Those who watch the Brazil vs. Netherlands live stream will be able to see for themselves how Brazil performs following their humiliating 7-1 loss against Germany in the semifinal. Playing for third place is no consolation for losing the right to go for the title, but the locals will try to end the tournament in an honorable way against a wounded Netherlands.
A match of losers, the third place game is not one of the most attractive in a World Cup, as both teams usually come from painful semifinal defeats. This year it will be awkward, to say the least. After Brazil’s historic exit from the title run, the nation has been left in mourning and shock at the ineptitude shown by its star players.
All eyes will be on the Verde Amarela, and fans who watch the Brazil vs. Netherlands live stream will witness how the host attempts a comeback in their first post-Germany match. While the Dutch are also heartbroken at being denied yet another World Cup title, their exit from the running was also dramatic, ending in a penalty shootout against Argentina.
Without their superstar, Neymar, who was kneed by Colombian defender Juan Zuniga in the quarterfinals, Brazil is not as exciting. It’s up to the starters to show they can still be relevant against a powerhouse like the Orange. The Netherlands were left in shock when one of their biggest stars, Wesley Sneijder, wasn’t able to score in an incredible second stop by Argentina goalie Sergio Romero.
The stunning 7-1 Brazil loss is even worse for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, the nation had waited 64 very long years to host a world cup and avenge the Maracanazo, when Uruguay handed what Brazilians thought was their worst loss ever in 1950. Secondly, if Argentina wins the title, locals will be forced to watch one of their most hated rivals take the title they thought belonged to them, at home. An injustice of unimaginable proportions if you ask any member of La Torcida — as Brazilians fans are known.
See for yourself if Brazil has what it takes to beat Sneijder and Robben in the boring third place match. The last time the Verde Amarela took the field in their World Cup, they were loudly booed by their fans and the crowd chanted the encouraging “ole” each time Germany touched the ball. The ultimate insult.
Historically things couldn’t be more even between Brazil and the Netherlands. With 11 matches played thus far, the teams are tied at three wins a piece with five draws. Each squad has scored 15 goals, a dead heat that will tip to either side on Saturday.
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