Netherlands Whip Brazil 3-0 For World Cup Third Place


No mas! No mas! for Brazil as Netherlands left them ‘sambaless,’ winning 3-0 in the third place World Cup play-off on Saturday.

Netherlands Whip BrazilAfter a 7-1 shellacking by Germany in the semi-final Brazil incomplete recovery mode was telling as they conceded a goal in the first three minutes of their encounter against the Netherlands.

Robin van Persie opened the scoring from the penalty spot after a foul on Argjen Robben by Brazil captain Thiago Silva.

The Netherlands added more punch to the gut of the host country when 14 minutes later Daley Blind slammed a gift from a poor clearance into the roof of the net.

A hapless Brazil conceded the third in the dying moments of the game.

Brazil ended the tournament conceding 10 goals in two matches while scoring only once.

Marcia Greene, Readers Bureau, Fellow