Brazil 2014 World Cup | Netherlands vs. Brazil

Hello everyone, and welcome back for the second to last match before tomorrow, I was away all of yesterday as I went to the prom I mentioned a few days previous, which was one of the best ever proms around, but now I’m back, I will use BBC Sport to copy over any quotes made by football commentators, plus the pictures, and I’ll also add my own initial thoughts into this blog feed as the match slowly unfolds.

Brazil 0-3 Netherlands

…and, we have kick off!!! Let’s hope this match goes well for both the Netherlands and Brazil tonight as this match unfolds.

10 MINUTES IN AND ALREADY THE NETHERLANDS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO SCORING ANOTHER GOAL, AFTER ROBIN VAN PERSIE SCORED WITHIN THE FIRST 3 MINUTES OF THIS MATCH.

THAT WAS QUICK, NEARLY 20 MINUTES AFTER THE FIRST GOAL WAS SCORED, THE NETHERLANDS SCORED A SECOND GOAL AGAINST BRAZIL (DALEY BLIND – 16′)

Jonathan Jurejko: “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.”

Steve Wilson (BBC Match of the Day Commentator): “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?”

Jonathan Jurejko: “Brazil were only 1-0 down after 16 minutes against Germany. Just saying…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. 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.”

Twitter Debate: #bbcworldcup

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

Kevin Crighton: You can’t believe Paris Saint-Germain paid £50m for David Luiz. Shocking defending.

STAT ATTACK!!!

Jonathan Jurejko: “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.”

Scolari
Credit: BBC Sport

Twitter Debate: #bbcworldcup

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.

Jonathan Jurejko: “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…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. 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. 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.”

Twitter Debate: #bbcworldcup

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.

Steve Wilson: “Brazil are committing players forward as often as they can but they could be caught on the break so easily.”

Jonathan Jurejko: “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. Close! Brazil are within a whisker of halving the deficit. Oscar’s teasing free-kick from near the right touchline is flicked on by Luis Gustavo at the near post, Paulinho and David Luiz both lunge forward at the both stick, but neither can nab a decisive touch. 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. 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. 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.Two minutes of stoppage time for Brazil to grab themselves a lifeline. “

Luiz
Credit: BBC Sport
Dirk Kuyt
Credit: BBC Sport

2ND HALF KICK OFF!!! NOW THIS LAST HALF OF THE MATCH OF THE NIGHT SHOULD BE INTERESTING, CONSIDERING THAT THE NETHERLANDS ARE AHEAD OF BRAZIL SO FAR.

Jonathan Jurejko: “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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. And Hernanes’ first contribution to dive in, studs first, on Arjen Robben’s left ankle. Pure filth. 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. 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…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).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?”

Van Persie
Credit: BBC Sport

Twitter Debate: #bbcworldcup

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.

Duncan, Isleworth (via text): 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 (via text): 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 fans
Credit: BBC Sport

Jonathan Jurejko: “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.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.”

Blind
Credit: BBC Sport

Steve Wilson: “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.”

Jonathan Jurejko: “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. 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…..”

Twitter Debate: #bbcworldcup

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?

Jonathan Jurejko: “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. 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.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.”

Van Gaal
Credit: BBC Sport

NEARLY CLOSE TO THE LAST FEW MINUTES OF THE MATCH, AND THINGS DON’T APPEAR TO BE LOOKING UP FOR BRAZIL.

Twitter Debate: #bbcworldcup

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

Jonathan Jurejko: “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.”

Steve Huish, Surbiton (via text): Congratulations to Arjen Robben – Best Actor 2014. Well done.

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

Jonathan Jurejko: “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.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.”

INJURY TIME

THIS IS NOT LOOKING AT ALL GOOD FOR BRAZIL, IT’S HUMILIATED THEM BIG TIME, BECAUSE FOR THE SECOND TIME, NOT A LOT OF EFFORT HAS BEEN PUT IN.

FULL TIME, THANK YOU FOR KEEPING UPDATED TO THIS BLOG FEED AS THE MATCH UNFOLDED, THIS HAS MOST DEFINITELY BEEN ANOTHER HUMILIATING MATCH FOR BRAZIL, MAKE SURE TO CHECK BACK TOMORROW AT 9:00PM FOR THE FINAL, LAST EVER WORLD CUP BLOG FEED BASED ON THE LAST EVER MATCH BETWEEN GERMANY AND ARGENTINA.

THANK YOU FOR VIEWING THIS BLOG FEED :-).

-ALEX SMITHSON

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5 thoughts on “Brazil 2014 World Cup | Netherlands vs. Brazil

    1. They’ve frantically brought the embarrassment on themselves. They’re the hosts of this World Cup, yet, since they lost again now, it’s hardly surprising, as they relied too heavily on Neymar, it’s not his fault Brazil lost, but, at the end of the day, certain teams relie on one person, and when the pressure gets too much, that’s when things go wrong.

      But, I agree with your point, that performance tonight was dreadful for Brazil, they certainly could’ve done better.

      Alex Smithson

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  1. Hello Mother Nature!

    I sauntered by your blog to extend a full-hearted “graçias” or “vielen Dank” for the follow on my blog! To my delight, you’re covering the game live! Blogging it not tweeting it! Well done!

    I’m always thrilled to find another fútbol fan out there. I won’t get into how disgusting that Argentina-Holland semi was. That convo can get heated and rather snippy. Fine, just this one thing: both Holland and Argentina are capable of playing the beautiful game, especially Holland. Instead they both came out defending and although the Clockwork Orange is my squad, I was livid with them for playing for the counterattack instead of the style that comes naturally.

    This is not “the” Argentina conjured when their name comes up. Defend, defend defend. This second half will tell if they change their tune. Well, Sergio Agüero is warming up so….

    thanks again for the follow!
    nicole* “la dauphiine”

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