Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Brazil v Netherlands

11 July 2014, 17:57

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil will be desperate to put their disastrous 2014 World Cup semi-final defeat behind them when they face the Netherlands in the third-place play-off on Saturday.

The host nation's adventure came to an agonising end at the last-four after they suffered a humiliating 7-1 defeat to Germany, a result which marked the Samba Kings' worst loss in their entire history.

Luiz Felipe Scolari's men will now look to scrap together any semblance of respect when they walk out at Estadio Nacional this weekend.

The Dutch, meanwhile, find themselves in the battle for bronze after their bid to secure back-to-back World Cup final appearances was ended against Argentina after they went down 4-2 on penalties following a goalless 120 minutes.

On the team front, Brazil will be able to welcome captain Thiago Silva back from suspension, but Neymar remains out after he fractured a vertebrae during the quarter-final win over Colombia.

Fred, meanwhile, is expected to be dropped from the starting XI, having been largely booed by the home fans during their semi-final implosion, meaning Chelsea's Willian could get the chance to impress from the off.

For the Netherlands, Michael Vorm could get his first taste of World Cup action, with the keeper the only one of the 23-man squad to yet feature at the South American showpiece.

- News24


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
George Vodongo
Kalonzo says he will defeat UhuRu...

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has expressed confidence that he will send the Jubilee government home in the upcoming Presidential election. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
Why Caffeine Is Used for Weight L...

The following are the reasons why caffeine is used for weight loss. Read more...

Submitted by
S Mbinya
What guys want in relationships

Here are the top four things guys need in a relationship. Read more...

Submitted by
EACC recovers KES3.5 million stol...

EACC has recovered KES 3.5 million stolen from Mukurwe-ini Constituency Development Fund (CDF) by former committee members managing the kitty. Read more...

Submitted by
Governor snubs Mashujaa Day celeb...

The Governor was last seen in public during his impeachment debate at Senate, which he survived, and later went India for medical checkups. Read more...

Submitted by
Ben Wangui
President recognises Kenya’s new ...

From young innovators, to doctors and local athletes who have represented Kenya in various events, here are the young heroes recognised by the President in this year's Mashujaa Day celebrations. Read more...