World Cup Soccer 2014: Netherlands beat Brazil 3-0 in third place play-off

Robin van Persie: Notched early penalty   Goals from Robin van Persie, Daley Blind and Georginio Wijnaldum saw Netherlands beat Brazil 3-0 to finish third in the 2014 World Cup. Van Persie put Netherlands ahead in the third minute from the penalty spot after Arjen Robben had been felled by Thiago Silva. Daley Blind added the…

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World Cup Soccer: Penalty joy for Argentina as they beat Netherlands to reach final

Argentina overcame Netherlands on penalties after a 0-0 draw in Sao Paulo to set up a meeting with Germany in the World Cup final on Sunday. In complete contrast to Germany’s 7-1 annihilation of Brazil 24 hours earlier, both teams played cautious football at the Arena Corinthians and there were few chances in a goalless…

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