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Brazil 0-3 Netherlands

Brazil 0-3 Netherlands

  • GOAL

    Brazil 0-3 Netherlands - Georginio Wijnaldum

    Posted at90+1 mins

    Game, set and match. Brazil's misery is complete as Georginio Wijnaldumspanks in a half volley at the near post for the Dutch third. Superb energy from substitute Daryl Janmaat to race down the right flank and provide the inch-perfect cross.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at88 mins

    Brazil substitute Hulk gets a bit tetchy as he clashes with Dutch defender Ron Vlaar. That would be a royal rumble worth watching. Another injury for the Netherlands as Jordy Clasie is carried off by the medical staff, Joel Veltman given a slice of the action.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at86 mins

    Remarkably, the Dutch win their first corner of the match. And it almost provides a third goal. Dirk Kuyt climbs above the Brazil defence to meet Robin van Persie's set-piece, but cannot steer it into the far corner.

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    Steve Huish, Surbiton: Congratulations to Arjen Robben - Best Actor 2014. Well done.

    Jason: Feel for Oscar. He is trying to get something moving for Brazil but the other players are just failing him.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at85 mins

    Here's an opportunity for Brazil. Hulk stands over a free-kick close to the left touchline as David Luiz and Thiago Silva trot forward. But his set-piece fails to beat the first man and the Dutch clear. Very disappointing.

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    Social media comments from around the world are being translated and curated by the BBC's multilingual World Cup Twitter conversation, @viabbc.

    Mauricio Sotrate (Brazil): So sad to see our Selecao like this. Lost, players hitting their opponents and no real football...

  • PENALTY APPEAL

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at82 mins

    Arjen Robben spends more time on the floor than a baby who has just learned to crawl. The Dutchman tumbles again as he competes for a high ball pumped into the Brazil box with Fernandinho. Referee Djamel Haimoudi is not interested.

    Dutch boss Louis van Gaal is furious on the touchline.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at79 mins

    Ron Vlaar is everywhere! Oscar finds space down the left, getting to the byeline, only to see Vlaar's chiselled face staring at him from close proximity. Another strong block from the Dutch defender. Moments later, Oscar blazes one high over the Dutch crossbar. Just over 10 minutes for Brazil to give their suffering supporters something to cheer.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at77 mins

    Hulk wants a piece of this action. The portly Zenit forward leads a Brazil counter attack and sees Ron Vlaar standing between him and the goal. He tries to ease past the Aston Villa defender with a silky skill, but there's no fooling the Dutchman. Great challenge. Great World Cup for the big man.

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    D-Mac: Thought the referee got it right. Oscar started to dive before the contact. If he had carried on normally it would have been a pen.

    Ben Dunbar: Looked to me like Oscar was going down before the contact for that one. Wish referees could book for simulation and give the penalty.

    Daniel Woodley: That was a blatant penalty! The boy who cried wolf springs to mind. How many times have they dived in the World Cup?

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at74 mins

    Arjen Robben is like the talented kid at school who you could never get the ball off. The Dutch speedster sets off again, slaloming his way into the Brazil box, before Fernandinho superbly gets a superb challenge in.

    Back up the other end, Hulk lets fly from a tight angle. The less said about that effort the better.....

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at72 mins

    Last throw of the tactical dice for Luiz Felipe Scolari. Unfortunately, his isn't able to call on Neymar - so here's Hulk instead. He needs to do something incredible. Boom-tsh.

  • Steve Wilson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

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    "Oscar booked for diving, Daley Blind stretched out his left foot, he didn't make any contact with the ball but the referee was adamant contact with the player was initiated by Oscar.

    "Having seen the incident a few times now, Blind might just have made contact with the top of Oscar's right boot. Brazil feeling hard done by."

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at70 mins

    A bitter-sweet day's work for Dutch goalscorer Daley Blind, who has done himself some damage in that tangle. It all looked pretty innocuous, but the Ajax defender looks in serious pain. He is taken off on a stretcher and is replaced by Daryl Janmaat.

  • YELLOW CARD

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at68 mins

    Brazil are baying for a penalty as Oscar goes tumbling in the Dutch area. He looks inquisitively to the referee, Dutch tackler Daley Blind looks sheepish. But the referee is not having any of it - and books Oscar for diving. The Chelsea man cannot believe it. Very harsh.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at67 mins

    Big Phil Scolari is po-faced on the touchline. He looks like he is a broken man. Is this the final 25 minutes of his tenure?

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at65 mins

    Good spell for Brazil is this. Maicon is adamant that he deserves a penalty after Ron Vlaar moves his arm towards his cross from the right touchline. Not a chance, says Algerian referee Djamel Haimoudi (or words to that effect).

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at63 mins

    Here's a rare sight - Maicon bursting forward through the middle of an opposition defence. The ageing right-back is scythed down by Dirk Kuyt about 30 yards out to win a free-kick. David Luiz is licking his lips in anticipation, but sees his dipping effort fly straight into the gloves of Jasper Cillessen. At least Cillessen has got some mud on them...

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    Duncan, Isleworth: As entertaining as this World Cup has been, it tells you something about the poor quality of football displayed when this Brazil team can be placed fourth.

    Tommy: People can slate Brazil but the fact is they beat Chile and Colombia - both so-called dark horses! I for one would have been delighted to see England get this far.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at60 mins

    Much better from Brazil. Ramires turns neatly about 30 yards out, leaving Ron Vlaar for dead, and finds some space to shoot. But the Chelsea man drags his low shot across the face of the Dutch goal. Better signs for the home nation though.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at58 mins

    And Hernanes' first contribution to dive in, studs first, on Arjen Robben's left ankle. Pure filth.

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at57 mins

    Another Brazil substitute as coach Luiz Felipe Scolari looks to salvage something from this game. Inter Milan midfielder Hernanes takes the place of Tottenham's Paulinho.

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    Matthew Bennett: If you think about this Brazil team, they were the boot cleaners of Ronaldo and Rivaldo. Maybe they should still be.

    Steven McNamara: Brazil leaving out Phillipe Coutinho was a huge mistake, surely they have better strikers than the shocking Jo and Fred too?

    Stepan Benyovszky: Arjen Robben has been absolutely incredible. Not just the skill, but the work rate. Standout player of the whole World Cup.

  • YELLOW CARD

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at54 mins

    Jinxed him. After just praising Fernandinho for a promising start, he gets it all wrong by nobbling cross-Manchester rival Robin van Persie just inside the Brazil half. That lands him in deep bother with the referee, who plucks out the yellow card.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at53 mins

    Half-time substitute Fernandinho has added a flicker of energy to the Brazil side. He lofts a hopeful punt towards Oscar, who cannot take down the ball just outside the Dutch box.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at50 mins

    A few screams of hope as Brazil press forward. The Selecao win a corner, before Willian drills in a low cross from the left which is hacked to safety.

    Then, there are a few screams of anguish from the home fans as the Dutch break. A quick free-kick almost catches the Brazilians out, Arjen Robben and Daley Blind playing a quick one-two, before the former's deflected shot loops over the far post.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at47 mins

    Nifty footwork from Julio Cesar in the Brazil goalmouth draws a big cheer from the home fans. He keeps his nerve to dance around an onrushing Robin van Persie before picking out David Luiz. The camera pans to Big Phil Scolari - cue boos from the stands.

  • KICK-OFF

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at22:03

    Game on. Brazil enjoy some early possession, with Fernandinho already in the thick of things. Maxwell swings in a left-wing cross towards Paulinho, but the linesman has his flag wafting in the Brasilia air. Offside.

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at22:02

    Yes. Yes he is. Fernandinho runs on to the pitch with the electronic scoreboard bearing the number of Luiz Gustavo. Straight swap in the middle of the Brazil midfield.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at22:01

    Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho is stripped and going through some shuttle runs in the Estadio Nacional tunnel. And that must mean he's coming on.

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    Germany attacking midfielder Mario Gotze: Hello from Rio! Looking forward to the great match #GERARG and your support!

  • Vote result - Should Thiago have seen red?

    Posted at21:58

    Earlier we asked you whether Brazil captain Thiago Silva should have been sent off for the challenge on Arjen Robben that gave away a penalty and Robin van Persie's opener from the spot.

    He's very lucky to be on the pitch, according to the overwhelming majority of you. Thousands voted and 83.7% said he should have been shown a red card.

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    Martin Horne: Hilarious. David Luiz is just like my three-year-old. Gets angry when all collapses around him, but those watching knows he caused it!

    Andrew: David Luiz is having yet another shocker, someone please teach him to defend properly!

    Omar El-Sharawy: Fred to come on and score a hat-trick and clinch Brazil the win. You heard it here first.

  • The Big One

    Posted at21:56

    You probably don't need reminding - but I going to remind you anyway - that tomorrow is the big day. The World Cup final. Argentina v Germany.

    And here's how you can follow the action with us. The showpiece will be live and uninterrupted on BBC One, with the stream also available right here on the website alongside our text commentary. And you also have the opportunity to listen to the BBC Radio 5 live coverage if you prefer. Basically, you will not miss a kick with BBC Sport.

    We will be providing online coverage throughout the day, while the television programme begins at 19:00 BST.

  • Steve Wilson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at21:53

    "Brazil are booed off at half-time for the second game running. But it's not 5-0. It's a step in the right direction but only a tiny one."

  • HALF-TIME

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at21:50

  • HALF-TIME

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at21:47

    But the Netherlands look more likely to score again. They break down the left, before the home side scramble clear. Brazil need the half-time whistle quickly - and here it is as referee Djamel Haimoudi blows up for the break. And it is greeted by plenty of boos and whistles from the fed-up home supporters.

  • INJURY TIME

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at45 mins

    Two minutes of stoppage time for Brazil to grab themselves a lifeline.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at43 mins

    Another Dutch name is surely going to be taken by referee Djamel Haimoudi. Ron Vlaar clatters into Ramires both late and above the foot. But no - Vlaar somehow escapes. As do his team as Oscar boots the free-kick into the wall and then Maxwell follows up by ballooning the rebound over the crossbar.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at41 mins

    Netherlands captain Robin van Persie shaping up to shoot with that lethal left foot is a sight feared by every defence in the world. Luckily for this fragile Brazil backline, he does not connect as sweetly as we know he can from inside the area. Brazil keeper Julio Cesar gratefully clutches the ball to his barrel chest.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at39 mins

    Dirk Kuyt isn't a man who goes down easily - but he is has been floored after an aerial collision with Maxwell. The Fenerbahce man needs some treatment on the touchline before reappearing back over the whitewash. You can't beat a good wet of the magic sponge.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at38 mins

    Close! Brazil are within a whisker of halving the deficit. Oscar's teasing free-kick from near the right touchline is flicked on by Luiz Gustavo at the near post, Paulinho and David Luiz both lunge forward at the both stick, but neither can nab a decisive touch.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at36 mins

    Oscar has been far and away Brazil's best player. He is chief tormentor to the Dutch again, driving forward from his own half into opposition territory. Swansea's Jonathan De Guzman hauls him down from behind and gets a yellow card for his troubles.

  • Steve Wilson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

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    "Brazil are committing players forward as often as they can but they could be caught on the break so easily."

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    Alan Compton: Laurent Blanc is at home having a scan of the bags in the cupboard, just to see if he can find a receipt for a certain purchase.

    Rachel: David Luiz performs much better as a defensive midfielder just in front of the back four than as a traditional central defender.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at33 mins

    Seconds after Robin van Persie's curling cross is gathered by Brazil keeper Julio Cesar, the Selecao charge forward down the right flank. Roma right-back Maicon picks up the attacking baton, tries to skip around Georginio Wijnaldum and wins a free-kick on the edge of the Dutch box.

    The Dutch manage to get a glancing head on Oscar's delivery, before seeing out the resulting corner. Better signs for Brazil though.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at30 mins

    Now it's not that bad for Brazil fans. They were now 5-0 down at this stage against the Germans...

    In fact, almost as if they've just realised that fact, the Brazilians begin a Mexican Wave. Suppose they've got to entertain themselves somehow.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at29 mins

    Oscar is the Brazil player charged with taking the free-kick, whipping a curling out-swinging towards the six-yard box. David Luiz and Jo both climb into the air, but the ball flicks off of Luiz's bonce and out for a goal kick.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at27 mins

    Brazil struggle to move the ball out of the own half, before that man Oscar picks up the pace. The Chelsea midfielder has the back of his heels clipped by Bruno Martins Indi on the right edge of the Dutch box. Chance...

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    Social media comments from around the world are being translated and curated by the BBC's multilingual World Cup Twitter conversation, @viabbc.

    Luis Nunes (Brazil): Can someone stop this? Please?!!

    Gerlison Barros (Brazil): Thiago Silva was lucky. He deserved a red card.

    Fernando (Argentina): The truth is that I feel sorry for the Brazil players. It's too much.

  • Stat attack

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    Brazil have not lost consecutive matches on home soil since 1940; 0-3 v Argentina in Feb 1940 and 3-4 v Uruguay in March 1940.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at25 mins

    Back come the Netherlands. Stefan De Vrij and Dirk Kuyt both find space close to the right touchline, but neither man can pick out a blue Dutch shirt in the danger zone. Decent tempo to this opening 25 minutes.

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    Sam Glazier: Daley Blind would be a better lone striker than Fred or Jo.

    Kevin Crighton: You can't believe Paris Saint-Germain paid £40m for David Luiz. Shocking defending.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at23 mins

    Oscar is the only Brazil looking capable of doing something special for the Brazilians at the moment. He ghosts past a line of Dutch defenders to get on the end of Willian's lofted pass, but Ron Vlaar flies back to pinch the ball off his toe. Good defending.

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at18 mins

    Brazil were only 1-0 down after 16 minutes against Germany. Just saying...

  • Steve Wilson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

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    "I am afraid it is another defensive horror show. David Luiz had no awareness of what was going on and Daley Blind smacks it into the roof of the net. We have played 17 minutes and the home fans are silent.

    "Where do Brazil go from here? Have they learned their lesson from the match against Germany in Belo Horizonte?"

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    GOAL

    Brazil 0-2 Netherlands - Daley Blind

    Posted at16 mins

    Oh. My. Word. Yet more terrible defending by David Luiz, who tamely heads a right-wing cross down to Daley Blind. He is lurking about 15 yards out and shows no mercy - slamming in his first international goal. More Brazilian tears in the stands.

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    Will, Essex: I am outraged by that decision, there is no-one anywhere near Thiago Silva. Clear red card, regardless of whether it was in or outside the box. I am fed up with Brazil constantly getting favoured by refs. If they had lost Silva, it would have been a completely different match as Brazil can't defend without him.

    Michael, Watford: Two wrongs making a right? Should have been a free-kick, should have been a red card. Yet the decision is probably good for the game.

  • Brazil 0-1 Netherlands

    Posted at15 mins

  • Brazil 0-1 Netherlands

    Posted at13 mins

    To be fair, Brazil have recovered well from that early setback. And the home crowd are giving them plenty of vocal encouragement. Dutch centre-half Ron 'Roncrete' Vlaar heads away another ball into the box. That lad would head a concrete slab away if you threw one his way.

  • Brazil 0-1 Netherlands

    Posted at11 mins

    Some more success for Brazil down the Dutch right. A short free-kick from Oscar catches makeshift wing-back Dirk Kuyt napping, Maxwell whipping in another delicious cross. But that hulking Dutch defender Bruno Martins Indi stops a yellow shirt getting anywhere near.

  • Vote - Should Thiago have seen red?

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    He conceded a penalty after 90 seconds but should Brazil captain Thiago Silva have been sent off for his challenge on Arjen Robben?

    Let us your your views via the voting section on this page. Terms and conditions can be read here. Voting will close at 21:30 BST and the results will appear in this page.

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    Tom Miszkowski: Shocking refereeing, got both decisions wrong, should've been a free-kick and a red card not a penalty and a yellow.

    Jonathan Guckian: Robin van Persie on four goals now... He must fancy the golden boot against this Brazil side! This could get messy.

  • Brazil 0-1 Netherlands

    Posted at9 mins

    Very open start. David Luiz goes wandering again, fresh airing an attempted tackle near the halfway line, as the Dutch break. The Selecao get back in numbers though to scramble clear. More horror show defending from the ex-Chelsea man.

  • Brazil 0-1 Netherlands

    Posted at6 mins

    Good opportunity for Brazil to roar back into this game. Oscar's teasing ball from the left goes down the corridor of uncertainty between Dutch defence and goalkeeper, but Ramires cannot get an outstretched toe on the ball.

  • Steve Wilson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Brazil 0-1 Netherlands

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    "You could make the case that a free-kick on the edge of the area and a red card for Thiago Silva might have been the right decision but the referee gave a penalty and a yellow card.

    "Brazil are behind again. Robin van Persie's fourth goal of this World Cup and it was a good penalty."

  • Brazil 0-1 Netherlands

    Posted at4 mins

    Referee Djamel Haimoudi had two decisions to make there. Looking at the replays, the Algerian got them both wrong in my opinion. Firstly, contact between Thiago Silva and Arjen Robben came outside the penalty area and secondly, Silva was the last man so should have been sent off. Do two wrongs make a right? Maybe.

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    GOAL

    Brazil 0-1 Netherlands - Robin van Persie

    Posted at3 mins

    But his team do not escape - Dutch captain Robin van Persie smashes in from 12 yards. Stunned silence in the Estadio Nacional.

  • PENALTY TO NETHERLANDS

    Brazil 0-0 Netherlands

    Posted at1 min

    Oh my word. It's like Brazil have still got a hangover from the German defeat. Seconds in, Thiago Silva hauls down Arjen Robben - penalty. The Brazil skipper escapes with a yellow card.

  • KICK-OFF

    Brazil 0-0 Netherlands

    Posted at21:00

    Right, here we go. Brazil are aiming to salvage some pride. The Dutch want to give Van Gaal a good send-off.

    It's show-time in a not-quite full Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. Some Fifa suit on the touchline gives referee Djamel Haimoudi and he blows his whistle. We're off.

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    Luana Costa: How long will it take for the Netherlands to score their first goal..?

  • Steve Wilson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

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    "You'd hardly know it wasn't the final, such is the intensity of the a capella anthem of Brazil."

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:56

    Here's the last chance to hear the rousing rendition of the Brazilian anthem during this home World Cup. And I'm pleased to report that it is belted out with the usual gusto, with the additional a capella verse of course. But the players were put to shame by one of the tiny mascots - she screamed it out. Well played young lady.

  • Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

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    "Fred is on the bench. Doubt we'll see a huge reduction in his movement."

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    Alex, London: Here's praying this is where we see Brazil begin to mend, for a world without a samba beat is a quiet one indeed.

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:53

    More screams from the Brazil fans. You've guessed it - Neymar has walked out into the Estadio Nacional. Pure hysteria. Then, both teams follow soon after - Brazil in their familiar yellow, the Dutch in a less familiar blue.

    Dutch coach Louis van Gaal and Brazil counterpart Luiz Felipe Scolari have exchanged a few spiky words over the past month, but the pair are all smiles as they exchange handshakes on the touchline.

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    Brazilian personalities on Twitter

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    Brazil forward Neymar: "Just wanted to say that I'm proud of being Brazilian and that I'm proud of this team. The dream lives."

    Brazil president Dilma Rousseff: "We have great talent and love for football. We now have the best stadiums. With renovation, we'll always have the best football in the world."

    Brazil great Pele: "Today, Netherlands and Brazil are facing each other in a classic World Cup rivalry match. All my love and support to the Selecao!"

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:50

    David Luiz takes on the role as Brazil cheerleader as the men in yellow saunter down the Brasilia tunnel. Goalkeeper Julio Cesar high-fives each and every one of the Selecao mascots in the tunnel as the players prepare to come out.

  • LINE-UPS

    Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:48

    Meanwhile, there are wholesale changes for Brazil. Luiz Felipe Scolari makes six changes to the side which lost 7-1 to Germany in the semi-final on Tuesday.

    Captain Thiago Silva returns from suspension to take his place in the team, while defender Maxwell, midfielders Paulinho, Ramires and Willian and strikerJo all come into the side. Marcelo, Dante, Bernard, Fernandinho, Fred and Hulk are the players to make way.

    Brazil: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Luiz, Thiago Silva, Maxwell, Paulinho, Gustavo, Ramires, Oscar, Willian, Jo. Subs: Jefferson, Dani Alves, Fernandinho, Marcelo, Hulk, Fred, Dante, Henrique, Hernanes, Bernard, Victor.

  • LINE-UPS

    Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:46

    The Dutch's worst fears have been confirmed - Wesley Sneijder will not play. The Galatasaray midfielder has been replaced in Louis van Gaal's midfield by Swansea City man Jonathan De Guzman. So that's two changes for van Gaal - midfielder Jordy Clasie makes his first start of the tournament, replacing the injured Nigel de Jong.

    Netherlands: Cillessen, De Vrij, Vlaar, Martins Indi, Kuyt, Wijnaldum, Sneijder, Clasie, Blind, Robben, Van Persie. Subs: Vorm, Janmaat, de Guzman, Verhaegh, Veltman, Kongolo, Lens, Huntelaar, Depay, Krul.

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:44

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:42

    I reckon there might be a change to the Dutch starting XI here. Wesley Sneijdergrimaces as he clutches the back of his right hamstring in the warm up. Looks like he has pinged it. Boss Louis van Gaal puts a comforting arm around the playmaker's shoulder as he limps down the tunnel.

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:40

    But you've got to admire Luiz Felipe Scolari's courage in the face of such vitriol. He has tried his very best to big up this game.

    "When I was coach of Portugal we lost the World Cup third-place play-off against Germany in 2006. I saw how much that German team valued the third-place and how much they have worked since then to make it where they are," he says.

    "I will change a few things. I have some players who have played very little at the World Cup. But I will only put players in who I feel will help us win the match."

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:38

    Judging by the public reaction to the tannoy man reading out his name, Big Phil Scolari is on borrowed time. He was also given a good booing by the home fans. Ouch.

  • Time to go?

    Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:36

    To paraphrase The Clash's most famous lyric - should he stay or should he go? Following the humiliating 7-1 defeat by Germany, Luiz Felipe Scolari's future as Brazil coach has been subject to great debate in the host nation.

    "I know my career will be marked by this defeat but we have an obligation to move on, thinking about the next goal, which in this case is the match for third place in Brasilia," says Big Phil.

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

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:34

    Awww poor Fred. The Brazil striker can't buy a goal, was made the scapegoat after the Germany thrashing and now suffers the ignominy of having his name jeered when it is read out on the team-sheet. Maybe they just don't like his Freddie Mercury-style moustache.

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:32

    Barcelona stars, past and present, exchanging a few words on the Estadio Nacional touchline. Dutch assistant coach Patrick Kluivert puts a consoling arm around Neymar as the pair chew the fat.

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:30

    Of course, no matter how much we try to dress this up - and boy, how has Luiz Felipe Scolari tried to - tonight's game is further humiliation for Brazil.

    As if the 7-1 thumping by Germany wasn't bad enough, the sense of shame and embarrassment felt by the home nation has been further heightened by arch-rivals Argentina reaching the final. And not only that, but the final takes place in the Maracana - the footballing altar worshipped by 200m-plus Brazilians.

    It is the sporting equivalent of thinking you were a dead cert for your dream job, getting annihilated in the interview and then seeing the smarmy guy in the office get the nod instead. Brutal.

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:27

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:25

    Just to clarify, Neymar has not made a miraculous recovery. The Samba poster boy claimed he feared he could have been paralysed after fracturing a vertebra in his spine in the quarter-final win against Colombia.

    He's not named on the bench, he's effectively the Brazilian mascot tonight. Kitted out John Terry-style....

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:22

    Plenty of jeers from the stands as the rest of the Dutch squad jog out on to the lush turf. Now here come the Brazilians. Are they going to be spared? Their players exchanges hugs and handshakes in the tunnel - nervous faces all round. And here comes a full-kitted Neymar! Surely not.

    Thiago Silva leads out his players - huge cheers from the home fans. But the biggest, shrieking, ear-splitting cheer is reserved for Neymar, who gingerly trots out to the bench, waving to his adoring fans. It's like being at a One Direction gig. I would imagine...

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    Posted at

    Pick up your mobile, fire up your tablet, switch on your laptop. Whichever is your preferred means of communication - here's your chance to sound off.

    How do you see tonight's match going? Will wounded Brazil salvage some pride? Or will the Dutch give Louis van Gaal a decent send off?

    Also, let's have a bit of fun. Brazil don't want to be here. The Netherlands don't want to be here. So why don't you 'fess up to those occasions when you've had to go somewhere where you really didn't want to be? Don't be shy - it'll only be between me, you and a few hundred thousand others...

    Tweet using #bbcworldcup, text 81111 or post on our Facebook page.

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:16

    There's also plenty of colour inside the sun-soaked stadium, with smiles accompanying the faces of those wearing yellow in the stands. Two Brazilian lovebirds are laughing and smooching as they hold up banners for the cameras - looks like someone is going to be unhappy later...

    A healthy splash of Dutch orange is across the stands too, their three goalkeepers also receiving plenty of vocal support as they emerge from the tunnel.

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:13

    Very interesting Tim - and it appears that the Brazil fans already inside the Estadio Nacional are hell-bent on getting behind the Selecao. Goalkeeper Julio Cesar looks apprehensive as he prepares to stroll out into the Brasilia sunshine, sharing a big bear-hug with comrades Jefferson and Victor, before going out to face the music. The QPR man need not worry. The trio get a rousing reception from the home fans.

  • Tim Vickery

    BBC Sport's South American football expert

    Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:10

    "Tonight is an opportunity to claw back a little bit of lost pride for Brazil, although nothing will wipe away the black stain of that astonishing defeat.

    "During the tournament, a lot of supermarket staff were wearing yellow shirts in support of their team - that stopped the day after that 7-1 defeat.

    "How many yellow shirts will be inside the stadium, how will the people inside the stadium treat the team - is is going to be very interesting to see that atmosphere."

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:08

    Brazil starting XI: Julio Cesar, Thiago Silva (c), David Luiz, Paulinho, Oscar, Maxwell, Ramires, Luis Gustavo, Willian, Jo, Maicon.

    Netherlands starting XI: Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Martins Indi, Blind, Van Persie (c), Sneijder, Robben, Kuyt, Clasie, Wijnaldum.

  • Brazil v Netherlands (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:05

    Irrelevant. Soul destroying. Meaningless. These are just a few of the words being bandied about to describe the much-maligned World Cup third place play-off.

    Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal says having to turn up to Brasilia tonight to face the host nation is unfair. "This match should never be played. I've been saying that for 10 years," moans the Manchester United-bound manager.

    Come on, folks. Let's not stick the boot into an occasion that's down on its luck. Repeat after me: "Tonight is going to be fun. Tonight is going to be fun. Tonight is going to be...".

  • Posted at20:00

    Splitting up with your partner and having to turn up at a mutual friend's wedding together.

    Falling out with your bass player but still having to play that big, money-spinning gig.

    Getting mullered in a World Cup semi-final and then having to play the other losers just a few days later.

    There are certain occasions in life that we dread - but we know we have to turn up and do the business. Today, it is the turn of Brazil and the Netherlands to bite the bullet....

  • EARLY TEAM NEWS

    Posted at

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

  • Brazil 0-2 Netherlands

    Posted at21 mins

    Still a stunned silence among the Brazil fans inside the stadium. They probably don't know whether to laugh or cry. I'd be thinking this was some sick joke.

    Their players are knocking the ball around neatly, without anyone being brave enough to punch a hole in the sturdy Dutch defence. Then Oscar charges forward, creating an inch of space before drilling a low shot straight into the hands of Dutch keeper Jasper Cillessen.

Posted on Thursday 12th July 2012

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