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al-Sagar
July 9, 2014, 06:19 PM
The Cruel Game ???

The Consolation Game ???

The Neglected game ???

The Game of Pride restoring ???

The game for Bench Warmers to get a Run ???

NoName
July 9, 2014, 08:27 PM
Game would have meant something if it were Brazil vs Argentina.

Tigers_eye
July 10, 2014, 09:44 AM
Game would have meant something if it were Brazil vs Argentina.
This could have been the finals in some people's book.
:)

al-Sagar
July 11, 2014, 11:56 PM
TEAM NEWS

Brazil will welcome back captain Thiago Silva to the centre of defence after he missed the 7-1 defeat BY Germany through suspension.

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is expected to make several other changes as the hosts try to salvage some pride.

Netherlands are also set to rotate their squad, so the likes of Memphis Depay and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar could earn starts.

Goalkeeper Michel Vorm is the only Dutch player yet to feature in Brazil.

Source (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28173517)

al-Sagar
July 11, 2014, 11:59 PM
MATCH FACTS


Head-to-head

•This will be the 12th game between Brazil and Netherlands (W3, D5, L3), and the fifth in World Cup finals.
•The Dutch have won two of the three most recent World Cup meetings, including a 2-1 win in the quarter-finals of the last World Cup.
•The two nations have given away the most fouls in the tournament - Brazil 107, Netherlands 106.
•Brazil's last victory over the Dutch was a 3-1 win in 1999. The match saw five players sent off; Edgar Davids, Andre Ooijer and Peter van Vossen for the Dutch, Rivaldo and Amoroso for Brazil.
•Netherlands had just one shot on target in their semi-final against Argentina, while Brazil had eight in their 7-1 loss against Germany.


Brazil

•This is the fourth time Brazil have been involved in the third-place play-off. They have two wins (1938 and 1978) and one defeat (1974) from the previous three.
•Brazil have scored 11 goals and conceded 11 at this tournament. They have never let in more than 11 at a World Cup, having also done so in 1938.
•Brazil have had more shots (76) than any other country at this World Cup.
•Julio Cesar, David Luiz and Marcelo have featured in all 570 minutes of Brazil's 2014 World Cup campaign
•Marcelo has created 10 goalscoring chances for Brazil - only Neymar (13) has managed more for the hosts.
•Maxwell is the only outfield player yet to feature for Brazil.


Netherlands

•This is the second time Netherland have been involved in the third-place play-off. They lost 2-1 to Croatia in 1998 having lost to Brazil on penalties in the semi-final.
•The Dutch scored 11 goals during their three groups matches but have managed just one in three knock-out games.
•Ten of the Netherlands' 12 goals in this tournament have come after half-time; the last four have come after the 75th minute.
•For the second time, after 1974 and 1978, Netherlands will finish in the top four in consecutive World Cups.
•Only Karim Benzema (15) has had more shots on target than Robin van Persie (10) in this World Cup, but the Dutchman is yet to score in the knock-out stage.
•Michel Vorm is sole player within the Dutch squad yet to make an appearance at this World Cup.


Source (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28173517)

al-Sagar
July 12, 2014, 12:02 AM
MATCH PREVIEW

Hosts Brazil, still reeling from the humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany, end their campaign by taking on Netherlands in the third-place play-off.

A game between the two losing semi-finalists, first introduced at the 1934 World Cup, was originally envisaged as a match to whet the appetite ahead of the final.

Yet Dutch coach Louis van Gaal believes the fixture is an irrelevance.

"There is only one award that counts and that is becoming world champions," Van Gaal said.

"The worst thing is that there is a chance you are going to lose twice in a row," he added.

"And in a tournament in which you have played so marvellously well you go home as a loser."

Van Gaal's side lit up the competition in the group stage, with their 5-1 demolition of defending champions Spain particularly impressive.

However, they found the going a little tougher in the knock-out phase, producing three nervy displays.

With the pressure off, the Dutch will hope to regain their fluency and give Manchester United-bound coach Van Gaal a winning send off.

This game could also prove to be a swansong for Brazilian boss Luiz Felipe Scolari.

His future will be discussed after the tournament and the 2002 World Cup-winning coach is only too aware that the thrashing by Germany leaves a stain on his CV.

"I know my career will be marked by this defeat but we have an obligation to move on, thinking about the next goal," he admits.

" I know it's a much smaller dream than we all wanted but we have to honour the shirt of the national team."

Source (http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28173517)

Sohel
July 12, 2014, 10:13 AM
Gotta feel for Scolari and his useless favorites here. His fellow countrymen hate them, are pi$$ed of be to be playing in a game they consider irrelevant, and are likely to get even more pi$$ed of if they play well and win. Then again, they'll also be pi$$ed of if they don't.

al-Sagar
July 12, 2014, 12:10 PM
perhaps this will be the last game ..... Dirk Kuyt will representa the orange in an international game .... or is gonna play in the euro 2016 ???

iDumb
July 12, 2014, 03:07 PM
Worse Brazil team in history....

What a shame..... They shouldn't have hosted the wc with this shittty team.

Bunch of crying sissies...

Jadukor
July 12, 2014, 04:34 PM
David Luiz should play as a striker because he clearly hates defending and staying back

Zunaid
July 12, 2014, 04:37 PM
Shitty refereeing.

al-Sagar
July 12, 2014, 04:37 PM
10 mins ,can brazil come back ???

al-Sagar
July 12, 2014, 04:40 PM
Robben in the ground once more .... ..... good ball by Kuyt though ...

al-Sagar
July 12, 2014, 04:49 PM
wijnaldum scores .... 3-0

al-Sagar
July 12, 2014, 04:50 PM
GK ..... wrong footed ..... but surely should have made an better effort to save it

al-Sagar
July 12, 2014, 04:51 PM
Michael Vorm ..... will get some minutes in the firld ...... ..... perhaps one kick of the ball

al-Sagar
July 12, 2014, 04:52 PM
olper jonno .... otherwise .... there could have been the HALI ....

al-Sagar
July 12, 2014, 04:54 PM
Vorm .... eventually gets a second kick ...... although never got to touch the ball with his hand ...... game over ......

al-Sagar
July 12, 2014, 04:55 PM
brazil are shell shocked don't know what to do

al-Sagar
July 12, 2014, 04:59 PM
So Netherlands claim the 3rd sport

al-Sagar
July 12, 2014, 05:01 PM
while everybody is standing robben is in the gorund....... he really loves to stay on the ground

al-Sagar
July 12, 2014, 05:02 PM
time for medals ... ....

al-Sagar
July 12, 2014, 05:06 PM
Robben calls the team for a lap of honor after some team photos

al-Sagar
July 12, 2014, 05:09 PM
surprisingly , robben did not fall into ground even once during that lap of honor

good nite everybody

iDumb
July 12, 2014, 05:21 PM
surprisingly , robben did not fall into ground even once during that lap of honor



Lol.. this, the best play of this game.... This comment I mean, not the lap....

This Brazilian team actually making me angry.... and I am not even brazilian or care about brazil soccer...unlike many other Bangladeshis....

Really Jutar baari marte mone chaitache...

shaad
July 12, 2014, 05:50 PM
Scolari simply does not get enough credit for his coaching. Look at the improvement he has already wrought in this Brazilian team within 4 days -- from losing 7-1 to losing by merely 3 goals. :)

Sohel
July 12, 2014, 08:04 PM
Scolari simply does not get enough credit for his coaching. Look at the improvement he has already wrought in this Brazilian team within 4 days -- from losing 7-1 to losing by merely 3 goals. :)

He should get the James T. Kirk Award for taking Brazil where no Brazilian has gone before. We must also recognize his gift to Brazilian soccer this summer: João Alves de Assis Silva, also known as Jô. Brazilian forwards past and present, mediocre and good, have had bad games and tournaments but none was like Jô. I recall Adriano falling short of expectation and missing the net, or literally fighting with himself to receive simple passes. But Jô is unique in his lack of technical skill, sense of positioning, and the ability to finish. Never thought Brazil could actually produce a player of Emil Heskey or Peter Crouch's calibre.

al-Sagar
July 13, 2014, 03:22 AM
Lol.. this, the best play of this game.... This comment I mean, not the lap....

This Brazilian team actually making me angry.... and I am not even brazilian or care about brazil soccer...unlike many other Bangladeshis....

Really Jutar baari marte mone chaitache...

luckily they dont have to return by a plane back at country, because they are already at home, other wise airport e pocha dim, alu tomato khawa laagto

al-Sagar
July 13, 2014, 03:23 AM
He should get the James T. Kirk Award for taking Brazil where no Brazilian has gone before. We must also recognize his gift to Brazilian soccer this summer: João Alves de Assis Silva, also known as Jô. Brazilian forwards past and present, mediocre and good, have had bad games and tournaments but none were like Jô. I recall Adriano falling short of expectation and missing net, or literally fighting with himself to receive simple passes. But Jô is unique in his lack of technical skill, sense of positioning, and the ability to finish. Never thought Brazil could actually produce a player of Emil Heskey or Peter Crouch's calibre.

i think it is about time we consider Noble Prize in sports

NoName
July 13, 2014, 07:15 PM
Please someone give that **** Robben an award in diving or best actor.

Rifat
July 14, 2014, 01:44 AM
Scolari, had a very reputable record in the past with Brazil(including a world cup win in 2002). In general, He is a great coach. May be he is just too old for this.

cluster11
July 14, 2014, 09:15 AM
Scolari "was" a great coach. Under him Brazil won the 2002 world cup with the most dominating performance (7-0 win record which is the best in world cup history). Then he took the challenge with Portugal and took them to the top-4 in 2006. But he is getting older and had a false sense of invincibility after the confederation cup win. We now know all those "champions" form that tournament - Spain, Mexico etc. didn't fair so well against the likes of Germany and Netherlands.

I will say though, despite all the breakdown and catastrophic loss in the end, Brazil had a better world cup than the last two. The top 4 team in the semis were the best teams of the tournament. Ya'll saw how the Netherlands destroyed Spain 5-1 and Germany destroyed Portugal 4-0 even before the knock-out stages. They were clearly favorites to win the cup and it was only because of a great players like Messi that Argentina vs. Germany final was possible and was a very competitive match.

Brazil still maintained a high success in World Cup tournaments but Scolari will be replaced and they will have to re-think their approach against the best teams.