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As it happened: Brazil v Netherlands

2014-07-13 00:00
Last Updated at 16:20
13 Jul 00:03


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12 Jul 23:57


The referee puts the host nation out of their misery by blowing the final whistle on yet another dour display from the five-time champions.

For the Dutch, they give coach Louis van Gaal a fitting send-off, although they would have much rather be in tomorrow's final.

Contrasting emotions from both teams as one, not expected to succeed as well as they did at these finals takes the bronze medal, while on the other hand, a team expected to go all the way fall hopelessly short of their goal, with their dream of lifting their sixth world title laying in tatters.

12 Jul 23:53
12 Jul 23:52
90+ - Louis van Gaal makes his final change as Dutch coach, bringing ON Swansea shot-stopper Michel Vorm, to replace Cillessen, who has actually not had much to do tonight, besides being substituted.
12 Jul 23:50
90+ - Wijnaldum sweeps home Janmaat's cross with the Brazilian defence once again all at sea...plainly pathetic from the hosts...
12 Jul 23:49
GOAL! 3-0!
12 Jul 23:49
12 Jul 23:48
90' - Jordy Clasie is stretchered OFF, with his place being TAKEN by Joel Veltman.
12 Jul 23:45
87' - Dirk Kuyt's header goes close, but not close enough as Cesar flaps at the incoming delivery.
12 Jul 23:44
86' - Corner to the Dutch as Janmaat's cross is cleared by Maicon...
12 Jul 23:37
79' - Corner to Brazil as Vlaar clears to safety.
12 Jul 23:36
12 Jul 23:36
78' - Free-kick to the Netherlands in the middle of the park, which goes all the way back to Cillessen, who finally gets involved for once...
12 Jul 23:34
What about #thingswewillmissaftertheworldcup?
12 Jul 23:31
73' - Hulk ON for Brazil as they make their final change of the match, Ramires comes OFF.
12 Jul 23:30
71' - Wijnaldum shows some smart skill to beat Fernandinho and slips a pass through to Van Persie, who is offside.
12 Jul 23:28
70' - Daryl Janmaat comes ON for Blind, who sustained a knock while challenging Oscar for the ball.
12 Jul 23:27
68' - Oscar goes into the book for diving when in actual fact he is fouled by Blind inside the area. Very harsh call from the ref to say the least when in fact it was a stone-wall penalty....
12 Jul 23:24
65' - Penalty shout for Brazil as Maicon's attempted cross hits Vlaar on his arm, but the referee's view is obscured as the Aston Villa man had his back turned to him.
12 Jul 23:21
63' - David Luiz manages to fire his effort on target, but Cillesen is wise to it and saves comfortably.
12 Jul 23:20
63' - Maicon is brought down by Blind just outside the 18-yard area after a powerful run.
12 Jul 23:18
60' - CHANCE! Ramires drives to the edge of the Dutch penalty area once more, unleashes a shot, but it passes narrowly wide of Cillesen's right-hand upright.
12 Jul 23:17
59' -  Vlaar has his shot saved, but the referee's assistant has flagged for offside, not sure who strayed out of line there...
12 Jul 23:15
57' - Hernanes comes ON for Brazil, with Paulinho going OFF.
12 Jul 23:12
54 - Fernandinho's name goes into the referee's book after taking the bait provided from Van Persie's teasing run.
12 Jul 23:09
50' - Robben has his attempt from a tight angle blocked, eventually falling to Georginio Wijnaldum, who only succeeds in putting the ball out for a goal kick.
12 Jul 23:07
49 - Corner to Brazil after Ramires surges into the heart of the Dutch defence, who clear behind. Nothing comes of it as the Netherlands break down the field via Robben.
12 Jul 23:04
46' - Paulinho strays offside for Brazil
12 Jul 23:03


Brazil also make their first change of the match as Fernandinho replaces Luiz Gustavo.

12 Jul 22:50


Pretty disappointing from a Brazilian perspective as the Dutch, quite frankly, did not have to do much in that half to earn their two-goal lead.

However, dodgy defending from BOTH Brazilian centre-backs simply gifted the Netherlands with their goal scoring opportunities.

12 Jul 22:45
12 Jul 22:45
45' - Oscar fires his free-kick into the wall, rebounding to Maxwell, who fires his attempt well over the crossbar.
12 Jul 22:43
43' - Free-kick to Brazil as Ramires takes a tumble just outside the 18-yard area after taking a full right boot to the shin from Ron Vlaar. OUCH!
12 Jul 22:41
41' - Van Persie latches onto another loose ball poorly cleared by Brazil, ending up in a volley which is SAVED by Julio Cesar.
12 Jul 22:38
38'- CHANCE FOR BRAZIL! Oscar's free-kick from the right is flicked on by Luiz Gustavo, but seems to evade all and sundry inside the Netherlands' penalty area.
12 Jul 22:37
37' - It is De Guzman now who is booked for bringing down, guess who, that man Oscar again...
12 Jul 22:34
34' - Corner to Brazil from the free-kick as Jonathan de Guzman clears behind.
12 Jul 22:33
33' - Another free-kick to Brazil, from pretty much the same spot as before as Maicon is brought down.
12 Jul 22:29
29' - David Luiz meets Oscar's delivery, but it just glances off is head to fly wide for a goal kick. He really should have scored there to lift Brazilian spirits.