2014 World Cup-Netherlands beats Brazil to win 3rd place

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Added On July 13, 2014

The Netherlands won the third place with a 3-0 victory over hosts Brazil on Saturday.
 
The Dutch captain Robin van Persie put the European country in the lead only three minutes into the game.
 
Arjen Robben dashed into the box from his right and the winger was pulled down by Brazil skipper Thiago Silva.
 
The referee ruthlessly pointed at the spot and Van Persie stepped in to find the top corner.
 
The other two goals came from Daley Blind and Georginio Wijnaldum.
 
It is the first time that the Netherlands finishes a World Cup unbeaten in regular play in its history, with a only loss to Argentina on penalties in the semifinals.
 
After finishing runner-up in 2010, the third place is the best position for the Dutch squad since it lost the final in 1974 and 1978.
 
But on the other side, this match added to Brazil's frustration at the home tournament following the disastrous 7-1 defeat to Germany.
 
It's the first time since 1940 that Brazil lost two consecutive competitive games on home soil.
 
Brazil conceded 14 goals in the tournament, the most ever for the team since the first World Cup in 1930.