0 vs. 3
BRA
NED
90+5'
That's it, full time. Pretty bad from Brazil, but an enjoyable display from the Netherlands.
90+3'
 
Cillessen is replaced by Vorm, and now Van Gaal has used every player in his squad in this tournament.
Netherlands Substitution
90+1'
 
GOAL! Brazil 0-3 Netherlands. Wijnaldum scores, and the boos are back. Janmaat is set free on the right, and he cuts a great ball back to Wijnaldum, unmarked, and he squeezes his shot in at the near post.
Netherlands Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

Netherlands Substitution
90'
 
Clasie is stretchered off, and Veltman is on.
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OK, here's an updated version of that Brazil snubbed XI. No more Gomes. Happy now? http://t.co/VG3M9GNB3u

89'
Clasie is down injured after catching his leg against Hernanes by the touchline, and is receiving treatment.
87'
Kuyt glances a header straight into the gloves of Cesar, looking to punch the ball away. It's out, and should be a corner, but it ends as a goal kick.
85'
Hulk has a free kick on the right of the box. He swings in a cross with his left foot, and Wijnaldum heads away.
82'
Robben collects a high ball brilliantly in the box and is bashed to the ground, but the referee gives nothing.
81'
Ten minutes left of the game. Maxwell fouls De Vrij on the halfway line with a late, but not malicious, lunge.
79'
Oscar gets to the byline and tries to toe a cross to the six yard box, which Vlaar hoofs behind. From the corner, Brazil take short and Oscar crosses it well behind.
78'
A spell of Brazilian pressure sees them equalise! No, wait, I mean win a throw in on the left.
76'
Hulk runs straight into the Dutch defence and is tackled. He has been appalling this World Cup. He used to be good.
75'
Van Persie slides a ball forward for Robben, and it's overhit. This allows Brazil to break, and Jo sends the ball to the left of the box for Hulk, and his shot is as you would expect - sliced miles wide.
74'
Sam Wallace, there, continuing his attempt to be the least funny journalist at the World Cup.

Long thought that Scolari & his moustachioed assistant Flávio Murtosa look like a retired wrestling duo from ITV's World of Sport glory-days

Brazil Substitution
72'
 
A goalmouth scramble as Robben and Wijnaldum try to organise a shot between them, allowing Brazil to clear. Hulk comes on for Ramires.
71'
 
Janmaat comes on for the injured Blind.
Netherlands Substitution
68'
 
Oscar throws himelf to the ground after he takes a tumble before Blind trips him. He does obviously trip him though, and is down injured. Oscar is the one booked.
Brazil Yellow card

Brazil

Netherlands

66'
A cross from the right strikes Vlaar between chest and arm, but the referee and linesman give nothing. Probably a fair decision, but I HAVE SEEN THEM GIVEN.
65'
Get Neymar on. Even if he can't walk he can't be worse than the rest of the Brazil side. Vlaar comes across to hoof the ball out for a throw.
63'
Luiz tries another free kick, 25 yards out and central, and it's straight at Cillessen.
60'
Ramires shimmies past Vlaar, who can't quite keep track of him, and Ramires has a shot from the edge of the box and it's just wide of goal.
58'
Another foul, this time Hernanes on Robben with a fairly nasty challenge, sliding into his ankle.
Brazil Substitution
57'
 
Fernandinho has another trip, this time on Wijnaldum. Hernanes is now on for Paulinho.
56'
Maicon sends in a low cross to Jo at the back post and is tackled, and Holland clear. Hernanes will shortly come on for Brazil.
Brazil Yellow card

Brazil

Netherlands

54'
 
Fernandinho clumps Van Persie, and is booked. Still, Man City fans will particularly enjoy that.
52'
Think everybody's wishing this all to be over as soon as possible. Like a Death In Vegas concert.
50'
Robben drives towards goal but his shot from a tight angle is deflected high into the air to Wijnaldum at the back post, but he heads wide and is offside.
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A reminder of the players who could be playing for Brazil but aren't: https://t.co/1t6tKG4LgI http://t.co/OGM3ADSLUE

49'
Ramires bursts forward from midfield, and De Vrij lunges in to take the ball, and blasts it at Vlaar behind for a corner. From there, the Dutch break and Robben sprints down the left, cuts back, and is tripped by Ramires.
47'
Cesar is almost closed down by Van Persie and has to squirt the ball square, to his left.
46'
Fernandinho is on for Gustavo, and there's some breaking transfer news to catch up on.

Manchester City are on the verge of signing France and Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala for £32m according to various reports.

Brazil Substitution
HT
Here's Van Persie celebrating.
HT
Have another photo of terrible hair.
HT
Have one photo.
45+2'
That's half-time, and here come the boos from a bunch of entitled Brazilians. See you in 15 minutes.
45+1'
Brazil are playing the ball around in defence. They're tackled in midfield, Holland swarm forward, and De Guzman sends the ball left for... er... and it fizzes across goal for nobody. Holland keep the ball.
45'
Oscar's free kick is straight at the wall. It comes out to Maxwell and he volleys miles over.
44'
Hayward on tour.
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I'm on a roll with this. Here's the front of Liga Retro in Rio. http://t.co/LdBpyFI9bY

43'
 
Ramires is clumped to the ground as he sprinted towards goal. Vlaar just swung a leg at him in a comedy tackle fashion. He's booked.
41'
Van Persie has a little room about 25 yards out, and hits a well struck, but rapidly-losing-pace volley towards the 'keeper.
39'
Dirk Kuyt is elbowed in the skull by Maxwell and his, well, elbow. He goes down and Maxwell is lucky not to receive a booking, at least. Kuyt is going to have his head stapled shut.
38'
Another free kick on the right for Oscar, and it's another excellent cross. Gustavo glances it on at the near post, but it's just out of reach of Luiz, sliding in at the back.
36'
Oscar advances on goal form the halfway line, and is dragged back by De Guzman. He's booked.

Big crowd of Argentinians dancing along Copacabana singing THAT song as Brazilians stare despairingly at big screen. Harmonious, so far...

Netherlands Yellow card

Brazil

Netherlands

35'
Maicon and Oscar play a one-two in the box, Maicon finds Jo on the right of the box, and his cross to the back post, possibly, deflected, drifts out. Goal kick for the Netherlands.
34'
Wijnaldum does really well to glance it behind for a corner, which comes to nothing.
33'
Robben's cross from a free kick is cleared, but Holland quickly run it back. They lay the ball off to Van Persie, whose cross is into the arms of Cesar. At the other end, Wijnaldum trips Maicon on the very edge of the box, on the corner of the area, but isn't booked. Brazil have a free kick.
31'
They're doing a Mexican wave in the crowd. Apparently most of the Brazilians in the crowds are privileged people treating it like a day out, barely paying attention to the football. Well done, FIFA!
30'
De Guzman controls a pass from the right, the ball sits up, and he flicks a volley well wide of goal.
29'
Have any of you ever had a sgroppino? Let's get some food chat going while this chunters on. Jo glances a header well wide, by the way.
28'
Martins Indi trips Oscaer on the edge of the box. A cynical trip, and no card, luckily.
26'
A long pass towards Jo drifts into the arms of Cillessen.

...Laurent Blanc will be watching this and...I don't know. Planning to play, I'd imagine.

25'
Brazil are being forced back, even in their own half.

If Fred was able to play against Brazil rather than for them then he'd score loads of goals

23'
Holland counter down the left, Robben gets to the byline but the cross is overhit.
21'
Oscar cuts onto his right foot down the middle and strikes a shot from outside the box straight into the arms of Cillessen.

Blind's second touch to settle the ball before blasting it into the net gave us goosebumps. Beaut.

20'
Bit grim for Brazil, this. Wonder who'll cry first?
18'
Guzman tracks back to earn Holland a goal kick.
16'
 
GOAL! Brazil 0-2 Netherlands. Blind scores. Netherlands with the ball in defence, switched down the right for De Guzman to cross from the right. It's headed out, weakly, towards Blind, who volleys into the net.
Netherlands Goal

Right Footed - Top Right

15'
A high ball to Oscar on the left brings a whistle from the ref as the midfielder handballs it.
14'
Netherlands seem fine in possession, and as soon as I say that Luiz intercepts a pass and starts a counterattack.
12'
Kuyt overhits a pass down the right and can't reach it.

RT @OptaJoe: 100 - #BRA have now conceded 100 goals in the World Cup. Century.

10'
A free kick taken short by Brazil down the left sets Maxwell free, and he sends in a cross that is just too high for Everton legend Jo.

So a player pulled down 80 yards from goal prompts the same punishment as a player pulled down by the last man. Okay then.........

Netherlands Yellow card

Brazil

Netherlands

9'
 
Robben has been booked for a buffoonish, stumbling trip on Paulinho as he looked to break from deep.
8'
The commentator has just astutely pointed out that Brazil will not want to concede again.
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RT @BarnsleyMuseums: It's Just Like Watching Brazil! Barnsley FC exhibition @EBMuseum now! Free entry. http://t.co/f82sVgmvLa

6'
Oscar sends in a cross form the left, and it just evades the outstretched leg of Ramires.
5'
Brazil have managed not to concede anymore, so well done to them.
3'
 
GOAL! Brazil 0-1 Netherlands. Van Persie scores. He takes a few steps and hits a penalty high to his left. Cesar dives the right way but can't reach it.
Netherlands Penalty

Left Footed - Top Right

Brazil Yellow card

Brazil

Netherlands

2'
 
HA HA HA HA PENALTY! Robben is pulled back by Silva, and he's booked. He should have been sent off, which would have been even funnier.
1'
Right, because of the tweet below, I now want Brazil to win. We kick off.
20:55
Read Reda Maher's latest Brazil 360 column as we endure the tedious jingoism of the national anthems.

Another local crime story caught the eye of Reda Maher, as two Rio policemen stand accused of 'executing' an innocent teenage boy. Continue reading →

20:50
You can find me on @lxndrnthrtn on Twitter to tweet me about the game. Also, if you can tweet me things to divert me from my quite fervent existential crisis I have going on right now, that would be fantastic.
20:45
In clips before the warm up, it appears that Wesley Sneijder injures himself as he takes a free kick, pulling a hamstring. If anything is confirmed, I'll let you know. Here's an article about a child writing a letter to Luiz. I know, I don't care either, but people like emotions and "feelings".

A nine-year-old girl wrote an adorable letter to Brazil scapegoat David Luiz to make him feel better after the semi-final. Continue reading →

20:40
Here's a round up of all the worst overreaction in the World Cup so far. Please note I haven't read this at all, so if there's anything offensive please don't come for me.

From Luis Suarez’s bite to Jonathan Pearce’s bewilderment at goalline technology, the World Cup has produced a glorious amount of ill-advised tweets. Continue reading →

20:35
Louis van Gaal: "The worst thing is I believe that chances are that you lose twice in a row. And a tournament in which you've played so marvellously well, you would go home as a loser just because you could possibly have lost the last two matches and this has got nothing to do with sport in my view. So, in a football tournament particularly not at the last stage you shouldn't have players playing match for third-fourth place, ecause there is only one award that counts and that is becoming world champion."
20:30
Just one more game to go before this becomes obsolete. I'll miss it.

Download "We Are One (Ole Ola)" on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/WeAreOne?Iqid=yt Music video by Pitbull feat. Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte performing We Are...

20:25
What's that? After the first video you desperately want another? Then why not this one, a preview of the game ahead.

Watch the video Preview: Brazil v Netherlands on Yahoo Eurosport UK. We look ahead to a third-place play-off which Brazil must win to salvage pride.

20:20
Luiz Felipe Scolari: "We have a deal ... until the game on Saturday and after that, probably, we will have a conversation to sort some things out. I will continue with my life, the players will also continue to be winners and we must continue. History will have to record that Brazil, for the first time since 2002, reached the semi-finals."
20:15
Here's a lovely video for you on Wesley Sneijder. It's been like 2010 all over again for Sneijder. Not in terms of quality of play or importance to the national side, of course, just in that he has again not won the World Cup.

Watch the video Brazilmania: Focus on Sneijder on Yahoo Eurosport UK. We take a look at the Netherlands playmaker who came late to the World Cup party this year.

20:10
What can you say about those line ups? Nothing interesting. Er... It's, erm... Maxwell is playing! Apart from that, no huge surprises. Jo gets a runaround now that everyone has had their fill of Fred, and that's it. It's hard to work out if anyone will really try in the match.
20:05
TEAMS: Brazil: Cesar, Maicon, Silva, Luiz, Maxwell, Gustavo, Paulinho, Ramires, Oscar, Willian, Jo. /// Netherlands: Cillessen, Kuyt, De Vrij, Vlaar, Martins Indi, Blind, Clasie, Wijnaldum, Sneijder, Robben, Van Persie.
20:00
Hello and welcome to live coverage of Brazil vs Netherlands in the play-off for third place in the World Cup.

And so, Brazil's last game of their World Cup. What's the word on the street Tim? https://t.co/GGN38Wpnze #BrazilCarnivalSexPele (@Kingkeir)

Starting Line-ups

Brazil
Netherlands
    • 12
      Julio César
    • 14
      Maxwell
    • 4
      David Luiz
    • 14
      Thiago Silva
    • 23
      Maicon
    • 13
      Luiz Gustavo
    • 8
      Paulinho
    • 11
      Oscar
    • 19
      Willian
    • 16
      Ramires
    • 21
Team Manager:  Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri
    • van Persie
    • Robben
    • Wijnaldum
    • 15
      Kuyt
    • 16
      Clasie
    • 8
      de Guzmán
    • Blind
    • de Vrij
    • 2
      Vlaar
    • Martins Indi
    • Cillessen
Team Manager:  Danny Blind
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Julio CésarDFP
0 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
MaiconDFP
0 0 1 3 4 0 0 3 0 0 0 90
Thiago SilvaDFP
0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 90
MaxwellDFP
0 0 1 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
David LuizDFP
0 0 2 2 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
OscarDFP
0 0 2 52 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 90
WillianDFP
0 0 0 58 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 90
RamiresDFP
0 0 1 14 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 73
PaulinhoDFP
0 0 0 14 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 57
Luiz GustavoDFP
0 0 0 32 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
DFP
0 0 0 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. CillessenDFP
0 2 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 89
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. VlaarDFP
0 0 0 2 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Martins IndiDFP
0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
S. de VrijDFP
0 0 0 4 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. de GuzmánDFP
0 0 1 33 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 90
D. KuytDFP
0 0 1 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. ClasieDFP
0 0 0 29 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 89
D. BlindDFP
1 0 1 26 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 70
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. van PersieDFP
1 0 2 19 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 90
A. RobbenDFP
0 0 0 37 0 1 3 6 1 0 0 90
G. WijnaldumDFP
1 0 2 41 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 90
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