FT: Brazil 0-3 Netherlands
Posted: 12 July 2014 Time: 21:30
The Netherlands were awarded the bronze medal at this year's World Cup with a comfortable 3-0 victory over host nation Brazil in their third-place play-off encounter in Brasilia.
Full Time: Brazil 0-3 Netherlands
And it's all over! The Dutch take third place at this year's World Cup, ending off a miserable week for the host nation.
94' - The jeers continue around the stadium in Brasilia...
93' - Cillessen replaced by Vorm - the only Dutch player to have not featured yet at this year's World Cup.
92' - GOAL! Wijnaldum makes it three!
90' - Five minutes added on...
89' - Late Dutch SUB as Veltman replaces the injured Clasie.
86' - CLOSE! Kuyt head a Dutch corner narrowly wide!
85' - A Brazilian ball played in fizzes out for a Dutch throw, as the Selecao faithful jeer their own players...
83' - Willian twists and turns down the right touchline, drawing the foul and winning a free-kick.
82' - Robben goes down in the box, yet nothing given.
81' - The Netherlands with yet another free-kick in the middle of the park. They are in no rush to take it as they look to wind down the clock.
80' - Willian finds space down the left, crosses the ball in, but Cillessen is there to pluck it out of the air.
78' - Oscar with a neat one-two on the edge of the box, and wins a corner. It's taken short, yet Oscar's final shot is well off target.
76' - Robben goes to ground once more and wins a free-kick, which the Dutch play back to keep hold of the ball.
75' - Fifteen minutes for the hosts to find two goals, as Hulk's wild effort goes wide.
73' - Brazil SUB: Hulk on for Ramires. Last throw of the dice for the hosts.
69' - Janmaat replaces Blind for the Dutch, who seems to have picked up a serious knock as he is stretchered off.
67' - Wave after wave on yellow attack amounts to an Oscar yellow card for an alleged dive in the opposition penalty area. The first card of the tournament for simulation.
64' - Shouts for a Brazilian penalty are waved away as a cross seems to strike Vlaar on the arm.
63' - Luiz takes, yet Cillessen gets behind it to block his goal-bound shot.
62' - Good interplay by Brazil in midfield as Maicon charges at the Dutch defense, but is up-ended and wins a free-kick just outside of the box.
60' - Brazil pressing and creating, but still no end product...
59' - CLOSE! Ramires drags a shot narrowly wide!
58' - Vlaar with a shot on goal with Julio brilliantly saves - but the Dutchman was offside anyway.
56' - Brazil SUB: Hernanes on for Paulinho
55' - Maicon crosses in fron the right, but the resilient Dutch defence remain firm. Brazil probing, but not getting through.
53' - Fernandinho carded for a crunching challenge on van Persie.
50' - Brazil trying to build attacks slowly in numbers, leaving them open at the back as the Dutch look to counter on the break and increase their lead. Looks like this may be the pattern of the second half...
49' - Robben with a shot from the left-hand side of the box, but Silva slides in to block his effort.
48' - Ramires charges forward, and wins a corner. Willian drills it in, and the Dutch clear.
47' - Slow start to the second half as the Netherlands look to hold on to their lead.
45' - And we're underway in the 2nd half, where Fernandinho has replaced Gustavo for Brazil.
Half time: Brazil 0-2 Netherlands
And the referee blows his whistle for the break, and the hosts are down for the second game in succession!
46' - The Dutch holding on to the ball as they look to keep their two-goal advantage going into the break...
45' - Two minutes added on...
44' - Oscar takes, but it's delivered straight into the Dutch wall.
43' - Vlaar takes out Ramires to concede a free-kick in front of the Dutch box.
40' - David Luiz gives the ball straight to Van Persie as the Dutch press forward, ending with a long range effort form ther Manchester United striker, yet Ceasr is there to smother the goal-bound strike.
37' - CLOSE! Oscar fizzes in a free-kick, yet it flashes across the face of goal without a touch!
35' - De Guzman is booked for a pull-back in midfield, becoming the second Dutch player in the Algerian official's book.
34' - Jo this time from the right, but his cross-cum-shot is wide off the mark. Goal-kick Netherlands.
33' - Oscar with another free-kick just outside the box, and the Dutch scramble it away for a corner. The resultant set-piece is cleared away as the Oranje break, but the Brazilian defence organises themselves and deal with the danger.
32' - Robben whips in a free-kick from the right flank, but it's headed away. Van Persie collects it out wide, but his delivery is tame and Julio Cesar gathers.
29' - De Guzman shoots over the bar from the edge of the box for the Dutch.
28' - Oscar delivers, but Gustavo heads wide.
27' - Oscar tripped just outside the Dutch box and wins a free-kick on the right.
24' - It's been 74 years since Brazil lost consecutive matches at home...
23' - Maicon with a strong run at the Dutch defence, yet his final shot is blocked off and the Dutch clear.
21' - Oscar drills an effort on goal, but Jasper Cillessen dives to his right and produces a relatively easy stop.
20' - The host nation is two down after twenty minutes as the Dutch deal with any threat on their goal. Shocking defending from the Selecao to concede the second, and they face a tough task getting back into the game...
16' - GOAL! The Dutch double their lead after Brazil don't deal with a ball that comes in from the right, which falls kindly for Daley Blind who buries it home for his first international goal!
15' - Van Persie tries to worm his way through the middle of the Brazilian defence, but is blocked
12' - Ramires puts in a ball from the right, but the Netherlands clear. Good ebb and flow to the game in the early stages...
10' - Brazil looking dangerous down the left as Maxwell drills in a ball, which is just too strong for striker Jo to latch onto.
8' - Robben enters the referee's book for pulling back an opposition player in midfield.
7' - Robben with a darting run and threads a ball through into the box for van persie, but Julio Cesar collects.
5' - A ball is whipped in from the left for Brazil, yet whizzes past the on-rushing Ramires in the Dutch box.
2' - GOAL! Robin van Persie buries the penalty, and the Dutch lead early on!
2' - PENALTY! Robben dragged down in the box by captain Thiago Silva, who receives a yellow card.
1' - The Netherland's early possession is met with loud jeers from the home crowd.
And the Algerian referee gets us underway! Brazil in their traditional yellow strip, the Oranje in blue.
The anthems ring out in Brasilia...
OFFICIAL: Jonathan de Guzman has replaced Wesley Sneijder for the Netherlands. Sneijder was injured in the warm-up.
Neymar is on the bench to support his side, and the injured forward receives a rapturous applause as he walks out from the tunnel.
Reports coming in that Sneijder has been injured in the warm-up, and may be replaced in the starting eleven for Netherlands. We await official confirmation...De Guzman the likely replacement...
Brazil will be looking to restore national pride in this encounter following their humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semi-final, while the Dutch will want to send off coach Louis van Gaal on a high in his last game before he begins his new coaching role at the helm of Manchester United.
The two sides have met on 12 previous occasions, with three victories apiece, and five draws.
The team line-ups have been announced:
Brazil XI: Julio Cesar, Thiago Silva (c), David Luiz, Paulinho, Oscar, Maxwell, Ramires, Luis Gustavo, Willian, Jo, Maicon
Netherlands XI: Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, Van Persie (c), Sneijder, Robben, Kuyt, Clasie, Wijnaldum