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Holland
2
 
1
Brazil
 0-1Robinho  10'
W. Sneijder  53' 1-1 
W. Sneijder  68' 2-1 
HT: 0-1
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (Attendance: 40,186)
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura
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Holland vs. Brazil
Minute Commentary
94' HOLLAND 2-1 BRAZIL
It's the shock result of the World Cup so far as the world's top ranked team crash out at the quarter-final stage. It looked like Brazil were going to cruise through after a first half that they dominated, but a horror show between Cesar and Melo gifted Holland a route back into the game, before more set-piece inadequacies allowed Sneijder a chance to bag a rare headed goal and send Holland through. A red card for Melo left Brazil in a desperate state, and they failed to really carve out any decent chances as they pushed forward late on. Brazil will get slated by their home press and fans, but the Netherlands now have a great chance to reach the World Cup Final with a semi to come against the winner of Uruguay v Ghana.
93' HOLLAND BEAT BRAZIL!!!
The final whistle goes and Holland march on to the semi-finals at the expense of a dejected Brazil.
92' WHAT A WASTE!!!
Holland have the ball in acres of space in the Brazil half. Huntelaar could shoot or pass to the better placed Robben, but takes too long before opting for the latter. Brazil have one last chance!
90' DUTCH KEEP-BALL
Huntelaar has come on for Van Persie and starts to frustrate the Brazilians, keeping the ball in the corner for as long as he can. It's looking more and more like Holland will be the first team into the semi-finals.
88' INTO THE WALL
Alves lines up the set-piece but hammers his shot into the wall. Time is running out for Brazil!
87' LUCIO CHARGES FORWARD
The defender makes a typical lung-busting run into the Dutch half and winning a free-kick.
86' WONDERFUL DEFENDING
Kuyt is just about to pull the trigger and try to put this game to bed when Juan slides in to nick the ball just inside his own area. It's a wonderful challenge and gets the vuvuzela blast of recognition that it deserved.
85' NOW OR NEVER
Brazil have five minutes plus stoppage time to keep their World Cup dream alive. They don't deserve to go out at this stage, but you have to fear for Dunga if they do, his critics will have a field day back home.
83' SELFISH STRIKING
Van Persie holds on to the ball for too long rather than playing in Sneijder, and when he finally does make the pass it's too late and the midfielder has to snatch at his shot.
81' NERVY KEEPING
Stekelenburg is all over the place on crosses and almost lets a corner run straight into his own net, gratefully saved by Heitinga on the line. Brazil should be looking to get the ball into the box repeatedly as this keeper has an error in him before the game is up.
80' GOES FOR THE CONVERSION
Van Persie does his best Jonny Wilkinson impression from a free-kick, pinging the ball miles over the bar. That was a terrible effort and the striker hangs his head.
78' HUGE THREAT ON THE BREAK
Holland break in numbers and Sneijder should be clean through on Cesar, but dallies on the ball. He instead plays a pass inside, but Van Persie's through-ball isn't read by Kuyt and the chance goes begging. Brazil are going to have to pour bodies forward in search of an equaliser but will play into the hands of the Dutch style and will be extremely vulnerable to the counter-attack.
77' BRAZILIAN CHANGE
Fabiano is taken off to be replaced by Nilmar up top.
75' COMEDY MOMENT
Ooijer is booked for a challenge on Fabiano inside the Dutch half, but the ref initially pulled out a red by mistake, much to the horror of the centre-back. It's smiles all round once the pair realise the mistake.
72' RED CARD!!!
Melo gets a straight red for an absolutely idiotic challenge. Kicking out twice at Robben to bring the winger down, he then stamped on the prone body of the Munich winger and is rightly sent to the changing rooms by the ref.
70' BRAZIL NEED A SPARK
The South Americans have steamrollered to this point of the World Cup, but are in dire need of a moment of magic to get back into a game that they seemed to have under complete control.
68' MORE ON THAT GOAL!
Robben curls in a corner, which is flicked on by Kuyt to find Sneijder in space in the area. The smallest man on the field gets his head to the ball and deflects it home, sparking jubilant scenes on the pitch and in the stands.
67' GOOAAALLL!!!
It's Sneijder and Holland are 2-1 up!
66' TOP EFFORT BY KAKA
A Heitinga clearance falls to Kaka on the edge of the area and he almost picks out the top corner with a looping shot, just sending his shot wide.
64' YELLOW CARD
De Jong pulls back Robinho and is shown a yellow, which will keep him out of the semi-final if Holland get there.
62' BRAZIL MAKE A CHANGE
Bastos is lucky not to have seen a red, and Dunga moves to remove the danger, replacing him with Gilberto Melo.
61' HINT OF A CHANCE
A loose ball almost gives Van Persie a golden chance on the edge of the area, but Lucio gets in a block to save Cesar from being called into action.
58' PREDICTABLE MOVE
Robben picks the ball up on the left and cuts inside - a phrase that has been repeated time and time again over the last two Dutch games. However, Brazil are alive to the threat, showing him the outside knowing that he'll rarely take the opportunity in favour of trying to create space for a shot. If just once he went for the by-line it might add some width to the attack and put some doubt in the minds of Brazil's defenders. As it is, they can just clutter the edge of the area and make it hard for anyone in orange to find space.
56' GAME ON!
That goal for Holland came from completely out of the blue and this game is anyone's now. Brazil will still be confident of adding another, but all it takes is one moment of magic to turn the match either way.
54' MORE ON THAT GOAL
Robben and Sneijder link up from the free-kick out on the right, and the latter curls in a cross. Cesar comes out for what should have been a routine clearance, but he fails to clear Melo out of the way, and the midfielder gets a telling touch to take it away from his own keeper and into the back of the net. That'll probably go down as an own goal, although Sneijder was quick to claim it of course.
53' GOOAAALLL!!!
It's a freak goal by Sneijder and Holland are right back in this. 1-1!
52' SHOULD BE A YELLOW
Bastos scythes down Robben as Holland break and should have seen his second yellow of the game. Very, very lenient by the ref that, and the Dutch are letting him know.
49' SNATCHED AT IT
The ball bobbles on the poor surface as Van Persie picks out Sneijder, but the playmaker looks to take advantage, taking on a shot, only to slice the ball wide.
48' YELLOW CARD
9.0 for Van der Wiel! The right-back picks up a booking for a blatant dive, and that'll mean he misses the semi-final if Holland get there.
47' POOR CONTROL
Robben has a chance to run at the centre-backs, but his touch his poor and the ball goes away from him, giving Lucio the chance to step in and intercept. The winger has been poor so far.
46' SECOND HALF
It's back underway in Port Elizabeth, with neither team yet to make a change.
45' HALF TIME
The whistle goes to bring an end to a first half that Brazil have dominated. Holland have some serious thinking to do if they're going to get back into this.
45' ALMOST A SECOND
Maicon drives onto the ball down the right and goes for a first-time shot at pace, not dissimilar to his goal against North Korea. It is touched wide of the post by Stekelenburg, but the ref gives a goal-kick. That looked like it was going in, so hats off to the keeper for a top save.
45' WHAT A WASTE!
Holland break two on two, but Robben dallies as he cuts inside, and is crowded out as Brazil get men back. That was a real waste by the Munich man, and he would have been much better off either having a first-time shot or laying in Van Persie.
44' SNIFF OF A CHANCE
Cesar spills the ball from a Robben cross, but there are only blue shirts in the vicinity and the ball is cleared.
42' TEMPERS FLARE
Van Persie goes in hard on Maicon to give away another in a string of fouls by Holland. The key players are getting increasingly frustrated by the lack of a part they are playing in this game and Van Marwijk would do well to advise his players to stay calm before someone gets themselves sent off.
39' WONDERFUL VISION
Bastos flicks a curling pass with the outside of his foot down the left channel, almost sending in Kaka behind the defence. It might not be jogo bonito, but Brazil's football has been wonderful to watch so far this afternoon.
37' YELLOW CARD
Bastos gets himself needlessly booked for a niggly foul just inside the Brazil half. There was no danger there and Dunga is more than a little miffed with his left-back to say the least.
35' WORTH A GO
Sneijder fires in a free-kick from miles out, but it is an easy claim for Cesar in the Brazil goal.
33' FAR TOO CLEVER
Robben tries one of those sneaky corners like Rooney and Giggs pulled off for United back in the Premier League season, but doesn't disguise it at all well and the Brazil defenders are quicker to react to the gaff. Holland can't waste opportunities like that to test the Brazil back-line and really need to up their game in the final third.
31' STUNNING SAVE!
Stekelenburg denies a curling Kaka effort with a wonderful, diving, finger-tipped save to prevent the ball from finding the top corner. It was liquid football to create the chance, with Robinho and Fabiano linking up silkily to put the playmaker into space on the edge of the area.
29' ONE-WAY TRAFFIC
It's all Brazil in Port Elizabeth! They are ripping the Dutch apart across the park, running midfield and looking lethal on both flanks. Something needs to change for the Netherlands before they leave themselves with too much of a deficit to recover from.
27' QUITE AN ATMOSPHERE
The vuvuzelas have their detractors, mainly for completely destroying any alternative way of creating atmosphere, but they are at their blasting best this afternoon, sending wave after wave of noise reverberating around this magnificent stadium.
25' OVER THE BAR
Alves' ball into the box finds Juan, but the defender's shot on the turn fires over the bar. That was a great chance, and if it had been a Fabiano or a Kaka on the end of it you'd have been expecting the net to bulge.
23' RISKY DEFENDING
De Jong slides in on Kaka in the area, but wins the ball cleanly to put it behind. Get that wrong and it's a certain penalty, so credit to the midfielder for trying it.
21' CROWDED OUT
Robben cuts back inside onto his left foot, but is crowded out by a host of Brazilian players. The winger was given far too much space on the inside against Slovakia, but today's opponents show no signs of affording him the same luxury.
19' POSSESSION FOOTBALL
This patient controlled style that Dunga's Brazil are playing has won few fans back home, but it is devastatingly effective, and Holland just can't get hold of the ball.
16' TIMELY INTERVENTION
Kuyt looks to pick out Van Bommel with a cut-back, and does so, but Juan is alert to the danger and throws in body on the line to prevent a shot on target.
14' YELLOW CARD
Heitinga gets the first booking of the game for a cynical trip on Fabiano as the striker looked to spin in behind.
12' UNSETTLED BACK-LINE
Mathijsen has been key to keeping the Dutch defence together over recent years, and his late withdrawal has clearly rattled the European side. That was the first goal this team have conceded from open play in South Africa, but Brazil don't appear content to settle for just the one - they're all over Holland at the moment.
11' DUTCH RESPONSE
Kuyt forces Cesar into a save at his near post as the Netherlands respond immediately to that early goal.
10' MORE ON THAT GOAL!
Robinho's run in behind wasn't picked up by a man in orange, but it was all about a wonderful through-ball from Melo to pick out the attacker. Stekelenburg had little chance as Robinho finished coolly to put the Brazilians one up.
9' GOOAAALLL!!!
Robinho opens the scoring for Brazil with a classy, clinical goal. It's 1-0!
7' NO GOAL!
Brazil have been on top in the opening stages and think they've opened the scoring as Robinho finishes off a scything attack... but the flag has gone up! Alves was just offside as he burst forward from a left sided position, but it was a tight call and an early warning for the Dutch.
3' HEFTY CHALLENGES
Alves and Melo fire into two crunching tackles early in the game as they attempt to unsettle the key Dutch players, Robben and Sneijder respectively. The challenge on the former riles both sets of players and all that pre-match tension almost spills over into an on-field scrap, but thankfully the ref intervenes.
1' PHYSICAL APPROACH
Kuyt clips a ball into the box towards Van Persie, but his way through is blocked by Juan. The Brazil centre-backs have been physical all tournament and will give the Arsenal striker a tough afternoon.
1' KICK-OFF
Brazil get the game underway, dressed in their second strip of blue shirts and socks with white shorts. The Netherlands are in their classic orange.
0' THE ANTHEMS
The players look fired up as they belt out the respective anthems. Despite all the talk of anti-football, holding midfielders and the like, this should still be a cracking game. We're all set...
0' HERE COME THE TEAMS
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is awash with orange and yellow as the two sides emerge from the tunnel.
0' DUTCH DRAMA
Key centre-back Mathijsen picked up an injury in the warm-up and has been replaced by Ooijer. That's a huge blow for Holland, who will need the veteran to produce the performance of his life to keep tabs on Fabiano and co.
0' THE VENUE
The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth is one of the most recognisable grounds of the tournament, with its beautiful petal-shaped roof on the banks of the North End Lake making it a sensational place for visiting fans to travel. This is the seventh game to be held at the stadium, with the third place play-off to come.
0' MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Today's referee is Yuichi Nishimura from Japan. An experienced international ref, he dished out the first red card of this World Cup when he sent Uruguay's Nicolas Lodeiro packing on the opening day of the tournament.
0' THE LINE-UPS
The teams are in. Holland have stuck with the XI that saw off Slovakia in the second round, meaning that Robben and Kuyt play in the wide positions, with Van der Vaart missing out. Melo passed a late fitness test so returns in the one change for Brazil. Elano is still out so Alves continues in midfield.
0' EARLY TEAM NEWS
The Dutch are expected to have a full squad to choose from, and a fit and firing Arjen Robben gives them a spark that could make the difference in the latter stages. Brazil are without Elano so will face a selection dilemma in midfield, particularly given the suspension of Ramires and injury to Felipe Melo - who is a serious doubt with an ankle problem.
0' PREVIEW
On paper it's one of the classic match-ups in world football, but Brazil v Holland may be slightly different this time around. Two nations famed for their flowing, creative and attacking football have turned their back on tradition at South Africa 2010, instead opting for a more clinical style. Two holding midfielders protect the defence in both teams, while each four-man attacking unit is given freedom to express themselves in the final third. There is the risk that they will cancel each other out, but with such phenomenal individual talent on the pitch surely this will live up to its billing as the pick of the quarter-finals.
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Teams
Holland
(4-2-3-1)
Maarten Stekelenburg1
47' Gregory Van der Wiel2
14' John Heitinga3
76' Andre Ooijer13
Giovanni Van Bronckhorst5
Mark Van Bommel6
64' Nigel De Jong8
Arjen Robben11
53' 68' Wesley Sneijder10
Dirk Kuyt7
85' Robin Van Persie9
Substitutes
Sander Boschker22
Michel Vorm16
Joris Mathijsen4
Khalid Boulahrouz12
Edson Braafheid15
Rafael Van der Vaart23
Stijn Schaars18
Ibrahim Afellay20
Demy De Zeeuw14
85' Klaas-Jan Huntelaar21
Ryan Babel19
Eljero Elia17
Brazil
(4-2-3-1)
1Júlio César
2 Maicon
3 Lúcio
4 Juan
6Michel Bastos 37' 62'
5 Felipe Melo 73'
8 Gilberto Silva
13 Dani Alves
10 Kaká
11 Robinho 10' 
9 Luis Fabiano 77'
Substitutes
22 Doni
12 Gomes
16 Gilberto 62'
14 Luisão
15 Thiago Silva
19 Baptista
7 Elano
20 Kléberson
17 Josué
21 Nilmar 77'
23 Grafite
Team Stats
Holland Brazil
2 Goals 1
2 Assists 1
11 Shots 15
5 Shots on Goal 4
3 Saves 3
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
10 Crosses 14
4 Corner Kicks 8
3 Offsides 2
19 Fouls Committed 20
4 Cautions/Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 1
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Holland
No. Player G YC RC GA Svs
1M. Stekelenburg - 0 0 1 3
2G. Van der Wiel 0 1 0 - -
3J. Heitinga 0 1 0 - -
5G. Van Bronckhorst 0 0 0 - -
6M. Van Bommel 0 0 0 - -
7D. Kuyt 0 0 0 - -
8N. De Jong 0 1 0 - -
9R. Van Persie 0 0 0 - -
10W. Sneijder 2 0 0 - -
11A. Robben 0 0 0 - -
13A. Ooijer 0 1 0 - -
Substitutes
21K. Huntelaar 0 0 0 - -

Brazil
No. Player G YC RC GA Svs
1 Júlio César - 0 0 2 3
2 Maicon 0 0 0 - -
3 Lúcio 0 0 0 - -
4 Juan 0 0 0 - -
5 Felipe Melo 0 0 1 - -
6M. Bastos 0 1 0 - -
8 Gilberto Silva 0 0 0 - -
9 Luis Fabiano 0 0 0 - -
10 Kaká 0 0 0 - -
11 Robinho 1 0 0 - -
13 Dani Alves 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
16 Gilberto 0 0 0 - -
21 Nilmar 0 0 0 - -
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AstAssists
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SOGShots on Goal
CKCorner Kicks
CRCrosses
OffOffsides
FCFouls Committed
FSFouls Suffered
YCYellow Cards
RCRed Cards
GAGoals Against
SvsSaves
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