Thiago Silva

Brazil will take on the Netherlands in their final game of the 2014 Fifa World Cup at Estadio Nacional de Brasilia, Brasilia, on Saturday for the third place finish.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 9pm BST. Live coverage is on ITV 1 and ITV 1 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Brazil were knocked out of the World Cup after suffering a 7-1 defeat at the hands of Germany in the first semi-final. The South American giants were the favourites to win the tournament and the host nation had the backing of its fans.

Luiz Felipe Scolari's side were without the services of their two key players, Neymar and skipper Thiago Silva. The Barcelona forward was stretchered off during the quarter-final clash against Colombia and has been ruled out of the World Cup.

Silva was suspended for the semi-final match against Germany and will lead his side for their encounter against the Netherlands on Saturday. Brazil would be hoping for a win in their final fixture and provide something for their fans to cheer after the humiliating defeat.

Meanwhile, the Netherlands were knocked out of the World Cup by Brazil's neighbours Argentina on Wednesday in the last four of the tournament. The game ended in a goalless draw after the completion of extra time, leaving the outcome of the match to be decided on penalties.

Robin van Persie
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Louis van Gaal's tactical change of replacing Jasper Cillessen with Newcastle United's Tim Krul against Costa Rica saw his side win on penalties.

However, the incoming Manchester United boss decided to stick with his first choice keeper. The result went against the Netherlands as Argentina won 4-2 on penalties.

The Netherlands were never the firm favourites to win the World Cup before the start of the summer event in Brazil.

Their performance with a very handful of star players in the squad under the guidance of Van Gaal has seen them receive praise from several football pundits and fans.

It remains to be seen if Van Gaal will be able to guide his side to a top three finish in his last game as the Dutch national team's manager.

However, as the host nation, Brazil would be looking to avoid another defeat in quick succession.

What Managers Say

Luiz Felipe Scolari: "The tournament was not all bad. We had a bad defeat. With all the difficulties we reached the semi-finals. We are a hard-working team, we win together and lose together. The crash was also the coaching staff, the fans, it was overall, no one understood, and the team from Germany, which is good, took the opportunity."

Louis van Gaal: "I asked two players to take the first ball before ending up with Vlaar. I thought he was the best player on the pitch so should have confidence. I taught Romero [Argentina keeper] how to stop penalties, so that hurts. We were the club to bring him to Europe. He was a big talent, and someone who has the qualities to do that."


Brazil 1-2 Netherlands

Betting Odds (Bwin)

Brazil are 2.25 to win

Netherlands are 2.90 to win

Draw 3.70

Last Result


  • Brazil 1-7 Germany


  • Netherlands 0-0 Argentina (2-4 on penalties)

Team News

David Luiz


  • Injured: Neymar
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Cesar; Alves, Luiz, Silva, Marcelo; Gustavo, Fernandinho; Hulk, Oscar, Willian; Fred


  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Cillessen; Blind, Indi , de Vrij, Vlaar, Janmaat; Wijnaldum, Sneijder, Guzman; Robben, Van Persie