Sunday, July 13, 2014

Brazil Lose Again, This Time to the Dutch


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
The goals Brazil yielded against the Netherlands on Saturday take the total they have conceded at this tournament to 14 goals the most they have let in at a single World Cup.
 
The harrowing nightmare continued. Brazil’s grievous pain compounded when they lost to the Netherlands 0-3 in the third place playoff. Both their players and manager Luiz Felipe Scolari were boisterously booed off at full time.
 
Goals from Robin van Persie (3, penalty), Daley Blind (16) and Georginio Wijaldum (90) condemned Brazil to back-to-back defeats on home soil for the first time since 1940, following Tuesday's ignominious 7-1 loss to Germany in the semi-final – did you read my post at this link http://helpvictor.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-germans-decimation-of-brazils.html? And not only that! Brazil had failed to score in two games in a World Cup tournament for the first time since 1978.
 
As an added indignity, Brazil must now watch on as their fiercest rivals Argentina take on Germany for the chance to win the World Cup at Brazilian football's spiritual home, the Maracana, today.

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