OT - 3rd place game: Brazil v. Netherlands, 3:00pm CDT, ESPN

Submitted by Wolverine In Iowa on July 12th, 2014 at 3:01 PM

I predict 2-1 NED, here.  I also expect Brazil to win the World Cup in 2018.

Comments

wlubd

July 12th, 2014 at 4:08 PM ^

Brazil probably have a claim that it shouldn't have been a PK. Silva should have been sent off for that though.

All things considered, they should be happy they at least have 11 men on the field.

Everyone Murders

July 12th, 2014 at 4:24 PM ^

I thought we were past that.

On a serious note, for the first 20 minutes, it's hard to take Brazil serious. And how did Silva not pull a red with his takedown of Robben?

Yeoman

July 12th, 2014 at 4:58 PM ^

It's basically a friendly and Haimoudi didn't want to create a spectacle by sending off a Brazilian in the first two minutes.

It has to be that. It's not possible for an official at this level to miss that call. Did you notice he started to reach for the red, then changed his mind?

FreddieMercuryHayes

July 12th, 2014 at 4:57 PM ^

They haven't looked very impressive (at least to the standard they're expected) all tournament.  Yes, Neymar did provide some offensive creativity that releaved pressure on the rest of the team, but I think they've finally just run up against real quality opposition at this point and they're showing they are not up to that level.

gwkrlghl

July 12th, 2014 at 7:13 PM ^

After not losing at home in a competitive game in I think almost 30 years, they lost 2 straight by the combined score of 10-1 with that one being a 90th minute gift from Germany. What a humiliating end to Brazil's run as the host team. That country will never forget this performance

snarling wolverine

July 12th, 2014 at 8:19 PM ^

This is much worse.  In 1950 they only lost 2-1, and it was in the final - a heartbreaking loss, to be sure, and a shock to an overconfident country, but really nothing to hang your head over. 

Germany-Brazil was complete and utter humiliation, followed by a second embarrassment at the hands of the Dutch.

 

 

BlueinLansing

July 12th, 2014 at 8:04 PM ^

1974 was their last competitive loss at home.  They lost a friendly not that long ago to Paraguay.  Lots of draws but no losses.

Imagine Michigan going 39 years without losing at home (the actual number of game equivalent would be more like 60 years) and then losing 56-3 and 35-0 in back-to-back games.

 

Yeah, you'd be devastated.

CLord

July 12th, 2014 at 8:20 PM ^

Brazil this World Cup reminds me of us at the end of Carr. The two most storied programs in their respective sports kicked in the gut and told the old way and entitlement doesn't get it done any more. Brazil has a long climb ahead.