Confident Holland ensure final humiliation for beleaguered Brazil
Brazil 0 Holland 3 Brazil’s hopes of a redemptive victory in the World Cup third-place play-off were crushed by Holland in Brasilia on Saturday night as the bedraggled hosts suffered a second chastening defeat in a week. Goals from Robin van Persie, Daley Blind and Georginio Wijnaldum ensured victory and the bronze medal for the 2010 finalists, but for Brazil it was another night to forget in front of their own fans.
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They spent the previous four days weeping for Neymar. They will spend the rest of their lives grieving about Tuesday, 8 July, and the day that Brazilian football was demolished in one of its own great cities.