After an embarrassing loss against Germany in the semi-finals of 2014 world cup, Brazil would be eager to finish the tournament on a high as they take on Netherlands later tonight in a third/fourth place encounter. Though, Brazil may not be satisfied with a third place finish, but that's the best they can achieve in the tournament, provided they win.
on the other hand would not make life any easier for the Brazilians,
as they have also been deeply frustrated after their loss against
Argentina via penalties. They played a good game against Argentina
and it would not be unfair to say that the team in orange jersey were
On the other
hand, Brazil has been a lucky team so far, as have not been in their
impressive best in any of the matches so far. Brazil with their star
studded players have not been able to strike the right cord. They
have performed well in matches, but seldom during the entire game. It
is time for them to deliver as a unit and showcase their talent one
final time in front of their home fans.
Players such as
Fred, Hulk, Marcelo, Paulinho needs to be on top of their game if
they are to defeat Netherlands, who have their own star players. Van
Persie, Sneijder and Robben form the most lethal attacking trio in
the world cup and have taken the responsibility on their shoulders
But, the trio
would face strong defending from Brazil, who were left surprised when
the Germans scored seven goals past them. They would want not to
concede any goal during the match and establish that their game
against Germany was a one off match.