The Selecao downed in Brasilia

July 13, 2014 at 12:10 am
Posted under: 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil, Brazil News, Netherlands, Netherlands News, News
BRAZIL, Brasilia - Brazil took on Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional for the third play match for the 2014 FIFA world Cup where the Dutch won the game 3-0 after poor defensive displays by the Brazil.

Brazil's defender and captain Thiago Silva           AFP PHOTO / EITAN ABRAMOVICH
Brazil's defender and captain Thiago Silva AFP PHOTO / EITAN ABRAMOVICH

Having lost 7-1 to Germany in what was the Brazilian’s most embarrassing loss in their history; Brazil came in to this game wanting to regain their national pride.

That was not the outcome however as Netherlands was given a penalty in the first minute when Captain Thiago Silva who was suspended in Brazil’s game against Germany brought Arjen Robben down in the penalty area.

Robin Van Persie took the kick and put the Dutch a goal ahead.

The Selecao seemed to have been shaken by the early goal and was seen pushing forward in their attempt to bring the score to equal terms.

Clumsy defending by the Brazilians in the 17th minute saw Netherlands scoring their second goal of the evening through defensive midfielder Daley Blind who got the ball after a failed clearer by defender David Luiz.

The second half saw the Brazilians looking lively and making their way more in to the Dutch half.

Their attempts were well dealt with by the Dutch who looked to be more defensive.

Oscar picked up a yellow card in the 68th minute for a dive simulation which he hoped would result in a penalty. He became the first player in the 2014 FIFA World Cup to get a card for simulation.

The beating did not end there for the Brazilians, attacking midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum made it three goals to nil in the 91st minute when he put it past Brazilian goal minder Julio Cesar.

Netherlands finish third in 2014, Brazil fourth.

 

Lebogang Mokoena

 

 


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