A nightmare start for Brazil in their attempt at redemption, when Thiago Silva brought down Arjen Robben in the 2nd minute. Robin van Persie converted the penalty, and Silva got a yellow card rather than the expected red, since he was last man back when he pulled down Robben. Daley Blind added to Brazil's woes in the 17th minute with a blast from outside. The Netherlands put the final nail in Brazil's coffin with goal from Georginio Wijnaldum in the 90th minute.
Brazil never did live up to their potential in this World Cup, and The Netherlands did a good job to get a third place finish after losing the World Cup final in 2010.