2-1.
The Netherlands will finish in the top four in two consecutive World Cups, for the second time after the 1974 and 1978 editions. For Brazil, this is their fourth appearance in the third place play-off after 1978. They won it in 1938 and 1978, and lost in 1974.
The match in Brasilia will see Brazilian captain, Thiago Silva returning after the suspension. But the hosts nation will still be without their star player Neymar. For Holland, there is no selection issues except tiredness following back-to-back penalty shoot-outs.
Probably taking charge of their respective teams for one last time, both the managers would want to sign off with a win. Holland boss Louis van Gaal will formally take over Manchester United job after the tournament, while many believe that Luiz Felipe Scolari will relinquish his Brazil post as soon as the match is over.
Welcome to our live coverage of the third place playoff between Brazil and Netherlands being played at Estadio Nacional de Brasilia, Brasilia.